The Points Keep Cumming and Cumming as Foothill Topples Westlake

Westlake, the no. 5 team in Los Angeles, came into Thursday’s game against the Foothill boys lacrosse team allowing less than six goals per game. Sophomore Andrew Cumming topped that number all by himself, finishing with nine points (six goals, and three assists) while leading Foothill to a 21-13 victory.  It was the second consecutive game that Knights reached the 20-goal mark.

“We’re just trying to push the pace a little bit. We’re trying to get out and the defense is taking some risks. It’s [the game against Westlake] is a great lead-up game for us. We got five really strong competitors coming up next,” Foothill coach Jon Fox said. “Westlake is a really athletic team. They have some really nice players that can get the ball down the field, they show their athleticism and hustle and heart. We were not wanting them to score, but they kept breaking through and putting some nice goals away.”

After the Knights gave up the first goal of the game to the Warriors, the Knights recovered by scoring the next three goals and led 8-2 after the first quarter. They would never look back.  Every time the Warriors started to string together goals, the Knights answered back and led 12-6 at halftime.

After the first half, the Knights were in no danger whatsoever, as their offensive depth and stifling defense proved to be too much for the Warriors.

Cumming had a career night but he was far from a one-man wrecking crew.   Josh Fox had four goals. Foothill also got scoring contributions from Wyatt Kayl (three goals), Troy Hofer, Britain Houssiere (two goals apiece), Ellis Geis (two goals, three assists), Easton Babb and Joseph Cumming (one goal apiece). Riley Ahern chipped in three assists for Foothill, which got a combined 11 saves from Ethan Sepulveda, Joey Garcia and Brayden Webb.

“I think we’re running through plays a lot better, everybody is getting a lot more comfortable with whose on the field and trusting each other,” Kayl said.

Duke Cohen led the Warriors with five goals while Seamus O’Brien had four goals. Nick Reilly and Jacob Martin scored two goals apiece for Westlake, which got six saves from Jackson Hren and Matt Reznick. Martin, who also stood out at the faceoff circle, chipped in four assists.

Up next for the Knights (13-1), a home game against Palos Verdes on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Warriors (7-2) play Palisades tonight at 5 p.m.

Teran Rodriguez
Teran Rodriguez has been a member of the MaxLax family for three years (going on four).