There's one thing certain about Monday's Class 3A girls lacrosse semifinal between Mt. Lebanon and Pine-Richland at Mars High School: both of these teams have fought hard the entire season.
Both teams survived quarterfinal matchups this past week. Pine-Richland held off a determined Peters Township squad to earn a 10-8 victory. Meanwhile, the No. 2 seed Blue Devils rode the wave of playing at home following a first-round bye to earn a 14-8 victory over border rival Bethel Park.
This is a rematch of a regular-season non-section game won by host Mt. Lebanon 12-10 on April 17.
Following that game, the Rams lost another game to Ohio rival Upper Arlington, 15-3. Following that loss, the Rams won eight of their next nine games with the only setback a 15-12 loss to undefeated Fox Chapel, the top seed in the Class 3A tournament.