No. 17 Village Christian shut out visiting Glendale in the first quarter, built a 9-2 halftime lead and cruised to a 19-9 victory Monday, stretching its winning streak to seven games.
Sophomore face-off middie Matthew Walz sparked the Crusaders, winning 28 of 31 face-offs. That put the ball in the hands of Village’s prolific offense, which went to work on Glendale.
Junior Kyler Konjoyan scored seven goals to lead the Crusaders, and senior Harrison Woo had four goals and four assists. In all, eight different Village Christian players found the net.
The Crusaders (9-2) play at Grace Brethren in Simi Valley on Tuesday, then prepare for back-to-back games next week against Top 20 teams West Ranch and Valencia on April 24 and 25.
At No. 17, Village Christian sits squarely on the bubble for the 16-team US Lacrosse LA championship tournament but could be in line for a high seed in the eight-team invitational tournament. Playoff berths and seedings will be determined by the selection committee and announced Sunday, April 29.