Milton's Nick Newell is overjoyed by the second of his three goals against Johns Creek, in the third period, which gave the Eagles an 11-7 lead. His third score won the playoff game in overtime, 13-12. AL LEVINE/Special. (click for larger version)
May 14, 2014NORTH FULTON, Ga. Six local lacrosse teams advanced to the semifinals in the state playoffs, with both Milton teams two wins away from state titles after quarterfinal victories last weekend.
The Milton boys, who won state in 2010 and '12, survived a scare from Johns Creek, edging the Gladiators 13-12 in overtime on the Eagles' home field.
Milton plays at home against Lambert in one AAAAAA semifinal Wednesday, with Roswell hosting Walton in the other semifinal. The Hornets defeated defending state champion Centennial 12-10 at Centennial.
Milton, Roswell and Walton were the Nos. 1-2-3 teams in their region, and were 1-2-3 from their area in the state brackets.
The Milton girls, who have won the state title eight of the nine years lacrosse championships have been held in Georgia, easily defeated West Forsyth 20-6. The Lady Eagles will be at home Wednesday against Centennial, which got past Harrison 11-10.
Chattahoochee lost 14-12 to Lassiter, which will play Walton in the other semifinal match. Both the boys' and girls' state championship matches will be played Saturday.
The Northview boys reached the semifinals in the AAAAAA classification, defeating Allatoona 15-5 in the quarterfinals. The Titans are home Wednesday, with Lovett facing Westminster in the other semifinal.