After six successive victories to begin the season, the Upper St. Clair High boys lacrosse team stumbled a bit with a 9-7 loss to No. 4 Pine-Richland on April 7. The 7-1 Panthers regained their form, however, with a 9-8 overtime victory over Seneca Valley this past Monday.
Following this past Wednesday's 7-6 victory against visiting Sewickley Academy, the Panthers -- ranked No. 5 by Laxpower.com in the Western Pennsylvania regional ratings -- took a break, and meet No. 10 Hampton on Monday.
Monday's game marks the end of a five-game stretch against ranked teams for Hampton. After losing to No. 2 Peters Township 12-5 on April 7, the Talbots defeated No. 8 Fox Chapel 6-4 on April 9. The Talbots then fell victim to No. 7 Mt. Lebanon, 10-2. After that, Hampton lost to No. 4 Pine-Richland, 10-7.