Lacrosse: PIAA boys 2A final features familiar rivals

Written by Joe Koch on .

Where have you heard this one before? A PIAA boys lacrosse championship game will feature two teams from District 1. And, no, this isn't a repeat of the above post.

The first PIAA Class 2A boys championship game features two teams that have gone "to chalk" in the tournament.

District 1 champion Springfield has rolled to successive victories over Trinity, the fifth-place team from District 3, 12-5, District 11 champion Allentown Central Catholic, 12-9, and District 12 champion Lansdale Catholic, 12-0.

The 21-3 Cougars edged West Chester Henderson, 4-3, to win the District 1 championship and secure the overall top seed in the tournament. Springfield has won nine games in a row; the Cougars last loss was an 8-6 setback to Haverford High School on May 2.

Henderson was the top seed on the other side of the bracket, and the Warriors rewarded that confidence with victories over District 12 runner-up Archbishop Wood, 12-2, Strath Haven, the No. 3 team from District 1, 9-6, and WPIAL champion Mars, 20-9. The loss to Springfield in the District 1 championship game snapped a 16-game winning streak for Henderson. The Warriors lost two of their first three games this season, including a 9-4 loss to Class 3A finalist Avon Grove.

Like the 3A final, this one likely will be a close one. And, like the 3A final, regulation might not be enough to decide it.