The historic boys lacrosse season came to a crashing halt on Tuesday night in the Regional Semifinals in Columbus. The 4th seeded Elks made the long trip to Worthington to face the 2nd seeded Gray Wolves from Kilbourne High School. The Elks knew they would have to bring their A game and did just that from the outset.
The Elks took the early lead and held it all the way through the first half. As the two teams headed to their respective locker rooms, the Elks held a slim, 4-3 lead. A defensive minded third quarter saw each team score a goal giving the Elks a 5-4 lead headed to the fourth quarter. The Elks scored first in the fourth quarter to take a two-goal lead, 6-4. That stood until Kilbourne scored with 1:45 left to pull within a goal at 6-5. The Wolves would get the equalizer moments later and the game was tied at 6 with less than a minute to go. The Elks had possession, but were unable to score and Kilbourne got the ball back as time expired so the game headed into a sudden death overtime period. Unfortunately for the Elks, the Wolves started with possession and never gave it up, scoring the game-winning goal in OT to escape with a 7-6 win.
The best season in the history of the boys lacrosse program came to an end with that goal. The team finished this year with a record of 15-6. Congratulations to this year’s graduating seniors. Thank you for everything you have given to this team and to the program. You have laid the foundation and modeled for the younger kids what needs to happen in order to keep the ball rolling in the right direction. Best of luck to each of you in all of your future endeavours.