Saints fall in semifinals

Published 9:57 pm Friday, May 18, 2018

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ lacrosse team lost in the state semifinals Friday afternoon.

The Saints matched up with North Cross School at Randolph-Macon College for a chance at the state championship game. NSA took a 11-7 loss in a hard-fought effort.

North Cross jumped out to an early 6-1 lead before the Saints were able to fight back and cut the lead down to one, as both teams went into halftime with NCS up 6-5.

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NCS continued to build on their lead, but NSA never fell out of reach. They ended the third period down 9-7. NSA was unable to score in the fourth period as NCS went on to win the game. Eli Dowd led the team with three goals.

NSA enjoyed a nice season that saw the team finish in the final four in the state tournament while also finishing with a winning record on the year.

North Cross 11, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 7

NC Goals: Pollock, G 5, Zappia 2, Pollock, G. 2, Caldwell, Ward

NSA Goals: Dowd, E. 3, Wren 2, Browne, Birdsong