Royals bullied in Channel League opener

The Royals got a solid defensive effort from Abel Hamilton but lapsed at times as a team, allowing several clusters of goals in an 11-4 Channel League-opening setback to Buena.

San Marcos boys water poloSan Marcos coach Jeff Ashton gave the Bulldogs credit, saying the Royals had a gameplan and the Bulldogs simply forced them out of it. The Bulldogs raced out to a 4-1 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

Sam Boysel connected on two of his shots for San Marcos scores. Billy Stevens added a goal and Hamilton added a goal to his defensive effort. Goalie Travis Johnson came up with 13 saves.

San Marcos has one more pre-season tournament this weekend in San Luis Obispo before  returning to Channel League play. The Friday-Saturday tourney has the Royals facing Brea Olinda and Porterville on the first day.

BUENA 11, SAN MARCOS 4

San Marcos            1    0    1    2 — 4

Buena                    4    3    0    4 — 11

Goal Scorers: SM – Sam Boysel 2, Billy Stevens 1, Abel Hamilton 1. B – Gossard 5, Trude 3, Ewald 2, Smith 1

Goalie Saves: SM – Travis Johnson 13. Buena – Lansden  9

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