Westlake Handles Newbury; Thousand Oaks Holds Off Agoura

Brett Reilly and Spencer Tyoran each scored three goals — and Jesse Cuccia (pictured) assisted on five of those six goals — to lead No. 3 Westlake to an 11-5 win over visiting Newbury Park in a Marmonte League game Wednesday night.

Westlake improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in league, while No. 10 Newbury fell to 4-2, 1-1 in league. Elsewhere in the Marmonte League, Thousand Oaks held off Agoura to claim an 8-7 victory in overtime.

After spotting Westlake a 3-0 lead on Reilly’s three first-quarter goals, Newbury’s defense settled down and kept the Warriors within striking distance, trailing 3-1 at halftime and 6-4 after three quarters.

In fact, Westlake didn’t begin to pull away and secure the win until Conor O’Brien and Drew Taylor scored back-to-back goals within six seconds to push the Warriors’ lead to 8-4 with 7:12 to play. O’Brien and Taylor each scored two goals, and Duke Cohen scored one, assisted by Jacob Mannisto.

Matt Kilkeary and James Sullivan, Westlake
Westlake’s defense, with James Sullivan (32) and Matt Kilkeary (1), kept Newbury in check.

Junior middie Erich Wuestoff and senior attack Preston Wilson each scored two goals for Newbury, and junior attack Chasen Colter tacked one on in the final minute. But the Panthers struggled throughout the game to solve Westlake goalie Matt Kilkeary, who made 12 saves.

Newbury also struggled with possession, turning the ball over and giving Westlake second chances. Eventually, that caught up to the Panthers, and Westlake pulled away.

Thousand Oaks 8, Agoura 7, OT

Roy Ward scored with 1:41 left in overtime to lift the No. 5-ranked Lancers to the 8-7 Marmonte League win at Agoura, which had overcome a two-goal deficit in the fourth quarter after T.O. was hit with a two-minute, non-releasable penalty.

The Lancers (4-1, 2-0) led 2-1 after one quarter and 4-3 at halftime, but they never could put any distance between themselves and the No. 11 Chargers, and Agoura (1-3, 0-2) forged a 5-5 tie entering the fourth quarter. But Zach Asbury scored his second goal early in the fourth for a 6-5 lead, and Nick Auger scored his third with 8:30 left for a 7-5 margin.

But Agoura forced the overtime, and Ward delivered late.