Crespi trumps squad in quarterfinals

Mila Barzdukas

After splitting the league series with Crespi, the Wolverines were unable to break the tie in their favor during playoffs. The Wolverines fell to the Celts 7-9 in the quarterfinals yesterday evening, effectively ending their season and quest for a Los Angeles County championship.

Unlike the previous two matchups, the Wolverines were unable to lead at any point in the game. The Celts jumped to a quick 3-0 after the first quarter. Brooks Hudgins ’14 and Jack Temko ’14 each scored in the second quarter to make the game 3-2. The game wasn’t tied up until the end of the second half, with Hudgins tying the score at 4-4. Two quick consecutive goals by Crespi made the score 6-4 at the half. Active efforts by the Wolverine offense were made in the second half, but the Celts maintained their two-goal lead until the end of the game.

Crespi joins Loyola as the only Mission League teams still alive in playoffs.

The game was livestreamed by HWTV and is still available for further viewing at