Woodbridge upsets #11 El Toro 5-4 to open the 2018 season
This week the unranked Woodbridge Warriors defeated Non-League opponent El Toro High School Chargers at El Toro. The Chargers, ranked #11 in Orange County by MaxlaxOC, hosted the weekend contest for the first non-league game of the 2018 season for both teams.
El Toro answered pushing transition, as middie AJ Paglialonga put a well-placed shot past Woodbridge goalie James Nakano. El Toro then took the lead with 1:21 left in the first off a quick move from junior midfielder Mike McCarty.
In the second quarter, Woodbridge senior Parker Haw equalized the game with the only goal of the quarter after beating multiple defenders to the net.
In the third, Haw scored his second goal of the game to put Woodbridge back in front. Two minutes later, Charger attackman Nima Moniri tied the game beating by beating a Woodbridge slide. With three minuets left in the third, Chung scored off a pass from junior attackman Nick Krolikowski to re-take the lead.
In the fourth, Haw made it a hat-trick off another great look from Krolikowski to bring the Warriors lead to 5-3; the largest of the game. The Chargers put pressure on the Warriors with a quick shot from senior midfielder Anthony Priolo off a pass from Paglialonga to make it a 5-4 game with 7:06 left.
The Warrior defense closed out the win by allowing El Toro only three shot opportunities with strong efforts by sophomore defenders Alex Clayton and Brynden Cabreros. Clayton and Cabreros combined for almost ten ground balls for the game.
The Warriors play Dana Hills High School Wednesday night at Dolphin Stadium at 530pm.
Contributed by Woodbridge Boys’ Lacrosse