Nick Whittall‘s nine points (7 goals, 2 assists) help Murrieta Mesa overcome a slow start and defeat St. Francis La Canada 12-8.
Both teams struggled to get the ball past hot goaltenders in the early going with St. Francis scoring the only goal of the first quarter and taking a 5-3 lead into half time.
Down 8-6 heading with 12 minutes left to play, the Rams hit a late hot streak and rattled off six unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to win the game 12-8. Miles Crowley supplemented Whitall’s output with three goals and an assist. Chris Veloz (1g, 1a) and Aaron Siqueros (1g) completed the Murrieta Mesa scoring. Goalie Drake Rodriguez had a fourth quarter shutout with 4 of his 11 saves coming in the final frame