MASON -- The Bexley High School girls lacrosse club team lost to Cincinnati Anderson 9-8 in the Division III state final Saturday
MASON -- The Bexley High School girls lacrosse club team lost to Cincinnati Anderson 9-8 in the Division III state final Saturday.
Kate Shingleton scored with 4.2 seconds left for Anderson, which finished 15-3 and earned its second club championship.
"We're disappointed we lost, but I'm so incredibly proud of this team," Bexley coach Gillian Thomson said. "We clawed our way back into this game. I was very happy with the way we played."
The Lions trailed 5-1 at the half and 6-2 early in the second half. Led by junior attacker Torrey Williams, they went on a 6-2 run to tie it. Williams scored off an assist from Elise Masse to make it 8-all with 1:12 remaining.
Devin Beaumier and Grace Curran scored three goals and Gina Vottero and Williams had two for Bexley. Shingleton had three for Anderson.
"In the first half, I didn't think we were playing that poorly," Thomson said. "In the second half we started to control the draw and possess the ball. We were much more aggressive in talking the ball to the net. It was, by far, our best game of the season."
Jen Davis, who had 13 saves against Anderson and 29 in the two state tournament games, was named the tournament's Defensive Most Valuable Player. Shingleton was the Offensive MVP.
"That was so gratifying and so well deserved," Thomson said. "She has been fantastic all year. I'm so glad that everyone knows now what our team has known all year."