Lacrosse Levels Top-Seeded Lebanon, Advances to Title Game

Jared Holland Jake Mathie Austin Terra Louisville Leopards Lacrosse Vs. Lebanon Warriors

Louisville 20, Lebanon 13

The #4 Seed Louisville Leopards Lacrosse Team leveled the top-ranked, defending State Champion Lebanon Warriors 20-13 in Friday’s OHSLA Club Division State Semifinal game at Olentangy Orange High School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 11-3 on the season and advances to play the #3 ranked Bellbrook Golden Eagles in the State Championship on Saturday at 3:30 PM.

Jake Mathie tied a team record with 6 goals and also tallied an assist to lead the Leopards. Austin Terra Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Lacrosse Light Blue Shirt 2015also found the net 4 times and provide 3 assists for Louisville. Other offensive leaders included Zach Frank and Jared Holland who each recorded a Hat Trick.

The Leopards took command of the contest early when they scored four goals in a span of 2:15 to take a 4-0 advantage. This forced the Warriors to take a timeout and Lebanon would finish the period strong to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Louisville mimicked their first quarter feat by scoring the first four goals of the second quarter to regain control of the contest. When the horn sounded signaling halftime, the Leopards had the Defending State Champions doubled up at 10-5.

The scoring fest continued out of the locker room as the two teams combined to rack up 11 goals in the third period. Louisville netted 7 of those scores and held a stunning 17-9 lead at the end of three.

Lebanon did not go down without a fight as they scored 3 of the first 4 goals to start the fourth quarter in cutting their deficit to 18-12. However, the Warriors would get no closer as Terra and Frank scored two lightning quick goals in a 39 second span to put the Leopards ahead 20-12. Louisville’s defense clamped down and Jarrod Moran made several late saves in goal to preserve the Leopard victory.

The 20 goals scored by Louisville is a season-high and this is the second straight tournament game that they have set their season-high mark.Β Louis Keller and Mark Soehnlen scored a pair of goals each for Louisville. Keller also recorded 3 assists and Holland added a team-high 4.

In the second semifinal game, #3 seed Bellbrook (7-8) defeated #2 seed Miami Valley (14-4) in a thrilling 13-12 contest to advance to their second straight State Championship. Bellbrook fell to Lebanon 17-14 in the OHSLA Club Division State Title last season.

UP NEXT:Β The Leopards will next take on the #3 Ranked Bellbrook Golden Eagles in the OHSLA Club Division State Championship on Saturday, May 30 at 3:30 PM at Olentangy Orange High School.

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Box Score

LEOPARDS 20, WARRIORS 13

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 5-5-7-3–20

Lebanon 4-1-4-4–13

1st Quarter

Louisville – Mark Soehnlen | LOU 1, LEB 0, 9:29

Louisville – Jake Mathie (Mark Soehnlen) | LOU 2, LEB 0, 8:34

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LOU 3, LEB 0, 7:32

Louisville – Austin Terra Goal (Jared Holland) | LOU 4, LEB 0, 7:14

Lebanon – | LOU 4, LEB 1, 6:46

Lebanon – | LOU 4, LEB 2, 5:54

Louisville – Jared Holland | LOU 5, LEB 2, 4:29

Lebanon – | LOU 5, LEB 3, 0:42

Lebanon – | LOU 5, LEB 4, 0:10

2nd Quarter

Louisville – Austin Terra (Jared Holland) | LOU 6, LEB 4, 10:06

Louisville – Zach Frank (Austin Terra) | LOU 7, LEB 4, 8:04

Louisville – Louis Keller (Austin Terra) | LOU 8, LEB 4, 7:52

Louisville – Jared Holland (Louis Keller) | LOU 9, LEB 4, 5:23

Lebanon – | LOU 9, LEB 5

Louisville – Jake Mathie (Zach Frank) | LOU 10, LEB 5, 2:48

3rd Quarter

Lebanon – | LOU 10, LEB 6, 11:02

Louisville – Austin Terra (Louis Keller) | LOU 11, LEB 6, 10:46

Lebanon – | LOU 11, LEB 7, 8:51

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LOU 12, LEB 7, 8:12

Louisville – Mark Soehnlen | LOU 13, LEB 7, 7:57

Lebanon – | LOU 13, LEB 8, 7:15

Louisville – Jared Holland (Louis Keller) | LOU 14, LEB 8, 6:56

Louisville – Jake Mathie (Jared Holland) | LOU 15, LEB 8, 3:36

Lebanon – | LOU 15, LEB 9, 3:02

Louisville – Louis Keller (Austin Terra) | LOU 16, LEB 9, 2:02

Louisville – Zach Frank | LOU 17, LEB 9, 1:46

4th Quarter

Lebanon – | LOU 17, LEB 10, 11:51

Lebanon – | LOU 17, LEB 11, 10:56

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LOU 18, LEB 11, 9:57

Lebanon – | LOU 18, LEB 12, 9:44

Louisville – Austin Terra (Jake Mathie) | LOU 19, LEB 12, 8:51

Louisville – Zach Frank (Jared Holland) | LOU 20, LEB 12, 8:12

Lebanon – | LOU 20, LEB 13, 3:40

Records:Β Louisville 11-3, Lebanon 11-6

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