TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 4/18/14
The South Carolina boys’ lacrosse state championship game has been moved to Monday at 7:30 p.m. at White Knoll High School in Lexington when two-time defending champion Wando will face Fort Mill in a rematch of last year’s finale.
The game was scheduled for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. but the threat of severe weather forced officials to move the game to Monday. The game will be held after the girls’ finals between Wando (13-1) and defending state champion J.L. Mann (15-3) at 5:30.
Last year Wando (15-2 this year) defeated Fort Mills (12-3) by an 8-5 score. Fort Mill exacted revenge in this year’s regular-season game, 14-9.
This year Wando has been playing top teams from out of state with much success. The Warriors beat Christ School NC (#3 private schools), Cape Fear Academy NC (#6 private School), Peachtree Ridge (#6 in GA) and lost to Ponte Vedra FL (#2) by a respectable 12-8 score. Wanda advanced to the finals with an 18-6 rout of Academic Magnet of Charleston.
Fort Mill also has fared well out of the state as it won twice against North Carolina foes and gave undefeated N.C. power Charlotte Latin (12-0) a battle in losing, 12-11. Fort Mill defeated Greenville, 14-9, on Tuesday to the reach the finals.
Other notables on Ft. Mill:
*Three appearances in state championship in last four years with one title.
*Multiple D1 commits on the team, one (attackman Mitch Russell) is heading to play at Duke next year
*Out of state games (NC) – Wins: Cuthbert son, Myers Park Losses: Providence Day, Marvin Ridge, Charlotte Latin.
*2014 State title game VS. Wando; rematch of last year
*Four appearances in the state championship game in last five years with 2 titles (2012, 2013)
*Multiple players playing at the next level, none are going D1
*Out of State Games: Wins (NC) Christ School, Cape Fear Academy (GA) Peachtree Ridge; Losses: (FL) Ponte Vedra
*2014 state title appearance rematch of last year where Wando won 8-5.
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