NSA falls in state lacrosse championship

Published 9:00 pm Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Saints fell 12-10 to Covenant School on Saturday in the VISAA Division 2 boys’ lacrosse state championship. It was the Saints’ first championship game appearance since 2001.

NSA jumped out to a 4-1 lead midway through the first quarter and led by one at the end of the period. Covenant took a 6-5 lead into halftime. The score was tied 9-9 heading into the fourth quarter.

Covenant had its biggest lead of the game, at 12-9, midway through the final period, when NSA scored the last goal of the match.

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A couple of late penalties allowed Covenant to use the clock to their advantage late in the game.

Jacob Edwards and Noah Dowd led the Saints with five points apiece.