Thousand Oaks senior middie bounced a behind-the-back shot from the doorstep under Westlake senior goalie Matt Kilkeary with 1.3 seconds left Wednesday, lifting the No. 7 Lancers to a 10-9 victory over visiting No. 10 Westlake. The win gives T.O. a two-game lead in the with three league games remaining.

Dutton’s heroics capped a wild second half that saw each team rattle off multiple-goal scoring streaks after a first half that ended with the teams tied 4-4.

Westlake scored twice to open the second half and take a 6-4 lead, then Thousand Oaks scored five in a row to lead by three, 9-6. The Warriors responded, though, battling back to tie with less than a minute to play.

That set the stage for Dutton, who took a feed from X and whipped the bounce-shot behind his back.

and led the Lancers (9-4, 7-1) with three goals each; scored two; and Dutton and Dylan Wahlenmaier each scored one.

Thousand Oaks plays at home Friday against No. 6 Agoura, which beat No. 5 in overtime Wednesday, then finishes league play next week with games at home against Calabasas and at . Victories in two of those games will give the Lancers their second Marmonte League title in four seasons.

Westlake (5-6, 3-4) plays at No. 8 Newbury Park on Friday and at No. 2 Palos Verdes on Monday, then finishes with home games against Agoura and Oaks Christian next week. Currently in fifth place in the Marmonte League, the Warriors could use a couple of wins over ranked opponents to improve their standing come playoff seeding time. Currently their only win over a ranked team was 8-4 at Agoura. Westlake has lost to Top 10 teams Harvard Westlake, , Thousand Oak, Newbury Park and Oaks Christian.

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