The South Division playoff pairings were set this weekend, and No. 1 Corona del Mar (15-2) will look to defend its CIF Southern Section title starting this week in a first-round playoff contest against No. 16 Dana Hills (11-5). Foothill (15-4), the only other team to win a CIF championship since varsity lacrosse came to the Southern Section in 2007, enters the playoffs as the No. 2 seed and faces No. 15 Yorba Linda (16-1) in the first round.
The first two rounds will be played this Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, and will be hosted by the higher seeded team.
Here is the full list of first-round pairings:
No. 16 Dana Hills (11-5) at No. 1 Corona del Mar (15-2)
No. 9 Beckman (12-4) at No. 8 Los Alamitos (11-6)
No. 14 El Toro (8-8) at No. 3 St. Margaret’s (16-4)
No. 11 Aliso Niguel (11-5) at No. 6 Tesoro (12-2)
No. 15 Yorba Linda (16-1) at No. 2 Foothill (15-4)
No. 10 Great Oak (12-5) at No. 7 San Clemente (12-5)
No. 13 Newport Harbor (6-11) at No. 4 JSerra (13-4)
No. 12 Santa Margarita (7-11) at No. 5 Huntington Beach (13-3)
North Division playoff pairings also were announced this weekend.
The winner of the South Division will take on the winner from the North in the CIF Southern Section championship game on May 11 at West High School in Torrance.