The Dublin Jerome High School boys lacrosse team raced out to a six-goal first-quarter lead over visiting Hilliard Davidson and held on for a 13-8 win Wednesday in a Division I, regional semifinal.

Jerome opened the game with four goals in the first eight minutes and led 7-1 after one quarter.

"We did a good job sharing the ball offensively," Jerome coach A.J. Auld said. "I think that most (six) of those first-quarter goals were assisted. I thought (Davidson) had a good defensive strategy against us. They did a good job of sliding early and they filled the lanes pretty well, but I was just proud of the way our guys were patient with the ball."

Jerome, seeded second, improved to 15-3 and will play at top-seeded Worthington Kilbourne in a regional final Saturday. The Wolves drilled St. Charles 17-2 on Wedensday.

Davidson finished 12-8.

After the first quarter, Davidson slowly crept back into the game, cutting the deficit to 9-4 by halftime and 9-6 with seven minutes left in the third. Jerome responded with three goals by the end of the third and another early in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

"We played great (after the first quarter)," Davidson coach Jason Godwin said. "We played phenomenal. We didn't give up. We got it to 9-6 and our kids believed, but a couple of their playmakers stepped up and took the wind out of us."

Nate Isele and Spencer Schnell led the way for Jerome with three goals each, and Eric Ruhl and Jared Sims each had two. Leo Horine had three assists.

Drew Morrison, Sky Strahler and Danny Winland each had two goals for Davidson.