Friday night brought another statement by Aliso Niguel with their largest win in recent years.
The Wolverines (6-1) look to be hitting on all cylinders with their continued dominance of Sea View opponents. Scoring was early and often, 10 different players accounted for points with a 20-0 win for Aliso over San Juan Hills (0-6) at Wolverine Stadium.
Junior attackman Jonah Rinaldi continued to put up numbers with five goals and four assists. Senior attackman Hayden Wollman and senior midfielder Stevie Barron each added four goals.
Senior defenseman Conner Reed was also able to contribute in the scoring department with one goal and two assists.
The scoring was rounded out by senior midfielder Zach Muduryan (1 goal, 2 assists), sophomore attack Jake Lombardo (1 goal, 1 assist), junior middie Matt Jones (1 goal), junior LSM Ben Rush (1 assist), and senior attack Hunter Ossola (2 goals, 1 assist).
The play of the night came in the third quarter with Rinaldi going goal line extended feeding Wollman with a behind-the-back assist.
The last two games have shown dominance without one of Aliso’s offensive threats, senior midfielder James Murphy. The Sea View league opponents are hoping his ankle heals slowly.
Next up for Aliso is a non league game at Esperanza.
Stars of the game:
1. Aliso defense: The D led by Conner Reed deserves recognition for the rare shut-out.
2. Michael Marino, Aliso, FOGO: The junior FOGO continues to dominate opponents.
3. Jonah Rinaldi, Aliso, attack: Rinaldi was five and four on the day and continues to up his game every week.
–Special to MaxLaxOC.com; Courtesy Aliso Niguel