Mahtomedi's Josh Campell scored an unassisted goal in the second half on Eagan's Jack Courington. Photo: JEFF WHEELER • email@example.com
Mahtomedi boys’ lacrosse players felt appropriately concerned with facing defending champion Eagan on Tuesday in the state tournament quarterfinals.
“They are one of the best odd-man rush teams in the state,” senior midfielder Josh Campbell said. “At the same time, we knew we had to play six-on-six and try to force mistakes.”
The Zephyrs’ approach produced a 12-10 victory at Chanhassen High School. Campbell scored a hat trick and senior attackman Timmy Lindquist added four goals before being helped off the field with a lower-body injury late in the fourth quarter.
Mahtomedi ended Eagan’s state title defense with a 12-10 victory in the boys’ lacrosse state tournament quarterfinals.
No. 5 Mahtomedi (14-3) had its lead trimmed to 9-7 in the third quarter after three consecutive goals from No. 4 Eagan (11-4). But the Zephyrs maintained control and dethroned the Wildcats.
Mahtomedi advances to play either No. 1 Benilde-St. Margaret’s or Centennial at 5 p.m. Thursday at Minnetonka High School.
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