Daily Archives: May 17, 2009

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: Foothill Knights Defeat Loyola-Los Angeles 10-7 To Win Third Straight CIF-Southern Section Lacrosse Championship


Photo by Gary Campbell. http://nuphoto.net/

Photo by Gary Campbell. http://nuphoto.net/

After falling behind, 2-0, in the first four minutes, the Knights regrouped and went on to defeat Loyola of Los Angeles, 10-7, to win their third consecutive Southern California title in front of 1,431 fans.

“It was a good night,” Foothill coach Jon Fox said. “It’s amazing, we’re just peaking at the right time.”

Foothill had to rally from a 6-1 deficit against Corona del Mar to win, 10-8, in the county title match Tuesday night at Irvine Stadium.

The Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse team faced off against Loyola-Los Angeles for the CIF Southern Section Lacrosse championship Friday night. Photo by Gary Campbell/NuPhoto.net

The Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse team faced off against Loyola-Los Angeles for the CIF Southern Section Lacrosse championship Friday night. Photo by Gary Campbell/NuPhoto.net

Foothill had no trouble overcoming its early deficit against Loyola.

“Everybody did their job,” Fox said. “We got behind early again, but we came through. I knew we would be OK.”

Foothill Knights Lacrosse attacker Cameron Cole (4 goals) led the Knights to a 6-3 half-time lead...Photo by Gary Campbell, NuPhoto.net

Foothill Knights Lacrosse attacker Cameron Cole (4 goals) led the Knights to a 6-3 half-time lead...Photo by Gary Campbell, NuPhoto.net

Foothill (20-5) was led by sophomore attack man Cameron Cole, who scored four goals, and sophomore midfielder Cooper Pickell, who had three goals. Senior midfielder Chris Cole added two goals.

“It was another team effort, everyone was giving it to me,” Cameron Cole said. “We were just sticking to the game plan that we have every year.”

“We were kind of slow coming out,” Pickell added. “We didn’t know much about the team or how their offense was and who their players were. Once we got adjusted, we just started playing our lacrosse.”

Foothill led, 6-3, at halftime and extended the lead to 8-3 on two goals by Cameron Cole in the third quarter.

Foothill Knights lacrosse senior middie Chris Cole had 2 goals against Loyola-Los Angeles Friday night. Photo by Gary Campbell/NuPhoto.net

Foothill Knights lacrosse senior middie Chris Cole had 2 goals against Loyola-Los Angeles Friday night. Photo by Gary Campbell/NuPhoto.net

 

Pickell scored a goal with 7:59 remaining in the contest to put Foothill ahead, 10-4.

http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/foothill-goals-loyola-2414981-cole-early

Southern California High School Girls Lacrosse: Los Alamitos Girls Lacrosse Defeats Cate School 17-11 To Win CIF-Southern Section Lacrosse Championship


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(From OCVarsity.com article)  The Los Alamitos Girls Lacrosse team jumped out to a big lead late in the first half, then rolled to a 17-11 victory over Cate of Carpinteria in the U.S. Lacrosse-Southern Section championship at Mira Costa High.

It is the first Southern California title for the Griffins, who on Tuesday won their first county title after losing in two previous seasons in the finals.

“It means the world,” Los Alamitos coach Meredith Adamicki-Meyran said. “This was our goal from the very beginning of the season and we came out and executed and played well.”

Los Alamitos (19-0) had a balanced scoring attack led by Francie Crowell, who had six goals, and Shaina Denny, who scored three.

Ashley Actkinson and Lindsey SchmidtBeck added two goals each for Los Alamitos.

“We just wanted to set the tone early and go out and score as many goals as we could in the first half and go from there,” Adamicki-Meyran said.

Cate (14-4-1) stayed with the Griffins early on, cutting the lead to 6-5 on a goal by Cascade Zak with 10:51 left in the first half.

The Griffins responded, scoring seven consecutive goals, including two by Crowell, to move ahead, 13-5.

Los Alamitos led, 13-6, at halftime and extended the lead to 15-7 on a goal by Crowell with 17:57 remaining in the contest.

After that, the Los Alamitos defense, led by goalie Natalie Richards, was able to contain Cate and finish off the victory.

“It’s a pretty good feeling,” said Crowell, who is headed for Notre Dame next year on a scholarship. “We’ve really been working for this for three years, and the whole team really came together and I’m really proud of everyone.”

“This is our last game at Los Al and when I started here, I had never played lacrosse in my life, so all of us have really gone through this together from start to finish together and I think that’s something really unique to us and it made it special.”

Cate was led by Zak, who scored six goals.

http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/alamitos-goals-really-2414894-first-cate