NORTH FULTON/FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Round two of the state lacrosse playoffs were completed May 7 with 11 local teams punching their tickets to the quarterfinals which take place May 9-10.
Class 6A-7A boys
North Gwinnett 11, Milton 9: Milton rallied from a five-goal deficit in the second half, but their comeback bid fell short May 6.
The Eagles trailed 9-4 in the third quarter before scoring four unanswered goals to cut the margin to one score. However, North Gwinnett scored and kept the Eagles off the scoreboard in final minutes to secure the win.
Milton compiled a 13-6-1 overall record this season.
Centennial 13, Roswell 10: Centennial got the better of its crosstown rival May 7 to advance to the third round.
Roswell came back from an 8-5 halftime deficit to tie the contest in the fourth quarter, but Centennial created a 12-9 lead late in the fourth. Roswell scored to pull within one goal, but a Centennial score in the final minute secured the Knights’ trip to the quarterfinals.
Centennial will host West Forsyth in the third round.
West Forsyth 10, Woodstock 5: West Forsyth continued its postseason run by downing Woodstock at home May 7.
West led by a single goal at the half but held Woodstock to one score in the second half and added five goals.
West goes on the road against Centennial in the quarterfinals.
Etowah 12, South Forsyth 6: Area 5 champions Etowah ended South Forsyth’s season May 7 in the second round.
Etowah led 9-1 at the half and controlled the second frame to take the win.
South compiled a 14-6 overall record this season.
Lambert 12, Allatoona 4: Defending champions Lambert earned a trip to the quarterfinals by downing Allatoona at home May 7.
The Longhorns led 7-3 at the half and held the Bucs to a single goal in the final period.
Lambert hosts North Gwinnett in the quarterfinals.
Class A-5A boys
Woodward Academy 15, Mount Pisgah 10: Mount Pisgah’s season ended in the second round of the playoffs May 6 with a loss to Area 7 champions Woodward Academy.
The Patriots kept pace with Woodward throughout the opening three quarters but were outscored 6-1 in the final period.
Mount Pisgah compiled a 14-4 overall record this year.
Fellowship Christian 22, Trinity Christian 8: Fellowship Christian put on another offensive display May 7 to down Trinity Christian.
After winning their first-round matchup 27-3, the Paladins scored 16 goals in the first half against Trinity Christian and piled on the points to continue their postseason run.
Fellowship hosts Lovett in the quarterfinals.
Blessed Trinity 16, McIntosh 4: Blessed Trinity earned its second lopsided win of the playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals.
BT outscored McIntosh 9-0 in the first quarter and kept on the offensive pressure while holding the Chiefs to two goals through three quarters.
The Titans host Greater Atlanta Christian in the quarterfinals. BT won its first state title last season by downing GAC 6-5 in the state finals.
Class 6A-7A girls
Milton 21, Centennial 8: Centennial scored more goals against Milton than any Georgia team has this season, but the 12-time champs proved too much for the Knights.
Milton led 10-4 and controlled the second half to continue their streak of reaching the third round every season lacrosse has been recognized as a state championship sport.
Milton hosts Area 7’s Mountain View in the quarterfinals.
Walton 17, Alpharetta 8: Alpharetta dropped its second-round matchup to Walton to bring an end to its season.
Alpharetta compiled a 13-7 overall record in 2019.
Roswell 9, North Gwinnett 7: Margaret Whatley’s four goals led Roswell in a tight win over North Gwinnett May 7.
Roswell led 6-3 at the half and retained a lead throughout the second half to advance.
The Hornets go on the road against Mill Creek in the quarterfinals.
Johns Creek 14, Cambridge 13 (OT): Johns Creek won an overtime thriller over Cambridge to down the Bears for the second time this season and advance to the third round.
Johns Creek trailed by two goals with under two minutes remaining in regulation but tied the contest with 27 seconds left. The Gladiators secured the dramatic comeback win with a goal in the first minute of overtime.
Johns Creek will go on the road against West Forsyth in the quarterfinals.
West Forsyth 16, Allatoona 4: West Forsyth punched its ticket to the quarterfinals May 7 with a lopsided win over Allatoona at home.
West opened an 11-2 lead at the half and cruised to the win.
West Forsyth hosts Johns Creek in the third round.
Class A-5A girls
Blessed Trinity 20, Whitewater 3: Blessed Trinity advanced to the quarterfinals after earning a bye in round one and a lopsided win over Whitewater May 6.
The Titans scored 11 goals in the first half and kept Whitewater scoreless in the second frame.
BT will face off with Kell at home in the third round.
Fellowship Christian 19, Union Grove 10: Fellowship Christian earned another decisive playoff win May 6 by downing Area 6 champions Union Grove.
The Paladins led 12-6 at the half and cruised to their 16th win of the season.
Fellowship faces another area champion, Marist, on the road in the quarterfinals.
McIntosh 17, King’s Ridge 7: A week after making program history with their first playoff win, the Tigers’ season ended May 6 with a loss to McIntosh on the road.
King’s Ridge posted a 6-9 record in their second season as a varsity program.