The San Marcos girls lacrosse team turned an overtime save from goalie Megan Taylor into a golden goal for an 11-10 non-league win over Simi Valley on Wednesday night at Warkentin Stadium.
After Taylor’s save, Gigi Mills passed to Mia Martinez-Tomatis, who found the back of the net with a low angle shot with 13 minutes remaining on the clock.
Simi Valley came to Warkentin Stadium having outscored its opponents 43-1 in two wins.
“We talked about that in our two practices leading up to this game and how we were going to be better defensively than they might expect,” said San Marcos coach Paul Ramsey. “And then we really focused on how we had to neutralize their lefty midfielder threat senior Kourtney Bauroth and her equally dangerous twin sister Kailey Bauroth.
“We can take pride in our defense and our goalkeeping tonight getting that job done, for sure, holding a team averaging almost 22 goals a game to 10.”
San Marcos was led by the Springer sisters, KC and Jaymi, who combined for six goals and three assists. Each sister scored three goals and KC added two assists
San Marcos improves to 2-0 and is scheduled to play at 3-0 Notre Dame in Sherman Oaks on Friday.