TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 4/1/16
From Staff Report
Sophomore goalie Max Gates posted 13 saves and Patrick Brosnan scored the game winner with 6:17 left as visiting St. Ignatius Prep (CA) defeated nationally-ranked Chaminade (N.Y.), 7-5, Thursday to cap an Eastern road trip that put a Western team into the national spotlight.
The Wildcats (7-3) were coming off a heartbreaking 9-8 loss in four overtimes to MIAA power McDonogh (No. 8 in the C2C North America Rankings) on Tuesday. Two weeks ago the ‘Cats fell to No. 9 Gonzaga, 9-3.
In Thursday’s win over the No. 7-ranked Flyers, 2017 Bryn Evans (Harvard) scored three goals and Gates was masterful in keeping the Flyers’ (2-1) attack frustrated with numerous point-blank saves. Chaminade had taken a 4-3 lead in the third period after a long scoring drought by St. Ignatius, but the defense held.
“After going scoreless through two quarters we took a timeout with 1:30 left in the third quarter in our defensive half,” said St. Ignatius coach Chris Packard. “We caused a turnover and Mac Gates came up with a clutch groundball, ran out of trouble and successfully pushed transition which led to a penalty on Chaminade.
“He showed poise beyond his years and made an athletic play when we needed him the most.”
Freshman Peyton St. Geme, John Pollack and Luc Gervais also score for the Wildcats.
Liam Connors, Regan Quinn, Joe Delyra, Tom Martello and Luke Pacher scored for Chaminade.