Fifth-ranked Chaminade held host No. 10 Palisades to a single goal Saturday, winning its opening game of the 2019 lacrosse season 9-1.
Eagles coach Steve Lane highlighted the defensive work of senior goalie Nick Carney (7 saves) and junior Anthony Steele (2 saves), as well as the defensive unit that protected them — freshman Dylan Freshman (6 ground balls), junior Carson Holtke (5 GBs) and junior Jake Cloutier (2 GBs).
Offensively, junior middie Trevor Roberts (3g, 1a) and senior middie Owen Larson (2g, 1a) led Chaminade. Junior attacks Nico Rabushka (2g) and Nino Leone (1g, 1a) also scored multiple points. Junior middie Cole Scott scored one goal.
Chaminade next plays at No. 4 Agoura, which opened with an 11-6 win over No. 12 Sierra Canyon, on Tuesday at Agoura. Last year, the Eagles held off the Chargers 8-7 in the regular season but lost to Agoura 6-5 in double-overtime in the second round of the playoffs.
Palisades plays at El Camino on Tuesday in a City League game.