Niko Klopp
Santa Barbara senior attacker Niko Klopp, No. 28, shoots against San Marcos defenders Ethan Buchanan, No. 12, and Luke Thatcher, No. 4, during Tuesday’s Dons win. (Submitted photo)

Santa Barbara opened the boys Channel League lacrosse season with a 23-7 win over San Marcos Tuesday.

The Dons’ Taj Federbusch led all scorers with three goals and six assists, and Galen Weinstein added six goals and and an assist for Santa Barbara.

The Dons took a 6-3 lead in the first quarter with three goals from Michael Mascari and two from Federbusch.

Three second-quarter goald from Weinstein helped Santa Barbara to a 14-5 halftime lead into half time. The Dons extended the lead to 20-7 in the third quarter with two goals from Quinn Lewis.

Eight different plays scored for Santa Barbara.

The Dons are 4-0 overall and play a league match at Cate Thursday.

Thacher 15, Dos Pueblos 3

The Chargers opened Channel League play with a home loss to Thacher.

The Toads led at halftime, 10-1.

The Chargers are 3-3 overall.

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Dennis Moran, Noozhawk Correspondent

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