The West Linn Lions (17-1) girls lacrosse team waited a year to extract its revenge over rival Lake Oswego Lakers (12-3) and did so in bold fashion, winning 19-13 for the state title.
Natalie Byrne, freshman, scored six goals, three in each half. Annie Longtain, senior, and Hanna Morford, sophomore, scored four goals each to add to West Linn’s lead.
Midway through the first half, the Lions rattled off six straight goals to make the score 9-2. The Lakers closed the gap and came within five goals of the lead before West Linn rallied and had a 17-9 lead. The Lions never looked back and when the clock struck zero, West Linn won the 6A Oregon State Championship.
“It was an amazing feeling,” Longtain said. “It was nice beating Lake Oswego and showing them that we’re the best team in the state.”