The top two seeds in the US Lacrosse L.A. Championships took care of business Thursday and remain on a collision course to meet in the L.A. title game on Wednesday. North No. 1 seed Oak Park ran past Newbury Park 17-3 Thursday, and South No. 1 Redondo Union routed Palos Verdes 21-3.
Also in the North, No. 2 Chaminade advanced to face Oak Park with an 11-7 win over visiting No. 3 Westlake, and in the South, No. 3 Mira Costa beat No. 2 Glendale 9-8 and will face Redondo.
There is a long history between Oak Park (15-4) and Chaminade (18-3). The programs have played seven times since the 2011 season, with Oak Park winning all seven. Earlier this year, Oak Park won at Chaminade, 11-7.
Both teams come into the L.A.-North title game on hot streaks. Chaminade has won its last 11 games, while Oak Park has won three in row and is averaging 18 goals in its last 5 games. In fact, Oak Park hasn’t lost to an L.A. team all season — their only losses in the Southern Section were at O.C. No. 1 Mater Dei (a 21-19 shootout) and at O.C. No. 2 Foothill, 19-11.
The Eagles take on the Eagles for the right to move on to the Northern Division Championship game vs. the winner of the South semifinal between No. 1 Redondo Union and No. 3 Mira Costa.
Redondo blasted Palos Verdes for the third time this season Thursday, winning 21-3. The Sea Hawks (16-1) have lost only to Oak Park this season. Mira Costa (9-8) edged Glendale 9-8 with a five-goal rally late in the second half, per the Glendale News-Press. The Mustangs have lost to Redondo twice this season, 16-7 and 18-8.
Information provided by Oak Park Girls Lacrosse.
No. 1 Oak Park 18, No. 8 Simi Valley 3
No. 5 Newbury Park 8, No. 4 Agoura 7
No. 3 Westlake 5, No. 6 Cate 3
No. 2 Chaminade 12, No. 7 Birmingham 5
No. 1 Redondo Union 15, No. 8 Santa Monica 4
No. 4 Palos Verdes 12, No. 5 Peninsula 11
No. 3 Mira Costa 7, No. 6 El Segundo 6
No. 2 Glendale 8, No. 7 Downey 7, OT
No. 1 Oak Park 17, No. 5 Newbury Park 3
No. 2 Chaminade 11, No. 3 Westlake 7
No. 1 Redondo Union 21, No. 4 Palos Verdes 3
No. 3 Mira Costa 9, No. 2 Glendale 8
Semifinals – Saturday
North: No. 2 Chaminade (18-3) at No. 1 Oak Park (15-4), 7 p.m.
South: No. 3 Mira Costa (9-8) at No. 1 Redondo Union (16-1), 10:30 a.m.
L.A. Championship – Wednesday, at Culver City HS
North winner vs. South winner, 5 p.m.