T.O. takes on No. 1 Agoura

first_img Agoura, like Royal was, is concerned with Lancers leading scorer Kat Plummer. She was shutout by Royal (6-3, 2-2), but sophomore Whitney Delgado picked up three goals. “She’s a playmaker,” Giles said. “She absolutely has the green light (to score).” Top D:: Rio Mesa of Ox nard is using excellent team defense to rise as a formidable foe in the Pacific View League and possibly beyond. The fourth-ranked Spartans (13-1, 1-0) won the Buena of Ventura tour nament last weekend, defeating Westlake, Nordhoff of Ojai, Oxnard and Malibu. Rio Mesa allowed just four goals in its last three tournament games. “We have a really balanced attack right now.” coach Keith McKnett said. Lacey Norton, the Spartans’ leading scorer, was the tournament MVP. Mission parody: No. 10 ranked Harvard-Westlake of Studio City, the Mission League’s power house for the past four years, knock ed off 8th ranked Louisville last week but was up-ended by previous ly unranked Bishop Alemany of Mis sion Hills 10-9 on Tuesday. The win vaults Alemany of Mission Hills to the No. 8 spot ahead of No. 9 Louisville of Woodland Hills (13-5, 1-1) and No. 10 Harvard-Westlake (5-7, 1-1). The Mission League is now wide- open for Alemany who does not have a league loss. Nathan Brown, (818) 713- 3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Thousand Oaks High girls’ water polo team will take its shot at No. 1 Thursday when it plays at top-ranked Agoura in a Marmonte League clash. The Lancers (11-4 overall, 3-0 in league) rose to No. 2 in the Daily News rankings after knocking off Royal of Simi Valley 6-3 last week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Or maybe Cal? Berkeley-bound senior Meghan Cor so, the Daily News Player of the Year last season, will command a lot of attention as will sophomore Casey Flacks. “There’s not one person we don’t respect,” Giles said. “They’re ex tremely physical and very comfort able in their own pool.” The win over Royal showed that Thousand Oaks is strong. “That’s a step in the right direction for their program,” Agoura coach Jason Rosenthal said. center_img Lancers coach Mike Giles knows Agoura (8-2, 3-0) will provide a stif fer challenge. “Their whole lineup is so strong,” Giles said. “It even goes into their JVs. It’s kind of like playing USC.” last_img read more