Top Seeds Advance in Girls Bracket

and scored five goals each Tuesday, leading host Oak Park, the No. 1 seed in the North half of the L.A. bracket, to an 18-3 first-round playoff win over No. 8 Simi Valley (8-5).

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Redondo Union (15-1), the No. 1 seed in the South half of the bracket, opened with 15-4 win over Santa Monica. The Sea Hawks’ only loss this season came April 1 against Oak Park.

The Eagles (15-4) are seeking their third consecutive trip to the US Lacrosse L.A. title game. Last year, Oak Park lost to Agoura in the championship, falling 20-19 in overtime. Last year’s Eagles finished 18-3, with all three losses to the Chargers by a combined five goals.

Tuesday, Oak Park took its first step toward the title game with a dominating performance. In all, 10 Eagles players tallied points Tuesday, with (3g, 2a) and (2g, 2a) also contributing multiple goals. The Oak Park defense was led by and .

Oak Park advances to Thursday’s quarterfinals where they will play host to neighboring Newbury Park, which defeated Agoura 8-7 on Tuesday.

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 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

Quarterfinals – Thursday
No. 5 Newbury Park at No. 1 Oak Park
No. 3 Westlake at No. 2 Chaminade
No. 4 Palos Verdes at No. 1 Redondo Union
No. 3 Mira Costa at No. 2 Glendale