After opening the season with back-to-back road losses and dropping from No. 1 in the coaches poll to No. 4, Palos Verdes finally broke into the win column Monday in its first home game, beating No. 6 Thousand Oaks 13-4.
The Sea Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one quarter and made it 4-0 early in the second before goals by the Lancers’ Dillon Pentis, Alex Ditto and Zac Asbury made it 3-0 with a few minutes left before halftime. But PV responded, scoring two quick goals to carry a 6-3 edge into the break.
Thousand Oaks didn’t score again until Asbury notched his second goal with about six minutes left in the game, a scoring drought of more than 20 minutes, after which the Sea Kings led 11-4.
Senior middie Mikey Booth led Palos Verdes with four goals, and Aidan Westley (2g, 2a), Beau Sabosky (2g), John Gressett (1g, 2a) and Jarrett Jones (1g, 2a) all contributed multiple points. Gage Rowland, Tommy Ruth and Kyle McBride scored once each for the Sea Kings.
Jones, the Georgetown-committed defender, also contributed at the defensive end, causing four turnovers and collecting four ground balls.
Last week, Palos Verdes opened with a 9-8 loss at No. 3 Westlake and followed that with a 10-6 loss at defending US Lacrosse section champion St. Margaret’s. The Sea Kings are home Friday against Santa Margarita Catholic. Thousand Oaks is home to Calabasas on Wednesday and to No. 5 Agoura on Friday.
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