Junior Ryan Pritchett and sophomore Jake Roberts, attackers for the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team, have shown they can be dangerous around the net.

Junior Ryan Pritchett and sophomore Jake Roberts, attackers for the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team, have shown they can be dangerous around the net.

Pritchett had four goals and Roberts scored three as the Wolves defeated Westerville South 14-4 in the first round of the Division I Central Region tournament on May 21.

"Those guys know how to finish," said coach Drew May, whose team was 14-5 before playing Olentangy Liberty in the second round on May 25. "They may not have the size or strength of some players, but they have a knack for scoring goals."

Through 19 games, Roberts has 48 points and Pritchett 35 as the Wolves were averaging 12.5 goals a game.

The second-round winner plays at Upper Arlington or Dublin Coffman in a regional final on May 28.

If Kilbourne plays UA, it would mark the earliest the teams have met in the postseason since 2005. The Wolves have played UA in four of the past six state finals, including last year when the Golden Bears won 10-8.

• Thomas boys coach John Galipault said one of the lessons his team learned this season is that mistakes, if not corrected immediately, are often repeated.

"You can't wait to correct mistakes because things can pile on," said Galipault, whose team lost to Olentangy Liberty 16-11 in the first round of the tournament on May 21 to finish 9-10 overall.

The Cardinals lost four of their first five games en route to their first losing season since 2001, when they finished 8-11.

Thomas finished fifth in the OCC-Buckeye Division at 2-4, behind Dublin Jerome (6-0), Upper Arlington (4-2) and Hilliard Davidson (3-3), and ahead of Dublin Coffman (1-5) and Dublin Scioto (0-6).

The Cardinals went 1-1 in the C bracket round-robin of the Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association tournament May 6-7 in Hudson. They defeated host Western Reserve Academy 12-11 and lost to Detroit Country Day 6-5.

"Western Reserve was probably our best game," said Galipault, whose team had lost the four in a row to Western Reserve since 2005. "We were down 7-2 in the first half and came back to beat a very good team."

The Cardinals lose five seniors in attacker Ian Anderson, midfielders Ross Mauck, Zach Mills and Tommy Riemenschneider and defender Jared Haley.

Mauck was second-team all-league and all-MSLCA, Anderson and Haley were honorable mention all-MSLCA and Mills was honorable mention all-league.

"They were a small class, but they stuck together through the four years and they're hard workers," Galipault said. "That's the biggest thing we're going to miss the most."

Expected to return are junior goalkeeper Andrew Jones, junior defenders Harrison Cohan, Zach Hegerty, Adam Norris, Robby Parrish, Nathan Poleway and Nick Sharick, junior attackers Kyle Gratz, Kyle McDerment, Graham Nadler, Robert Schuetz, Peter Vaccarella and Marcus Willis, junior midfielders Zach Brown, Kyle Dineen, Ryan Gabel, Kevin Gifford, Aron Meek, Eric Monfort, Eric Sutton and Brian Tsen and sophomore defender Will Byars.

Sharick was second-team all-league and all-MSLCA and Monfort was honorable mention all-MSLCA.

•Strong ball control helped the Thomas girls team beat Toledo St. Ursula 9-4 in a Division I regional semifinal on May 23.

After taking a 7-3 lead into halftime, the Cardinals were able to possess the ball for the majority of the final 16 minutes.

"We went into a stall at the end of the game," said coach Ally McCarthy, whose team plays at Hudson or Kent Roosevelt in a regional final on Thursday, May 26. "We had an all-senior lineup out there and they've been practicing that offense for years."

Thomas, which entered the postseason averaging 11.3 goals a game, defeated Olentangy Liberty 21-10 in the first round of the North/Central Region tournament on May 18.

"The beginning of the tournament is almost a second season for us," said midfielder Caitie Sheban, who scored four goals against the Patriots. "It feels like we're a new team."

•The Kilbourne girls team ended its season with a 19-4 loss to New Albany in a Division I regional semifinal on May 23.

The Wolves, who finished 10-8 overall, trailed 10-2 at halftime.

"They took us out of our normal routine pretty quickly," coach Doug Troutner said. "They started winning the draw and we weren't making our usual slides defensively. If you make mistakes like that, New Albany will hurt you every time."

The Wolves defeated Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame 17-9 in the first round the tournament on May 18.

Leading 10-7, Kilbourne closed the game on a 7-2 run.

"The thing that really clicked was the transition game," said midfielder Meredith Schram, who had four goals in the game. "It was like we were one step ahead of them the whole time."