Lacrosse: Wednesday Semifinal Roundup

Class 6A-7A defending champs Lambert move one step closer to their fifth state title in school history with an 8-4 victory over Lassiter in the semifinals. The Longhorns were quick to go up 2-0 at the end of the first quarter and maintained their two-point lead with a 3-1 score at the half. Lassiter opened up the second half with a goal of their own to cut the lead to one, but Lambert responded quickly to go up 4-2 heading into the game’s final quarter. The Trojans managed to tie the game with two consecutive goals but would not be able to ward off the Lambert offense as the Longhorns netted four more goals to claim the semifinals win. Lambert now advances into the finals where the Longhorns will be matched up against the Walton Raiders.

Walton’s 8-3 victory over Centennial gives the Raiders a shot at the programs first state lacrosse title since 2011. At the half, the game remained close with Walton on top 3-2. The Raiders were quick to add three goals in the third, including a third goal from Tate Harran to give him the hat trick. The Knights only managed to net one more goal, sending Walton into the Class 6A-7A finals where the Raiders will be matched up against Lambert.

The Westminster Wildcats defeated Blessed Trinity earlier in the season, and found repeated success against the defending champs with a 12-10 victory over the Titans in the Class A-5A semifinals. Westminster now awaits a finals matchup against Lovett, a team that the Wildcats defeated 9-8 in an overtime game during the regular season.

Yesterday, the Lovett Lions defeated Buford 11-8 and moved one step closer to the programs fourth state lacrosse title in school history. Last season Lovett failed the advance past the first round, but now just need a win against Westminster whom they previously lost to during the regular season to claim the Lions first title in ten years.

The Milton Lady Eagles jumped ahead of North Paulding 16-0 by the end of the first half and finished out the game strong letting in only one goal for the Wolfpack during the second half while adding five to their commanding lead. Milton has yet to lose a game to any lacrosse program in Georgia and have outscored opponents 80-13 during their playoff run. They now await their Class 6A-7A finals matchup against Mill Creek as the Lay Eagles search for their third consecutive state title and 13th in school history.

The Mill Creek girls lacrosse team failed to advance into the 2018 finals after a 12-10 loss to Lassiter in the semifinals, but now are one game away from the programs first state title following their close 11-10 victory over West Forsyth. At the half the game was tied at 5-5, but West Forsyth managed to mount a three-point with just 20 minutes remaining in the game. The Hawks fought back to tie the game at 9-9 with 14 minutes left and came out on top 11-10 to advance into the finals where they’ll play Milton.

Returning to the Class A-5A finals to try and deny Blessed Trinity its third consecutive title will be the Starr’s Mill girls team, who handed Fellowship Christian a 19-2 loss in their semifinals matchup. At the half the Panthers had taken a commanding 13-1 lead and held Fellowship to just 2 total goals throughout the game, the lowest since their 20-1 first-round victory over Woodland. Starr’s Mill fell to Blessed Trinity 15-7 in the finals last season and are right where they need to be to show up the defending champs.

Yesterday, the Blessed Trinity girls lacrosse team bested McIntosh for the second time this season with a score of 15-5 as the program moved one step closer towards completing their three-peat.

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