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Westminster sweeps Class A-AAAAA lacrosse titles
by Greg Oshust
May 21, 2013 03:56 PM | 2075 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Andi Carrandi and Caroline Heys helped lead Westminster to its fourth consecutive state girls’ lacrosse championship.
Staff / Nathan Self
From left, Andi Carrandi and Caroline Heys helped lead Westminster to its fourth consecutive state girls’ lacrosse championship.
Class A-AAAAA lacrosse belongs to Westminster after the Wildcats won both the boys’ and girls’ championships in that classification last Saturday.

The Westminster girls won its fourth consecutive state title with a 15-7 victory over McIntosh in the A-AAAAA girls’ finals.

Caroline Heys and Cabell Zakas scored five goals each and Ansley Walker added two goals to lead the Wildcats to another championship.

Westminster (18-2-2) jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held off a McIntosh rally to hold on to a 6-3 lead at halftime.

The Wildcats proceeded to score the first three goals of the second half and went on to outscore the Chiefs 9-4 in the final two quarters to secure the victory.

“It never really gets old,” Westminster girls’ coach Jay Watts said. “It’s kind of the same result, but it’s different with a different team. We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the team, so we’re much younger. But, we played our best game of the season on the last game of the season and that’s what it’s all about.”

Westminster (18-4) defeated Northview 8-4 in the A-AAAAA boys’ championship game — the team’s first state title since 2010.

The game was tied 3-all at halftime, but the Wildcats outscored Northview 4-0 in the third quarter to pull away for the win.

Blake Davis had two goals and two assists, while Harrison Fiveash, Graham Seagraves, John Farley, Sterrett Woods, Read Ziegler and Moss Shannon had one goal each and goalkeeper William Hudson had 10 saves for the Wildcats.

“It was a great team win,” Westminster coach Tony Souza said. “We had seven different goal scorers and held a team who averaged 16 goals a game to only four — very impressive.”

It was the second time that Westminster won both the boys and girls championships in the same year. The Wildcats swept both A-AAAA crowns in 2010.

The Wildcats advanced to the A-AAAAA girls’ finals with a 13-7 victory over Starr’s Mill in a semifinal game last Wednesday.

Westminster moved on to the A-AAAAA boys’ finals with a 6-5 semifinal win over Decatur last Tuesday.

Lovett (15-4) fell short of advancing to the A-AAAAA boys’ championship game after losing to Northview 17-9 in a semifinal contest last Tuesday.

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