Week 2 Games To Watch

Week Two in the 2015 lacrosse season gets under way with a bang Monday afternoon and features important matchups throughout the week. Here’s a look at the games to watch:

K2 Recruiting Knute Kraus

Top-ranked Palos Verdes, the defending L.A. champion, finally opens its 2015 season with a visit to Crespi, which has opened with losses at Thousand Oaks and at Peninsula.

Newbury Park was eliminated from last year’s playoffs by a controversial, double-overtime loss to Oak Park. The open their first season under new coach at Oak Park, and they have been eyeing this date throughout the winter. They had beaten Oak Park once earlier in the season and were more than a little bitter that their playoff loss ended the way it did.

Also Tuesday, Loyola visits Harvard Westlake in a renewal of their Mission League rivalry. The Cubs are 3-0; the Wolverines 2-0.

Crespi lost to Oak Park twice last season, both losses by one goal and both at Oak Park. The Celts play host to the Eagles on Friday night in their third game of the week and fourth in two weeks against Top 10-caliber opponents.

St. Margaret’s visits Palos Verdes in a matchup of Top 5 teams from the Orange County and L.A. divisions. Closer to L.A., Thousand Oaks visits Loyola. Last year, the Cubs traveled out to the Conejo Valley and handed the Lancers one of only two regular-season losses.

Monday, March 9
Palos Verdes at Crespi
Santa Barbara at Malibu
Valencia at Viewpoint
Culver City at Santa Monica
at Huntington Park
Manual Arts at Hart
Hamilton at Charter

Tuesday, March 10
Mira Costa at Newport Harbor, 7 p.m.
Crespi at St Francis, 5 p.m.
Loyola at Harvard-Westlake, 5:45 p.m.
Newbury Park at Oak Park, 7 p.m.
Oaks Christian at Chaminade, 5:30 p.m.
West Ranch at Sierra Canyon, 6 p.m.
at Brentwood, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11
Westlake at Culver City
Valencia at Agoura
Newbury Park at Malibu
Viewpoint at Simi Valley
Hamilton at Santa Monica
Manual Arts at El Segundo
Downey at Peninsula
Beverly Hills at Westchester
Glendale at Jordan

Thursday, March 12
St. Francis at Loyola
Brentwood at Calabasas

Friday, March 13
Oak Park at Crespi
Harvard Westlake at Oaks Christian
at Peninsula
Mira Costa at Culver City
Redondo Union at El Segundo
Simi Valley at Santa Barbara
Laguna Blanca at Malibu
Jordan at Downey
Glendale at
Valencia at West Ranch
Thacher at Sierra Canyon

Saturday, March 14
St. Margaret’s at Palos Verdes
Thousand Oaks at Loyola
Harvard Westlake at Chaminade
West Ranch at Westlake
St. Francis at Viewpoint