Boys Lacrosse State Championship to be a battle of giants

The Oregon boys lacrosse championship will be a battle between giants as West Linn (17-4, second seed) and Lakeridge (20-3, first seed) duke it out.

The West Lions Boys Lacrosse team cruised to a 17-9 victory in a quarterfinal battle against Jesuit (16-5, third seed) on Wednesday. After jumping to a 5-0 lead, West Linn made it difficult for the crusaders to make a comeback.

“We knew they would be tough coming into the game, but we have been very focused at practice,” Ryan Bowers, junior said.

Ryan Klose, freshman, led the team with four goals.

The state championship at will take place at Tigard high School on Saturday, June 1.

“We have been working hard in practice and watching film on Lakeridge. We are ready to go,” Bowers said.  

The two Three Rivers League teams have played each other twice this season with Lakeridge coming out on top both times.

“We are familiar with Lakeridge and aren’t expecting anything different from them,” Bowers said. “We know who to guard and have a game plan. We are ready to go.”

The team has surpassed their goal of reaching the final four and now has its eyes set on the championship game.