The Dublin Jerome High School boys lacrosse team will try to win a state championship for the third consecutive season when it plays at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Thomas Worthington after blowing past another opponent May 30 at home.

The Dublin Jerome High School boys lacrosse team will try to win a state championship for the third consecutive season when it plays at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Thomas Worthington after blowing past another opponent May 30 at home.

The Celtics, who won Division II state titles each of the past two seasons but now compete in Division I, beat Hudson 17-2 in a state semifinal that started at noon because of the Explorers' graduation ceremony scheduled for later in the day.

In the state title game, Jerome will face Upper Arlington or Mason, which played in the other state semifinal May 30.

Having the game time changed the day before had no effect on Jerome, which built a 6-0 lead after one quarter and led 10-1 by halftime.

"I just thought our guys were pretty focused going into the game," coach A.J. Auld said.

Christian Beith scored five goals, including three in the fourth quarter. Tanner Barco had four goals, Nick Neale scored three and Joe Bano added one goal and three assists.

Goalkeeper Matt Walters made seven saves for Jerome, which improved to 21-0.

Hudson won last year's Division I state title but finished this season at 15-6.

A potential rematch with Upper Arlington didn't enter the Celtics' minds, according to Beith.

Jerome defeated the Golden Bears 7-6 on April 25 and 10-9 on May 12.

"We usually put our minds on the next game," Beith said. "Our coaches always tell us that we have to focus on one game at a time. A big part of our game is getting focused."