Zionsville Times Sentinel

May 29, 2013

Carmel tops Zionsville in lacrosse state semifinals

By Will Willems
Sports Editor

— The 2013 lacrosse season came to a screeching halt for the Zionsville boys lacrosse team Friday night, May 24 in the state semfinals.

The Eagles fell behind Carmel 4-1 in the first quarter and couldn’t come back in a 12-5 season-ending loss.

“A lot of things didn’t go our way,” Zionsville head coach Matt Garvey said. “We made a lot of mistakes. We couldn’t finish the ball and we turned it over. We didn’t finish what we came here to.”

The Eagles had been on a roll heading into the semifinals, winning nine of their final 10 games, including the last nine against teams from Indiana.

Garvey said he was a little surprised to see some of the mistakes come up in the semifinals.

“I thought we were gaining momentum,” Garvey said. “We had ended the season on a pretty high note. To come out, and not necessarily lay an egg, but to not give it our best effort – it is frustrating and sad to end the season on that note. But it was a great season overall.”

After Carmel scored the opening goal of the game, Zionsville tied the game with 7:40 left in the first quarter on a goal from Luke Whitaker.

But from there, things just went downhill for the Eagles.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.