Senior Phil Thompson won 25 face-offs and scored three goals Tuesday, leading No. 3 Harvard Westlake to a 14-11 win over visiting No. 13 Oaks Christian in a nonleague game.
Despite the face-off dominance, though, the Wolverines didn’t necessarily dominate on the scoreboard. The score was tied 2-2 after one quarter, and Harvard Westlake led only 6-4 at halftime. They stretched the lead to 10-6 entering the final period, but the Lions kept it close with a 5-4 scoring edge in the fourth.
Thompson’s three goals led the Wolverines (7-2, 1-1), and Tommy Park, Paul Rodriguez, Sultan Daniels and Asher Early each scored two.
Cort Rogers (4g, 4a) and Seamus O’Brien (4g, 2a) led the Oaks Christian (3-5) offense, with scoring also coming from Danny Redell (1g), Lorenzo Santor (1g, 1a) and Evan Phillips (1g, 1a).