Rancho Santa Margarita- Junior midfielder Beau Sabosky’s hat trick paced Palos Verdes boys lacrosse (3-2) to an 8-6 non-conference road victory over Santa Margarita (3-1) on Thursday. The Sea Kings remain a perfect 5-0 against the Eagles, dating back to 2013.
Palos Verdes jumped on the scoreboard early on in the game thanks to Sabosky’s two goals within the first 90 seconds of the game, giving the Sea Kings an early 2-0 lead after the first quarter.
PV kept pouring it on in the second with two more goals before Santa Margarita responded with one of their own. The Eagles trailed the Sea Kings 5-2 at halftime.
“No heart,” said Santa Margarita head coach Adam Guy. “Palos Verdes wanted it. Our kids didn’t show any heart in that first half. Our kids weren’t mentally ready to go and PV came out ready to rock.”
Junior midfielder Michael Walsh brought Santa Margarita back within two with 7:03 left to go in the third quarter. However, Palos Verdes quickly responded with a goal of their own, bringing their lead to 6-3 entering the final frame.
A pair of early fourth quarter goals by junior SSDM Robert Colley and junior midfielder Quentin Buchman brought the Eagles to within one with 8:10 left in the quarter. However, it wasn’t enough as PV took the game 8-6.
“We started trying to play as a team for a little bit and we scored goals,” Guy said. “Defensively, we were responsible for four goals. Too many turnovers. So while our offense clicked a little bit, on the other side of the ball we fell apart.”
Sabosky’s hat trick and junior attack Jack Collins (2G, 1A) led the scoring attack for PV. Senior attack Austin Lowi (1G, 1A), junior midfielder Jake Nolls (1G) and junior defenseman Kyle McBride (1G) rounded out the Sea Kings’ offense.
Buchman (2G) led the Eagles goal total for the Eagles. Walsh (1G), Colley (1G), sophomore attack Ryan You (1G) and freshman attack Tyler Wrightson (1G) totaled SM’s scoring output. Senior FOGO Chase Lynch won 12 of 17 faceoffs.
Now in search of returning to the win column, Santa Margarita will hit the road for a 4 p.m. matchup with St. Margarets Episcopal (2-3) on Tuesday. Palos Verdes will be looking for their second consecutive win as they travel to Peninsula (1-3) on Tuesday for their first conference clash of the season.