Lancers postseason hopes sunk by Rams

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Rams jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter, extended it to 11-4 at halftime and poured in nine more in the second half to build a 10 point lead. Two quick goals by Jacob Schuster and James McLennan were the highlights of Lakewood’s third quarter. Scott Butler and Brian Mattingly topped the Rams with five goals apiece and Santiago Bryan-Zwick added three. Schuster led Lakewood with four goals and Josh Charitan had two. Millikan’s goalie Dylan Wood grabbed six saves, while Kyle Grieving of Lakewood snared 11. “We needed two win our games the last two weeks in league to get into the playoffs,” McWhorter said. “Unless we knock off Wilson, and I don’t think we have the man power to do, it doesn’t look like we will be in the playoffs this year.” Millikan (11-5, 2-0) will close out league play against Wilson. The Rams will have a hard time trying to upset the four-time CIF Southern Section Division I champs. The Lancers (12-6, 0-2) have already lost to the Jackrabbits, and still have a date against the Bruins. “It came down to us playing a perfect game, controlling the ball, and not allowing Millikan to counter-attack us and score goals,” McWhorter said. “Hats off to Millikan. They (the Rams) played great defense and made their shots. And we couldn’t answer.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Lakewood High boys water polo coach Sean McWhorter saw his team’s chance to secure a share of third place in Moore League snatched away by visiting Millikan Thursday afternoon. The Rams beat the Lancers in nearly every facet of the game to cruise to a 20-8 victory in front of a modest crowd of supporters and to set up a showdown against Poly on Thursday, a contest which will likely decide second place. last_img

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