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By Steve Breazeale

For the second time in three years the St. Margaret’s boys lacrosse team will play for the US Lacrosse Southern Section Championship. The Tartans continued their solid postseason campaign on May 4 by defeating No. 2 Foothill 19-6 to advance to the title game against No. 1 Corona Del Mar on May 8.

St. Margaret’s is in the midst of a 17-game win streak that dates back to mid-March. They have defeated a lot of top level teams in that streak, including their championship game opponent. Corona Del Mar fell to the Tartans 12-11 in a non-league match on April 20.

The Tartan’s defense has been stifling in three playoff games, successfully holding each opponent to under six goals. The Tartans held El Toro to three goals in the first round, Tesoro to four in the second round and gave up six to Foothill in the semifinals.

St. Margaret’s offense has also been effective in the playoffs and erupted for 19 goals against the Knights, which was their largest offensive output since March 28. Senior Alex Waller tallied a game-high five goals against Foothill.

The championship game will be played at Mission Viejo High on May 8 at 5 p.m.

In other lacrosse playoff news:

JSerra fell to Corona Del Mar 8-5 in the other side of the semifinal bracket on May 4. The game was close until the fourth quarter, when Corona Del Mar was able to stretch their lead out. The Sea Kings will be looking to repeat as Southern Section when they square off against St. Margaret’s in the finals.

 

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