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Beckman bests Sea Kings again

Patriots prevail, 22-13, to claim eighth straight win over Sea Kings in Pacific Coast League meetings.

April 04, 2011|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com

No one could stop the UC Davis-bound senior, who only needed 14 shots to notch a game-high nine goals. The Patriots seemed to find Lehner every time near the goal.

"They're able to really pass and catch in really high competitive situations," Vislocky said of the Patriots. "Their stick skills are amazing. They won't drop the ball."

The ball usually dropped inside the goal for Beckman in the first 13 minutes of play.

The Patriots jumped out to a 6-0 lead, leaving Vislocky to question whether the Sea Kings were on the same level with Beckman, which reached the semifinals of the U.S. Lacrosse Orange County Southern Section Division I playoffs last year.

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"I was like, 'Is this really happening?' " Vislocky said.

Rovzar ended CdM's scoring drought. She found the back of the net with 11:51 left in the first half. It was the first of two goals by the sophomore, who also added two assists.

Rovzar's second goal came during CdM's surge in the second half. Rovzar, Rhylie Nese, Torrey Attyah and Kacie Kline each scored during a 5-0 run. Attyah had two of the goals, her third came on a wraparound shot.

Even though Beckman ran away with the game late, Messmer sees a more improved CdM team.

"Last year, they had a really hot goalie that kept them in games, but this year they're really running the field well," said Messmer, who went on to praise CdM's Gabby Smith (two goals). "They've got a handful of people around [Smith]. A lot of these teams have one or two kids, and they're pretty easy to shut down. She has kids around her."

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