The Northwest Guilford Vikings dedicated their season to their fallen teammate Chase Bunting and they went out to win the Lacrosse Title in honor of their deceased friend and that is exactly what they did……The Vikings have completed “The Chase for the Championship” and they have brought the Title back to Greensboro….
We heard Coach Mark Goldsmith say it on numerous occasions, the chase would not be finished until NWG had that title in hand and they could say a final word and a closing prayer for Chase Bunting…..Good Job Vikings, there is something to be said for setting a goal and then seeing that goal through…..How fitting that senior attackman Jay Goldsmith would lead the team in scoring with 7 goals and that Jay would be named the Championship Game MVP…..
A very happy ending to a great story, of a team dedication……
Northwest Guilford 13
East Chapel Hill 9
NORTHWEST GUILFORD TOPS EAST CHAPEL HILL IN NCHSAA MEN’S LACROSSE FINAL
Submitted by Rick Strunk at the NCHSAA
CARY — Senior attackman Jay Goldsmith scored seven goals and had two assists to lead Northwest Guilford past East Chapel Hill 13-9 in the
North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s second annual state
men’s lacrosse championship Saturday afternoon at the WakeMed Soccer
Goldsmith, who has been one of Northwest’s leaders all year, was named the
championship Most Valuable Player. His scoring barrage gave him 64 goals for the
Northwest Guilford got off to a blistering start, spurting to a 7-0 lead
after one quarter while also stifling the high-powered East Chapel Hill
offense. The Wildcats had not scored fewer than 12 goals in any playoff
game this year and had scored 18 or more goals in eight of their
previous 20 games.
The Vikings had a 10-3 lead at the half and kept the Wildcats at bay.
Northwest finished with a 20-2 record and won its last 10 in a row, while
East Chapel Hill wound up at 18-3.
The Vikings had dedicated the season to the late Chase Bunting, an
outstanding defenseman and teammate who died in an accident in the
fall. Northwest had dubbed its quest for the title the “Chase for
the Championship,” and it made for an emotional state final.
In last year’s inaugural NCHSAA championship, Charlotte Myers Park defeated Apex
15-11 in the men’s title game. The lacrosse state championships are currently
conducted as an “open” tournament, with all classifications competing for a single
NCHSAA STATE MEN’S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP WAKEMED SOCCER PARK, CARY
East Chapel Hill 0 3 2 4– 9
Northwest Guilford 7 3 2 0–13