Empowered by a victory over No. 1 La Costa Canyon in the regular-season finale, the Torrey Pines girls lacrosse team continued its pursuit of the school’s first title with a 13-9 section quarterfinal victory last night over visiting Scripps Ranch.
Fresh off an 18-3 win over Patrick Henry in the opening round, Torrey Pines flexed its depth as nine players scored.
“That’s a record,” Torrey Pines coach Mandy Bourquin said. “But that’s the goal. It’s tough to stop a team when they have that many people that can score.”
Standout attacker Becky Trees paced Torrey Pines, leading all scorers with five goals. She also dominated face-offs for most of the game, giving Torrey an edge in possession.
Trees called the victory last week over La Costa Canyon, which had won 45 straight against section opponents, the confidence boost her team needed heading into the postseason.
“We feel like we can beat anybody,” Trees said. “And now we know we can. Right now this team is playing with a lot of passion and determination.”
Scripps Ranch (16-6), playing in its first section quarterfinal, didn’t go quietly. Cal-bound attacker Gina Holslag led Scripps Ranch with four goals. Keeper Hailey Bossert, who was peppered with 31 shots, made 18 tough saves.