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Lacrosse Punches Ticket to State, Ousts Ottawa Hills

Louisville Leopards Lacrosse Team 2015 State Bound

Louisville 19, Ottawa Hills 9

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Lacrosse Team punched their ticket to State with a 19-9 win over the visiting Ottawa Hills Green Bears in the Third Round of the OHSLA Club Division Tournament Wednesday at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the victory, Louisville improves to 10-3 on the season and advances to face the Defending State Champion & #1 ranked Lebanon Warriors on Friday, May 29 at 5:30 PM in the State Semifinals at Olentangy High School.

Jared Holland tied his own school record by scoring 6 goals and also adding a pair of assists to lead the Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Lacrosse Light Blue Shirt 2015Leopards. Jake Mathie also poured in 5 goals & added 2 assists and Austin Terra tallied a Hat Track for Louisville.

The Green Bears went ahead 4-2 before Holland scored twice in the final 26 seconds of the first quarter to knot the game. Ottawa Hills again took the lead by scoring the first three goals of the second quarter and taking a 7-4 advantage.

The Leopards answered back by scoring the next 8 goals and shutting out the Green Bears over a span of 24:26. They went ahead 8-7 at the break and outscored Ottawa Hills 4-0 in the third quarter. Louisville would go on to score 7 more times in the fourth quarter to finish with a season-high 19 goals.

Zach Frank and Mark Soehnlen each scored twice and Joe Davide also went coast-to-coast to round out the scoring for the Leopards. Louis Keller and Soehnlen also each contributed an assist. Louisville finished by scoring 15 out of the final 17 goals in the game.

The Leopards will take on the top-ranked Warriors of Lebanon Friday. Lebanon defeated Chardon 16-2 Wednesday to return to State for the second straight season. They defeated Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 12-9 in the State Semifinals last year before taking the State Title over Bellbrook 17-14.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next take on the Defending State Champion & #1 ranked Lebanon Warriors Winner in the OHSLA Club Division Tournament State Semifinals on Friday, May 29 at 5:30 PM at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio.

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Box Score

LEOPARDS 19, GREEN BEARS 9

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Ottawa Hills 4-3-0-2–09

Louisville 4-4-4-7–19

1st Quarter

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 0, OHHS 1, 10:39

Louisville – Jake Mathie (Jared Holland) | LHS 1, OHHS 1, 8:52

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 1, OHHS 2, 8:01

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 1, OHHS 3, 7:12

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LHS 2, OHHS 3, 5:35

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 2, OHHS 4, 1:06

Louisville – Jared Holland | LHS 3, OHHS 4, 0:26

Louisville – Jared Holland | LHS 4, OHHS 4, 0:08

2nd Quarter

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 4, OHHS 5, 10:35

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 4, OHHS 6, 9:45

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 4, OHHS 7, 9:05

Louisville – Jared Holland (Louis Keller) | LHS 5, OHHS 7, 7:38

Louisville – Jared Holland (Jake Mathie) | LHS 6, OHHS 7, 6:32

Louisville – Zach Frank | LHS 7, OHHS 7, 3:16

Louisville – Mark Soehnlen (Jake Mathie) | LHS 8, OHHS 7, 0:17

3rd Quarter

Louisville – Joe Davide | LHS 9, OHHS 7, 10:02

Louisville – Mark Soehnlen | LHS 10, OHHS 7, 7:10

Louisville – Jared Holland | LHS 11, OHHS 7, 5:38

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LHS 12, OHHS 7, 0:06

4th Quarter

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 12, OHHS 8, 8:39

Louisville – Jared Holland | LHS 13, OHHS 8, 8:06

Louisville – Austin Terra (Mark Soehnlen) | LHS 14, OHHS 8, 6:38

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LHS 15, OHHS 8, 3:56

Louisville – Austin Terra (Louis Keller) | LHS 16, OHHS 8, 2:36

Louisville – Jake Mathie | LHS 17, OHHS 8, 1:21

Ottawa Hills – | LHS 17, OHHS 9, 0:55

Louisville – Zach Frank | LHS 18, OHHS 9, 0:46

Louisville – Austin Terra (Jared Holland) | LHS 19, OHHS 9, 0:35

Records: Louisville 10-3; Ottawa Hills 11-6

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