Prior Lake players celebrate after defeating Benilde-St. Margaret's 10-8 to win the lacrosse state championship Saturday at Chanhassen High School. Photo: DAVID JOLES • firstname.lastname@example.org
As a sophomore two years ago, Prior Lake’s Alex Rejda was a junior varsity lacrosse player cheering the varsity to a state championship from the student section.
His view improved Saturday at Chanhassen High School. The student section joined the joyful scrum after Prior Lake’s 10-8 championship victory and hoisted Rejda skyward. His five goals, including two in the fourth quarter, earned him a brief ride on the outstretched hands of his high school peers.
Across the field, Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior Quinn Ehlen grabbed the runner-up trophy, hardware the previously undefeated Red Knights hoped to avoid after finishing second last season.
No. 2 seed Prior Lake (17-2) led 6-3 at halftime as Rejda tallied a hat trick. Then No. 1 seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s (17-1) roared back, dominating the third quarter with three unanswered goals.
Prior Lake won its second boys’ lacrosse state championship Saturday with a 10-8 victory against previously undefeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
No. 2 seed Prior Lake (17-2), champions in 2016, led 6-3 at halftime as Alex Rejda tallied a hat trick. Undaunted, Benilde-St. Margaret’s roared back to take a 7-6 fourth-quarter lead on four unanswered goals in the game at Chanhassen High School.
No. 1 seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s (17-1) finished second last season as well.
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