4/30/19 Boys Lacrosse: Poway 12, Westview 9
As the boys lacrosse season winds down, there are plenty pf league titles already determined and playoff spots secured. One of those leagues is not the Palomar League. Both the Poway Titans and Westview Wolverines came into Tuesday night’s matchup undefeated in league play, with 2 games left on the schedule.
The Titans gained a 1-game separation on Tuesday, beating the Wolverines 12-9.
Poway took a quick 2-0 lead in the first quarter, behind goals from Team Captain, and Princeton commit, Marquez White and Dylan Hines. Westview countered with Ethan Marasco. The home team captain finished the night with 4 goals.
After an Eli Butler goal gave Poway the 3-1 lead, Westview responded with a score from Aiden Quigg and a pair of goals from Marasco to give the Wolverines the 4-3 lead. Butler, a Brown commit, finished the night with 2 goals to go with his 4 assists.
White, Butler and Hines would go back-to-back-to-back in the 2nd quarter to give Poway back the lead.
After a Leo Pimentel goal for Westview, White scored his 3rd of the night for the Titans. White’s hat-trick put him at 64 on teh season, tying him with Nick Beeson for most goals in a season. White will attempt to make history on Thursday, the last game of the season against league and crosstown rival, Rancho Bernardo.
The Wolverines got within 1 goal several times in the 2nd quarter, but the Titans played great defense the stretch to secure the big win. Hines finished the night with a hat-trick, only after being called for a crease violation on what looked like a 4th quarter goal to extend Poway’s lead. Instead, it allowed Westview to go down the field and score.
Goalie, Ben Looges came up big in the 4th quarter, saving a couple of potential game-tying goals late in the game.
As mentioned, Poway will host Rancho Bernardo on Thursday. If the Titans come out victorious, they will secure the Palomar League title. If the Broncos win, it will be a tie between them and Poway.
Westview hosts non-league opponent, Rancho Buena Vista on Friday, leaving them out of the race because of tehir head-to-head loss to Poway.