The Zionsville boys lacrosse team saw its season come to an end in the state semifinal for the second-straight season on May 23.
The Cathedral Irish erased a halftime deficit and topped Zionsville 9-7 to advance to the state title game.
"We came out and we were ready to go," Zionsville head coach Matt Garvey said. "We had a good plan in place. We knew they were strong at faceoffs so we made some adjustments there. In the first half our defense played really well and our offense was clicking and we got out to a 5-3 lead at the half. But they started the second half with four-straight goals and the wheels fell off a little bit. We stayed close but couldn't comeback."
Garvey said the difference early in the second-half was Cathedral's offense.
"They were able to possess the ball a lot and get off quality shots," he said. "We weren't able to get the ball and clear the zone."
Luke Whitaker led the team with three goals on the night. Ben Sherman had two goals and three assists, while Tucker Dixon and Cameron Bender each had a goal.
Ben Gould had nine saves for Zionsville.
While the Eagles may not have achieved their goal on the field, Garvey said this group was a special one.
For more of this story, read the May 28 edition of the Times Sentinel.