Trinity League Roundup: Servite, Santa Margarita stay hot

Servite led the way this week in Trinity League play, winning all three of their games including a convincing 14-4 win over league rival Mater Dei (see complete recap HERE). Santa Margarita brought home two impressive wins, while Mater Dei has dropped two in a row. JSerra is still looking for their first win of the season. Let’s explore each team’s current state, and where they go from here.

 

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Servite (1-0, 5-1):

What Happened: The Friars had arguably the best week, bringing home a dominate 21-6 road win over Mission Viejo (1-4) Tuesday and a nail-biting 9-8 home victory over Trabuco Hills (3-1) on Thursday. Their biggest win, however, was a 14-4 victory over rival Mater Dei Saturday afternoon to begin the season in first place in the Trinity League conference standings.

Up Next: Servite will begin the week with a home match against Great Oak (2-4) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. followed by a road match in Costa Mesa against Esperanza (1-2) on Saturday, which is slated for an early 11 a.m. start.

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Santa Margarita (0-0, 3-0):

What Happened: The Eagles began their weekly competition with a tight 9-7 victory over crosstown rival Tesoro (1-2) on Thursday (see complete recap HERE). On Saturday, Santa Margarita hosted last years Utah State Champion Brighton (1-2), and won the game 16-12 as the Eagles offense came up with their best performance of the young season.  .

Up Next: Santa Margarita only plays one game this week but it promises to be a good matchup as they host Palos Verdes (1-2) Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Mater Dei (0-1, 4-2):

What Happened: Injuries are beginning to plague the Monarchs as they went 1-2 on the week. It began with a 8-7 comeback victory at Edison (1-2) Tuesday. However, Thursday’s 9-6 loss on the road over Beckman (1-1) began their current two-game losing streak, as they dropped a 14-4 road match to rival Servite on Saturday in Anaheim.

Up Next: The Monarchs will begin the week with a road match against Santiago (2-3) on Tuesday at 8 p.m and will return home Thursday to square off with Trabuco Hills (3-1) at 7 p.m.

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JSerra (0-0, 0-3):

What Happened: The Lions only played one game this past week, falling on the road to the Marina Vikings 13-6 on Wednesday. JSerra is still looking for their first win of the season.

Up Next: Lions will host El Dorado (3-3) on Tuesday at 7 p.m in their only game of the week.

Brandon Ross
Brandon Ross is a Digital Reporter/Editor for Maxlaxoc.com, entering his third year with the company. His experience in Sports Journalism began in 2014 where he served as a staff writer for Orange Coast College's Coast Report, mostly covering Sports. In the Spring of 2016, he moved onto The Daily Titan as an assistant sports editor, covering Division One College Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. He also served as The Daily Titan's "second in command" as the paper's Managing Editor, covering a variety of school and local news as well as help guide a young staff in an election season. During his spare time, he loves to travel and spend time with loved ones. For tips, please email Brandon at brandonkross92@gmail.com