El Segundo Wins Ocean Title On Late Goal

Sophomore attack scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from senior middie with 1:33 left Friday night, and El Segundo (12-4, 8-0) held off Culver City (7-10, 6-2) to win 12-11 and claim the Ocean League championship and an automatic berth in the upcoming US Lacrosse Southern Section playoffs.

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Lund (5 goals, 2 assists) and Roles (4 goals, 1 assist) led the El Segundo offense, which also received contributions from senior (1g, 1a) and freshman and sophomore (1g each).

Culver City took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter of what was described as a physical game, but the Eagles came alive in the second and had tied it 9-9 by halftime. It was tied again 11-11 entering the fourth quarter and remained that way until Roles found Lund on the doorstep (pictured).

The El Segundo defense clearly settled down after that first quarter — with scrappy play from Kai Bucher, , , and Oliver Slee — allowing only four goals the rest of the way. Eagles senior goalie was credited with 12 saves.

“Both goalies were amazing,” Eagles coach said. “They stood on their heads.”

Information contributed by El Segundo Lacrosse. Photo courtesy http://www.barberphotography.com/