David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Pacific Ridge High School-Carlsbad, CA-5-13-22. — In a CIF Division II Boys Quarter Final Round contest, the Pacific Ridge Firebirds won behind the 4 goal performance of Connor Qui and Thomas Benjamin, 3 goals by Olin Silverman and 2 by Sam Schilling for the Firebirds of Pacific Ridge by a 14-5 score.
Graham Elsdon Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at Pacific Ridge: “Our kids were ready to play today they looked good on both sides of the ball.” “Our offense moved the ball well and with a lot of great individual performances today, but the name of the game was to focus, along with preparing ourselves for each game.”
“I’m very proud of our kids today we had a lot of teammates contributed Connor Qui and Thomas Benjamin did well as they scored 4 goals each.” said Coach Elsdon.
“I’m proud of our squad they recorded a great win for the program along with our seniors who are excited to move on in the next round.” “David Hahn in his first year at goalie played well for us in the nets and I couldn’t be happier, he’s improved so much and with made some great saves clearing the ball and looking for his teammates.” said Coach Elsdon.
“The last time we played San Dieguito was on their field in the second game, but today the difference was that we executed better with our faceoff specialist Jonathan Bowen did well which was big for this game.” “Our defense played well we gave up 2 goals and then 1 goal in the fourth quarter. This is a tribute on how we play as a unit, everyone was there to support each other.” said Coach Elsdon.
San Dieguito Academy was led with 2 goals each by Niko Naples and Sullivan Burke.
In the nets for Pacific Ridge David Hahn recorded 18 saves and for San Dieguito John Turner recorded 11 saves.
The Firebirds of Pacific Ridge will be on the road at Del Norte High School taking on the Nighthawks in a semi final round game on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Nighthawks defeated the Titans of Eastlake in the CIF Division II Quarter Final contest by a 7-3 score.