The New Albany High School boys lacrosse team avenged a regular-season loss by blowing past visiting Wellington 16-5 in a Division II semifinal Thursday.

Wellington had beaten New Albany 7-6 on April 23, but the second-seeded Eagles had little trouble this time. They will play top-seeded Granville or fourth-seeded DeSales in a regional final Saturday, with the higher seed playing at home.

New Albany coach Sean McGinnis said his team, which beat Bexley 22-4 in the first round Tuesday, has played on a different level in the postseason.

"We've thrown out the regular-season record," said McGinnis, whose team improved to 11-7. "We've thrown it out. All we're focusing on is a five-game stretch. We're coming together like a team, we're playing like a team. That's what we need to do."

Wellington finished 9-6.

Six players scored for the Eagles, and McGinnis said that balance has become commonplace.

"Over the last four games, we've played, we're having a lot of kids score goals," McGinnis said. "We're not counting on a few kids to carry us. We're having a lot of our players score goals, a lot of different players score goals. We're distributing the ball well."

Matt Bower led all scorers with five goals and two assists, and David Mooney had four goals and an assist. Braden Passias, Grant Pendrey and Jay Griffith each had two goals, and Clyde Wallace added one.

For Wellington, Chris King scored three goals and Patrick Kim had two.