Woodcreek falls to No. 1 South Valley in playoff opener
Woodcreek High School had South Valley on the losing end of the scoreboard after the first quarter Sunday.
That was a first this season for South Valley, the No. 1 lacrosse team in www.laxpower.com’s non-CIF state rankings.
The Timberwolves, led by seniors David Edgar and Skyler Rader, also held the Chiefs to their lowest scoring total of the season, but it still wasn’t enough, as Woodcreek fell 11-7 in the first round of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association playoffs in San Jose.
Woodcreek (7-5) started strong and led 4-0 before South Valley (15-0) scored with 2:25 left in the first period. The Timberwolves led 5-4 at halftime before the Chiefs came back in the second half.
Junior Spencer Elmore led Woodcreek with three assists and a goal. Senior Brandon Knapp scored three goals and junior Connor McKinzey two. Junior goalie Nick Franze made 21 saves, including nine in fourth quarter.
Woodcreek’s JV lost to the Chico Rebels in their first-round playoff game.
Granite Bay 17, Oak Ridge 3 — Ben Smith and Dayton Allegra scored four goals apiece, Dakota Burley and Owen McNiff each had a hat trick, and the Grizzlies assisted on 11 of their 17 goals in their win over the Trojans.
Brandon White had two goals and Andy Moudakis one, and Scott Zobrowski had three assists.
Will Stabbert had five loose-ball pickups and four clears for the Grizzlies, and Burley had six saves in eight shots on goal.
Granite Bay 12, Bella Vista 3 — Andy Moudakis had eight midfield clears, two assists and a goal in the Grizzlies’ victory over the Broncos.
Freshman Brandon White scored a career-high four goals, and Dayton Allegra had a hat trick for Granite Bay. Also, Owen McNiff scored twice, Ben Smith scored a diving goal, and Harrison Wiley scored once.