The San Clemente boys lacrosse team won its second consecutive South Coast League championship, Saturday, May 1, with a 12-8 victory over Mission Viejo. The Tritons split their regular season games with Tesoro and will share this year’s SCL championship with Tesoro.
In front of the largest lacrosse crowd ever at SCHS, the Tritons established an early two-goal lead in the first few minutes of play. Mission Viejo answered each San Clemente goal in the first half, but the Tritons started to pull away in the third quarter following a 10-yard shot by Trevor Forsyth.
Highlights of the second half included two goals by Robbie Burns after he intercepted two Mission Viejo flip passes on the way to their goalie. Chris Kazimi provided a fitting dramatic finish, with a dive across the crease, coupled with a mid-air, overhanded fake, which he converted to an underhanded goal shot.
Unfortunately, San Clemente’s run at a U.S. Lacrosse Division 1 Southern Section championship came to an end Thursday following a loss to Foothill. Despite the loss, Tritons coach Glen Miles said he was pleased with the season.
|3/06||RANCHO BERNARDO||L, 11-4|
|3/10||NEWPORT HARBOR||W, 9-4|
|3/13||TEMECULA GREAT OAK||W, 14-11|
|3/17||SAN JUAN HILLS||W, 18-1|
|3/19||at Northwood||W, 8-4|
|3/23||DANA HILLS||W, 9-4|
|3/30||at Mission Viejo||W, 12-11|
|4/02||at Capistrano Valley||W, 16-8|
|4/13||at Aliso Niguel||W, 14-3|
|4/16||at Dana Hills||W, 11-7|
|4/17||UNIVERSITY SF||W, 11-7|
|4/20||at Tesoro||W, 9-3|
|4/27||CAPISTRANO VALLEY||W, 16-3|
|4/29||ALISO NIGUEL||W, 9-5|
|5/01||MISSION VIEJO||W, 12-8|
|5/04||vs. J Serra Catholic||W, 10-7|
|5/06||at Foothill-Santa Ana||L, 16-2|
|Coach: Glen Miles|
“We are excited about the progress San Clemente lacrosse has made over the past three years since the high school program began,” he said. “We are very focused on becoming one of the most competitive programs in Orange County and plan to compete at the very highest levels in California. We had a great group of seniors this year and I’m happy they were able to bring another SCL Championship back to the school!”