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.
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.
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.
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.
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.