Sophomore Macchio Rissone and freshman Jack O’Rourke each scored five goals, and sophomore Jake Takakjian scored four as visiting Palisades held off El Segundo for a 15-12 victory Saturday.
Palisades (3-0) was voted No. 16 in the preseason coaches poll. El Segundo (1-1) was voted No. 18.
Dolphins goalie Spencer Au, who finished with 10 saves, shut out the high-scoring Eagles in the fourth period, enabling Palisades to turn a 12-12 deadlock into a three-goal win.
Junior Cory Lund and freshman Lukas Roscoe each scored five goals for El Segundo, while sophomore Christian Martin had a goal and two assists.
With El Segundo sophomore faceoff middie Devin Bonney out with a knee injury, the Eagles struggled to gain possession. Palisades capitalized on an 18-10 advantage at the dot to build a 7-5 lead after one quarter and 8-6 at halftime.
The Eagles managed to tie it 12-12 heading into the final period, but the Dolphins pulled away.
Junior goalie Alex Nolan made 15 saves for El Segundo.
Information supplied by El Segundo Lacrosse.