The Nighthawks Overpower Vista Murieta 12-9 behind Casey Lynton’s 6 Goals
Coach Bryan Lynton and his Nighthawks beat Vista Murrieta 12-9 Thursday night to claim their 17th consecutive Southwestern league Championship. Murrieta Valley is the reigning CIF Southern Section Division 2 Champion and the Nighthawks are now focused on the upcoming playoffs
“It’s always special to win the Championship…this is a very tough league with a lot of of competition” said Coach Lynton. “The boys deserve to celebrate, they have worked hard to be where we are this season. The Broncos played really well, they have a great goal keeper and they really played to their strengths tonight”.
The Nighthawks jumper out to a 4-1 lead in the opening period as senior Casey Lynton scored three of his 6 goals to put MVHS ahead. The second period saw both teams scoring 3 apiece to make it 7-4 at the half.
Lynton’s 6 goals led Murrieta Valley. William Barnes and Nicholas Rodgers scored 2 apiece while Hunter Rameakers and Garrett Ritter each scored a goal against the Broncos.
The Broncos will face Alliso Niguel (16-6 ) South Coast League #3 finisher in a Division 3 Wild Card Game at home on Tuesday. Murrieta Valley is scheduled for a Round 1 Playoff Match against Arnold Beckman (15-12), Pacific Coast #2 on Wednesday. Both games start at 5 PM.
Southwestern League Standings
Photos by Mike Clary