Tritons Top Diablos in Opener, 15-3

san_clemente_tritons-1The No. 7 San Clemente Tritons and Mission Viejo Diablos faced each other in a rare early season league game Wednesday evening in San Clemente. San Clemente steamrolled to an 11-0 halftime lead behind junior attack man Jack Renard’s five first-half goals, then cruised to a 15-3 victory. Renard finished with seven goals on the evening to pace the Tritons.

Austin Lickley aims to finish where mama keeps the cookies. Photo Credit: Kathy Renard


Eleven different players notched points for the Tritons as all but one of the 15 goals was assisted. Peyton Garrett and Austin Streeter each contributed 2 goals and 2 assists, while Collin Zines added 1 goal and 3 assists. Also enjoying multiple point games were Torin Alm, Eric Zoe and Austin Lickley with two assists apiece. Goalie Austin Boyer notched 7 saves. Standout defenseman Stone Sims had five forced turnovers and three ground balls to lead the defense. Sophomore midfielder Garrett Eslick had five ground balls to lead the Tritons and also scored once.

Mission Viejo got on the scoreboard twice in the third quarter and once in the fourth. Rome Innocenzi had one of the goals for the Diablos.

The Tritons next travel to face LA power Palos Verdes on Saturday, while Mission Viejo will host Capo Valley on March 10.