APTOS — The Soquel Knights made the Aptos Mariners work for it, but in the end they finished their year off with a Santa Cruz Coastal Athletic League title and an undefeated record in league play with a 9-7 win.
Noah Wolfe had three goals, and Nick Wameling had two scores. Jonathan Murtha, Blake Kennerson, Johnny Goode and Owen Staveland all scored a goal for the Mariners. Max Bownam had 16 saves in goal, and Mariner’s coach Paul Murtha won his fourth SCCAL title.
After the Mariners got off to an early 2-0, lead the Kinghts came back to tie the score at four early in the second quarter.
Aptos would take the lead back before halftime by scoring two more goals to give them a 6-4 advantage at the break.
They held on through a scoreless fourth for the win.
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