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May 17 lacrosse roundup

BT girls win state championship, Milton and Cambridge to face off for state championship



Class A-5A state championship

Blessed Trinity 11, Kell 9 — Blessed Trinity won its second consecutive state championship in a rematch of last year’s state championship game. The Lady Titans’ Mary Markwordt led the Lady Titans in scoring with four goals and two assists while goalie MacKenzie Driscoll recorded 11 saves.

Blessed Trinity led 6-4 at the half before opening an 11-6 lead with under 10 minutes remaining in regulation.

Kell scored three unanswered goal in the final six minutes, but Blessed Trinity won multiple draws to maintain possession and run out the clock.

BT’s state championship is its second in program history.

(Read a full recap in this week’s Alpharetta/Roswell Herald).

Class 5A-6A semifinals (boys)

Lambert 12, Centennial 7 – Lambert will be seeking its second straight state championship after downing Centennial in the semifinals Wednesday.

Centennial led 6-3 at the half, but Lambert would score nine unanswered goals in the second half to down the Knights. Centennial had only been held to under 10 goals once this season, a 21-9 loss to Florida’s IMG National. The Knights had scored at least 20 goals in all three of their previous playoff games.

Lambert’s win sets up a rematch of last year’s Class 5A-6A state championship game as the Longhorns will take on Lassiter this Saturday at 5 p.m. at Lakewood Stadium.

The Longhorns prevailed 6-3 in a defensive battle in last year’s state title game.

Class 5A-6A semifinals (girls)

Cambridge 9, Lambert 8 — For the first time in program history, Cambridge girls lacrosse will play in the state championship.

The Lady Bears led 7-5 at the half and prevailed in a defensive battle in the second half. Though Cambridge only managed two goals in the half, they held Lambert to three, securing their bid to the state title game.

Cambridge will take on cross-town rivals Milton in the state championship at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Lakewood Stadium (Atlanta).

Milton and Cambridge met on April 28 in the teams’ regular season finales, with Milton securing a close, 10-8 win.

Milton 16, North Gwinnett 3 — Make it 13 consecutive state championship appearances for Milton. The Lady Eagles dominated North Gwinnett and will be seeking their 11th state championship Saturday.

Eight players scored in the win with Lexie Morton leading all scorers with four goals and two assists. Hannah Demis scored a hat trick and Courtney Hutchinson, Savannah Cosman and Kelly Hyman scored twice.

Bridget Deehan made 10 saves in the win.

Milton head coach Tim Godby said in the teams’ earlier meeting in the season, a 10-8 win for Milton, Cambridge was able to contain the Lady Eagles’ offense and was able to penetrate the defense.

“We are hoping we have improved over the past three weeks and are able to make adjustments to win the game.  Cambridge is a good team and we won't take them lightly,” Godby said.  

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