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This week’s West Region notebook features two more champions making their mark while the playoffs start to heat up on Colorado and California.
The next two champions of 2019 took home titles last week.
Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) won its third-straight title with an 8-7 win over Brophy Prep (Ariz.). The Saints were down by two in the fourth quarter, but Matthew Hegardt scored two goals, including the game winner. Jake Smith scored five goals in the victory.
In the Division II final, Desert Mountain (Ariz.) defeated Corona Del Sol (Ariz.) 13-12.
Palos Verdes (Calif.) advanced to its ninth-consecutive LA Championship game with a 9-3 win over Harvard-Westlake (Calif.). The Sea Kings moved on to face Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.) in the championship game, the fourth-straight year the teams have met in the title game.
The winner of Loyola/Palos Verdes will advance to the LA/OC championship game. Palos Verdes is hoping to reach its first LA/OC title game appearance since 2015.
Palos Verdes has won five-straight games and won the first meeting with the Cubs 15-8.
Loyola-Los Angeles reached the final with a 14-7 win over Oaks Christian (Calif.). The Cubs have won two straight since they dropped three-straight games in mid-April. Their losses were road games against Palos Verdes, Garden City (N.Y.) and Fordham Prep (N.Y.).
Younger Ousts Older
Durango (Colo.) senior Cullen Robinette passed his older brother Kyle to set the all-time points record in program history. Robinette’s 258 points bettered Kyle’s 255 with a few games left in his senior season. The senior has 86 points on 53 goals and 33 assists this season.
The brackets for the Colorado playoffs were released Monday and Valor Christian (Colo.) earned the No. 1 seed in Class 5A. Arapahoe (Colo.) is the No. 2, Cherry Creek (Colo.) earned the No. 3. Rock Canyon (Colo.) and Kent Denver (Colo.) earned the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds respectively.
Valor Christian finished the regular season with a 15-0 record. Lance Tillman led the team with 57 points.
In Class 4A, Cheyenne Mountain (Colo.) is the No. 1 seed with Erie (Colo.), Thompson Valley (Colo.), Steamboat Springs (Colo.) and Green Mountain (Colo.) round out the Top 5.
The playoffs begin Tuesday, May 7.
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