The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls lacrosse team won its second consecutive Division II South/Central regional title, defeating Columbus Academy 14-10 on May 23 at Thomas Worthington.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls lacrosse team won its second consecutive Division II South/Central regional title, defeating Columbus Academy 14-10 on May 23 at Thomas Worthington.

The Wolves improved to 16-3 and will play Chagrin Falls or Toledo St. Ursula in a state semifinal May 31 at Thomas. They lost in a state semifinal a year ago, 16-13 to Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown.

The state final is June 1 at Thomas.

"It's all the girls," Kilbourne coach Doug Troutner said. "We try to tell them what to do and they're picking up on it. They're getting better each day and that's the secret to success."

The Wolves also handed Academy its only regular season loss, 14-10 on April 19 at Kilbourne.

Academy finished 17-2.

Kilbourne led the rematch 7-1 before the Vikings closed to 8-5 late in the half and trailed 9-5 at halftime.

The Wolves regained control in the second half, taking a 14-6 lead with 9 minutes, 33 seconds remaining.

Senior attacker Alycia Kingcade led the Wolves with four goals. Senior attacker Lexie Walton and sophomore midfielder Maggie Baumgardner each scored three goals and sophomore attacker Miriam Bassani scored two.

Senior goalkeeper Alex Malone had seven saves.

Juniorattacker Kat Restrepo and freshman midfielder Julia Chester led the Vikings with three goals apiece.

Academy senior attacker Courtney Deena, who will play field hockey at the University of Maryland, scored her team's final goal and finished with two for the game.

Academy senior goalie Deepa Manda made six saves.