Much of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team's success has come from its multiple threat attack and balanced scoring.

Much of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team's success has come from its multiple threat attack and balanced scoring.

But in Saturday's Division I regional final, senior Pat Riffee dominated the net with a program-record nine goals as the top-seeded Wolves defeated second-seeded Dublin Jerome 14-8. Kilbourne will face Hudson or Cleveland St. Ignatius on Tuesday in a state semifinal.

"It was just my day I guess," said Riffee, whose team improved to 19-2. "There were a lot of openings for me. Our midfielders did most of the work. I didn't have to work for a lot of my goals so that pretty much says it all right there."

Riffee scored three in a row in the second quarter to break a 4-all tie and make it 7-4. The Wolves took an 11-7 lead with 9 minutes, 41 seconds in the fourth when Riffee added his seventh goal.

Riffee scored his last two goals with an open net in the final minute.

"We always tell the kids lacrosse is a game of runs and we bank on our runs," coach Mike Riffee said. "That's what has gotten us to where we are right now. We've just got to keep pressing and doing what we do and that's what's going to get us a win."

Jerome, which finished 15-4, took control early when junior midfielder Landon DelPrince scored with 1:36 left in the first quarter to give the Celtics a 4-2 lead.

But Kilbourne countered with five consecutive goals, including two from senior midfielder Austin Wright, who scored three times.

Eric Ruhl finished with four goals for the Celtics, who cut the lead to 7-6 when Spencer Schnell scored first in the second half.

"There were a number of different times in the game when it could've swung one way or the other," Jerome coach A.J. Auld said. "Their goalie (Cole Horwatt) made a number of pivotal saves. I thought their team shot pretty well, but we didn't."

Kilbourne won the regular-season meeting 12-9 on April 1.