Tuesday’s first full day of boys lacrosse in the LA area featured 10 games on the schedule, six of them featuring ranked teams and two of them featuring two Top-20 squads squaring off.
Harvard Westlake 9, Culver City 3
Third-ranked Harvard Westlake ripped off six unanswered goals in the third period to break open a 1-1 game and went on to beat host No. 20 Culver City 9-3.
— Harvard-Westlake (@hwathletics) March 1, 2017
Junior Tommy Park led the Wolverines with four goals, senior Zac Harleston scored three and junior Paul Rodriguez had two. — via @HWathletics
No. 5 Thousand Oaks 22, OC No. 11 Los Alamitos 9
Fifth-ranked Thousand Oaks raced to a 10-0 lead after one quarter behind four goals from Nick Riggio and three from Spencer Whinery and went to beat host Los Alamitos 22-9. Los Al was ranked No. 11 in the Orange County preseason coaches poll.
Riggio finished with six goals for the Lancers, and Zac Asbury scored five. Whinery and Will Dutton each scored three, and Sage Molina scored one. — via @TOHSlacrosse
No. 8 Peninsula 18, Hamilton 7
Senior attack Kyle Beachboard scored seven goals and had five assists, and senior LSM/D Scott Phillips scored six goals, pacing No. 8 Peninsula past visiting Hamilton 18-7.
Hamilton scored the game’s first goal and was within 5-3 after the first quarter, but Peninsula went on an 8-2 run to all but the game out of reach.
Will Mbomeda, Bryce Kitagawa, Troy Simpkins, Nicco Rosato and AJ Rosato each scored goals for the Panthers. Phillips collected a game high 14 ground balls. — via Peninsula lacrosse
No. 14 West Ranch 13, Royal 5
Senior attack Noah Gervasi scored four goals, and senior middie Teo Domic had two goals and two assists, leading No. 14 West Ranch (2-0) to a win at Royal. Senior middie Josh Botoglou (2g) and senior middie Bryce Hildebrand (1g 2a) had multi-point games for the Wildcats, as well. — via @WRHSlacrosse
Valencia 19, Cate 11
Eleven different players scored for Valencia, led by senior Brendan Barry (5g, 1a) in a 19-11 opening-game win at Cate. Senior Alan Lin, who is committed to Whittier, had two goals and three assists, and sophomore Evan Dean had three goals and three assists. Junior goalie Lucas Propst made 13 saves in the game. — via Coach Mark Bell