Audrey Carr scored the game-winner in the latter stages of the first sudden-death period, lifting Marin’s Catholic girls’ lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over Redwood on Thursday.
Both teams entered the day with unblemished league records. With the win, MC claims the regular season title and the top seed in next week’s playoffs.
Goaltender Noelle Antongiovanni made 16 saves for MC and Kayla Conroy led the Wildcats with six goals.
MC (15-2, 8-0 MCAL) trailed 6-3 at halftime but relied on strong defensive performances from Ella Livermore and Mckenzie Gordon to turn the tide. MC also rocked the battle with draw drives and ground ball pick-ups by Carr and Thea Falvey.
Redwood (14-3, 7-1) had four goals each from Harper Glass and Megan Minturn. Glass also had eight draw orders.
MC and Redwood are set to host the MCAL double semi-finals on Wednesday. The MC Girls will take on No. 4 San Marin at 4 p.m. while Redwood takes on No. 3 Tam. On the boys side, top-seeded Redwood hosts Novato at 5:30 p.m. while MC takes on No. 3 Tam.
Archie Williams completed an unbeaten season in the league to wrap up the top seed in next week’s MCAL playoffs. The Peregrine Falcons (19-5, 14-0) host No. 4 Redwood (8-16, 8-6) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The other semi-final sees No. 3 West County (19-10, 9-5) travel to Mill Valley to face No. 2 Tam (22-4, 12-2). The MCAL championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.
The field has been finalized for next week’s MCAL playoffs, with Archie Williams securing the fourth seed by virtue of his win on Thursday. The Peregrine Falcons (10-6) take on top seed Redwood (15-1) at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The other semi-final sees No. 3 Branson (11-4) travel to Mill Valley for a date with No. 2 Tam (13-2).
The final is set for 4 p.m. Friday for the highest seed. The MCAL singles and doubles tournament is scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday at the College of Marin.
San Marino defensive tackle Nick Tyler pledged Thursday to continue playing next season for UC Davis. Tyler was part of the San Marino team that went 14-1 and won a state title last season.