ROSWELL, Ga. — Blessed Trinity girls lacrosse advanced to the state championship for the second straight year after beating Westminster 11-7 Wednesday night in the Class A-5A semifinals.
Wednesday’s matchup was the third straight year the two teams had met in the playoffs. In 2015, Westminster took an 11-10 overtime win in the quarterfinals but BT had a lopsided, 18-10 win last year in the second round.
Each team familiar with its competition, the teams traded goals in the first half with BT holding on to a 6-4 lead at halftime.
Both defenses clamped down in the second half, but Westminster was able to break the stalemate with two straight goals to tie the game at 6-6.
The Lady Titans then had a run of their own, scoring four straight goals. Westminster failed to find the back of the net until just a minute remained in regulation as BT went on to win 11-7.
With BT’s win and Kell’s victory over Wesleyan, the Lady Titans will take on Kell in the state championship for the second straight season.
The Lady Titans ended Kell’s streak of two state championships last year with a 15-13 win as the Lady Titans erased a five-goal deficit and scored seven unanswered goals in the final 12 minutes to win their first state championship.
The two teams will meet again with the state title at stake this Saturday at Lakewood Stadium.
BT’s boys team also played in the semifinals Wednesday night but fell to Lovett 13-2. The Titans ended the season with a 14-6 overall record.