Senior attack scored seven goals Tuesday — his fifth game with seven-plus goals this season — to lead No. 7-seeded past No. 12-seed Agoura, 9-5.

The Celts (11-6) took a 6-0 halftime lead behind four goals from Dixon and one each from senior Sean Friedman and junior Jack Doyle. Agoura pulled within 7-3 in the third period and trailed 8-4 entering the fourth but didn’t score again until a few minutes remained.

The teams had played only a week earlier, with Crespi winning 14-10, so both had fresh scouting reports on one another.

Crespi advances to face No. 2 seed Loyola for the third time this season in Thursday’s quarterfinals. The Cubs won 15-8 on March 17 and 13-9 on April 16.

Complete playoff bracket

Pre-First-Round Games
El Segundo 17, Brentwood 12
West Ranch 13, Sierra Canyon 12
Palisades 12, Culver City 11, 2 OT

First-Round Games
(1) Palos Verdes 18, (16) West Ranch 3
(9) Newbury Park 9, (8) Oak Park 5

(12) Redondo Union (6-10) at (5) Westlake (14-1), Wednesday, 7 p.m.
(4) Harvard Westlake 12, (13) Chaminade 4

(3) Peninsula 13, (14) El Segundo 1
(6) Thousand Oaks 10, (11) Mira Costa 9

(7) Crespi 9, 10 Agoura (5)
(2) Loyola 19, (15) Palisades 4

Quarterfinals – Thursday
(9) Newbury Park (14-4) at (1) Palos Verdes (14-5), 4:30 p.m.
(12) Redondo Union/(5) Westlake winner at (4) Harvard Westlake (11-7), 5:30 p.m.

(6) Thousand Oaks (13-4) at (3) Peninsula (16-2), 4 p.m.
(7) Crespi (11-6) at (2) Loyola (15-3), 3 p.m.

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