Palos Verdes Doubles Up Santa Margarita

Juniors Rizal Smith (left) and Aidan Westley (right) combined for seven goals Friday, leading  Palos Verdes, the No. 2 teams in L.A. to a 12-6 victory  over local No. 5 Santa Margarita. It was PV’s fifth victory in six road games this season.

Nico Houser and freshman Quentin Buchman led the Eagles with three points apiece.  Houser scored three goals and Buchman finished with a goal and two assists.  Andrew Kofoed and Zach Taylor each scored a goal.

Westley had four goals and an assist, and Smith had three goals and assist to lead the Sea Kings. Senior middie Stanny Gilbertson scored twice and recorded an assist, and senior goalie David McCann was credited with 12 saves.

Next up:  Both teams have No. 3 J Serra (6-0) to look forward to.  The Eagles host J Serra in the Trinity League opener for both teams on Tuesday.  Palos Verdes is off until April 7, when the Sea Kings return to Orange County to play the Lions.