The Junipero Serra Padres Lacrosse team are 3-0 after Saturday's 12-3 win over their cross-town rival Burlingame Panthers. Their 3-game streak to open the season is the Padres best to start to a season since 2012.
The Padres were in attack mode from the very first whistle, as they ripped off 10 unanswered goals in the first half. Senior Captain Connor Glafkides (5g,1a) led the charge, finding the net consistently on savvy cuts to get open for Sophomore Attack P.J. McGloin (2g, 5a). Completing the trifecta was Senior Attack Aaron DeOcampo (1g,1a), who's aggressive riding forced several key turnovers that led to points for the Padres. Overall, the attack combined for 15 points on the day.Junior Midfielders Rory Uniacke (2g,) and Ryan Miller (2g) also contributed tally's to close out the first half.
It was a tale of two halves as the game rolled on. The Padre defense continued it's strong play, holding the host's scoreless through the first 3 1/2 quarters; but the Padre offense became stagnant as Burlingame started to make play's defensively. After trading several penalties and EMO goals, the Padres would ultimately secure the victory. Head Coach Adam Bysouth was pleased with the win overall, "Great effort by the boys today on both ends," he said. "There is plenty to learn from this game, most importantly that this is a special group who can do special things, if we work hard, stay focused and learn to play for 48 minutes."
The Padres will look to continue their winning ways as they head across the bay to visit the Amador Valley Dons, on Tuesday night at 7:00pm
Quick Hits -
*Padres currently rank in the top 5 of the CIF Central Coast region.
*Game High - Points - McGloin (7)
*Career High - Goals in a game - Glafkides (5)
Goals: Glafkides (5), McGloin (2), Uniacke (2), Miller (2), DeOcampo (1)
Asssits: McGloin (5), Glakfides (1), DeOcampo (1)