They weren't things of beauty, but the Zionsville boys lacrosse team is still alive in the state tournament.
The Eagles topped Bishop Chatard 6-5 on May 14 and Fishers 7-3 on May 17 to advance to the state semifinals.
"I am really happy to be moving on," Zionsville head coach Matt Garvey said after the Fishers win. "It was a great win for us. Our defense played really well today. And offensively, we knew that if we continued to do what we needed to, things were going to be there. We took advantage of that in the second half and put a few in."
After allowing a season high 17 goals to Carmel on May 7, the Eagles defense has stood tall.
In the next three games, Zionsville has allowed just 10 goals (3.33 a game).
"After that Carmel game it was time to refocus and get back to the basics," Garvey said. "That is what we did. It shows. Going forward we are going to keep doing the same thing and start from the beginning."
For more of this story, read the May 21 edition of the Times Sentinel.