Coming off a Wednesday win in which they celebrated their seniors and claimed a share of the Ocean League championship for the first time, the No. 20 team knocked off No. 16 Marlborough 10-9 in overtime on Friday.

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The Centaurs (12-4, 3-1) opened the week with a 20-0 loss at No. 3 Palos Verdes, but they bounced back in a big way. That loss was the team’s first — and only — defeat since the calendar turned to April. After going 5-3 in the first month of the season, Culver City has gone 7-1 since.

At Wednesday’s matchup with league rival El Segundo, the program honored its four seniors — , , and — while also taking the time to recognize the Eagles’ eight seniors and present them with flowers, as well.

Culver City seniors 2019: Catie Shin, Hannah Beighey, Erin Marble and Alyssa Kawano
Culver City celebrated seniors Catie Shin, Hannah Beighey, Erin Marble and Alyssa Kawano on Wednesday.

In March, Culver City narrowly beat the Eagles, winning 8-7, but El Segundo was coming off a 14-13 upset of No. 10 Downey and had won five of its last seven. But the Centaurs surged out to a big first half lead and kept the Eagles at bay, winning 13-8.

That created a three-way tie for for first place in the Ocean League between Culver, El Segundo (6-6-1, 3-1) and Downey (14-3, 3-1). It’s the first time program history the girls lacrosse team came in first in their league.

If that wasn’t enough to celebrate, the Centaurs battled a ranked Marlborough squad Friday and came away with another victory, claiming an overtime win after Marlborough had capitalized on a Culver City turnover to tie the game with 15 seconds left in regulation.


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