Moeller Lacrosse Headed To Saturday’s State Final

06/01/2017

Posted on 6/1/2017 at 8:06 a.m.

Crusaders Defeat Upper Arlington For Ninth Consecutive Win

What started earlier this month with an 8-7 victory over Upper Arlington continued Wednesday night, as Moeller kept its winning streak alive and again edged the defending state champion Golden Bears by one goal – this time earning a 10-9 victory in a Division I state semifinal match of the first sanctioned Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Lacrosse State Tournament played at Roger Glass Stadium at Chaminade-Julienne High School in downtown Dayton.

The win was the ninth straight for Moeller (16-7), which advances to meet Cleveland St. Ignatius in the state final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Selby Stadium on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus in Delaware.  The Crusaders defeated St. Ignatius, 8-7, in a home match back on March 25.  St. Ignatius (14-7) advanced to the state championship with a 5-3 win over Powell Olentangy Liberty in Wednesday’s other state semifinal at Wooster High School. 

Coach Sean McGinnis’ team was led against Upper Arlington (20-3), which had won six straight matches, by three goals from sophomore attacker Brendan Sigurdson.  The score was tied at 6 early in the fourth quarter before goals by seniors Conner Rice and Lucas Klever gave Moeller a two-goal advantage.  Upper Arlington continued to apply pressure into the final seconds of the match, with senior goalkeeper Paxton Kreger turning in another outstanding performance to send Moeller to the state final for the first time since 1993.