The Granville High School boys lacrosse team scored twice in the opening minute and rolled to a 16-4 victory over visiting DeSales in a Division II, Region 3 semifinal Thursday.

"It wasn't so much the bad start as it was limiting their runs," Stallions coach Matt Triplet said. "We didn't do a good job on that early in the game."

The top-seeded Blue Aces, who scored five goals during the final 5 minutes, 23 seconds of the first half to surge ahead 13-2 despite a driving rain, improved to 15-3 with a seventh consecutive victory. They advance to play second-seeded New Albany in the regional final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Granville. The fourth-seeded Stallions, who also lost to the Blue Aces 18-10 on April 24, finished 13-5.

"The first game with them was clean. This one got a little sloppy," Granville coach Kurt Hansen said. "But we had a great start. In practice last night, Seneca (Watson) was saying that's what we needed and that's what we got. It was just what the doctor ordered."

Nick Caravana scored 18 seconds into the game and added another tally 36 seconds later. He finished with four goals and four assists. Watson scored five goals and Logan Sewell had six, three of which came during the five-goal run at the end of the second period. Mike Sarson scored twice for DeSales.