Santa Margarita girls lacrosse team extended their winning streak to five games as they surprised the favored Tesoro Titans 16-6 victory on Monday night. Senior Erin DiBernardo and sophomore Katelyn Murphy led the way for the Eagles. DiBernardo scored 9 points (7 goals, 2 assists) and gained16 possessions on 26 draws . Murphy added 5 goals, 3 takeaways and an interception. Murphy’s close defense and tenacious rides brought another four possessions through caused turnovers.
Tesoro struggled all night to find an answer to a smothering pressure defense led by junior Kendal Orrantia and sophomore Kennedy Ellison, while junior goal keeper Victoria Hoffman denied 13 shots on goal in this crucial Southern Section win.
Next up. Santa Margarita (7-5) tries to keep the streak alive against Capistrano Valley (6-5) on Thursday. Tesoro (6-6) plays Laguna Hills (3-10) on April 18.