Junior attackman Robbie Burns scored 5 goals and added an assist and senior defenseman Dakota Ruiz had a game-high 7 ground balls and 5 takeaways as #3 seed San Clemente topped #14 Beckman, 12-8, in the first round of the US Lacrosse Southern Section South Division playoffs at San Clemente’s Vista Hermosa Sports Park. Jordan Riggs added three goals for San Clemente while Lucas Anderson had 2 goals and 2 assists.
Beckman was led by attackman Nick Liekhus’ hat-trick (3 goals) and Nick White’s 2 goals.
The Tritons now face #6 seed Los Alamitos on Thursday. Game time is 4:30 p.m. at San Clemente High School.