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By Steve Breazeale
The St. Margaret’s boys lacrosse team ended their season on a high note Saturday, as they rallied from a three-goal halftime deficit to defeat Harvard-Westlake 15-8 and claim the US Lacrosse Southern Section Championship.
The win was the Tartans’ 19th in a row, a streak that dates back to mid-March.
Junior Hunter Edington led the second half charge for St. Margaret’s, tallying five goals in the final 24 minutes, during which St. Margaret’s outscored Harvard-Westlake 13-3 to claim the title.
St. Margaret’s knocked off some of the top teams in the region en route to the championship game, including El Toro, Tesoro, Foothill and Corona.
The Tartans defense was key throughout the run, as they allowed a total of 28 goals in five games—an average of 5.6 per contest.
Their defense was couple with an offense that was able to score a lot of goals in a short amount of time. That was never more apparent than in the Southern Division final against Corona Del Mar on May 8, when St. Margaret’s erupted for four goals in 69 seconds. St. Margaret’s outscored their opponents 80-28 in the playoffs.