Northwest Guilford Lacrosse News as the Vikings head to the State Championship Game on Saturday in Cary

Posted by Andy Durham on May 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm under High School | 3 Comments to Read

GO VIKINGS! LAST STOP ON THE CHASE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP!

SECOND ANNUAL NCHSAA LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

CHAPEL HILL– The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s second annual
state lacrosse championships are scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the WakeMed
Soccer Park in Cary.
The women’s final is scheduled for 1 p.m. with the men’s championship at
four o’clock. In the second year for lacrosse in the NCHSAA, the
tournaments have been conducted as “open” tournaments with all
classifications competing for a single crown. As the number of schools
fielding lacrosse teams grows, it is anticipated that the sport will
become classified as other sports have been.
Unbeaten Apex (19-0) will take on Charlotte Myers Park (15-3) for the
women’s state crown in a rematch of a regular season contest. Apex
bested the Mustangs 17-9 earlier in the year.
The Cougars won the last three independent state tournaments before the
NCHSAA actually sanctioned a lacrosse final for the first time in 2010.
Apex beat Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 18-11 on Tuesday night for the
Eastern crown.
Myers Park earned its third victory of the year over nearby rival
Charlotte Providence on Tuesday night with a 15-5 regional final win.
Junior midfielder Charlotte Smith had three goals for the winners.
Abigail Harris is Myers Park’s leading scorer with 45 goals while Katie
Burnett paces the balanced Apex attack– four players have more than 40
tallies– with 51 goals.
The men’s state championship will send high-scoring East Chapel Hill
(18-2) against Northwest Guilford (19-2) .
East downed a strong Apex team 12-7 in the regional finals, avenging the
Wildcats’ only loss a season ago to Apex in the 2010 regional
championship. Ryan Lucey paces the East Chapel Hill attack with a
whopping 71 goals and Jackson Boyer has contributed 43, while Chandler
Zirkle has distributed a team-high 81 assists.
Northwest dominated Charlotte Providence 8-1 in the regional final as
Cole Abourjille and Jay Goldsmith each had three goals for the winners.
Abourjille has scored a whopping 78 goals and 39 assists on the year to
lead the Vikings, with Goldsmith contributing 57 goals and a
team-leading 73 assists.
Tickets for the championship are eight dollars, or a 15 dollar pass for
both games. Parking at the facility is five dollars, and no outside food
and beverage may be brought into the stadium.
In last year’s inaugural championship Charlotte Catholic edged
Wilmington Hoggard 12-11 in the women’s championship and Myers Park
downed Apex 15-11 for the men’s crown.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2nd ANNUAL LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary

Women’s Championship, 1 p.m.
Apex (19-0) vs. Charlotte Myers Park (15-3), 1 p.m.

Men’s Championship, 4 p.m.
East Chapel Hill (18-2) vs. Northwest Guilford (19-2), 4 p.m.

Directions to WakeMed Soccer Park:
From I-40 Eastbound (Chapel Hill/Durham):
Take the Cary 54 Exit (Exit 290) off of I-40. Turn right on top of the exit
ramp (towards Cary). Turn left on SE Maynard Road. Take a left on Chatham
Street and the State Capital Soccer Park is .5 mile on the right.


  • Go Vikings!!! said,

    GO VIKINGS!!! BRING IT HOME!!!!!

  • I Wonder said,

    I wonder how many high schools in the state of NC actually have lacrosse teams? That would be interesting to know. Not many colleges even have lacrosse teams so I can imagine the number of high schools that are funding lacrosse would be an extremely low number.

  • kim ireland said,

    Take this one home for Chase and the Triad, Vikings!!!