West Linn repeats as Boys Lacrosse State Champions in convincing fashion with a victory over rival Lakeridge, 6-10

See the video above. Saturday night was the night that every West Linn Lacrosse player had been waiting for all year. The state championship game would yet again be a rematch of the previous two state championship games, West Linn (17-4) against Lakeridge (19-4). Both teams came into this game confident, as they split the season series with a game apiece. The line between these teams seemed nearly paper thin all season, but Saturday night West Linn proved yet again that they are the state’s best team.

Lakeridge got off to a quick start, putting two goals in the back of the net, but it didn’t take long for West Linn to respond. Streaking down the field, K.T. Seth, junior, scored to bring the Lions within one. The game was close all game, but the Pacers had a game plan to shut down junior, Ryan Klose. Klose is the Oregon Player of the Year and is the Lions biggest threat at left handed attack. In the past Klose has given the Pacers a handful, so the first order of business would be trying to keep him in hand

Klose didn’t score all game, but the Pacers franticly double-teamed him every time the ball was in his stick. This opened up dozens of opportunities for the Lions to capitalize. Mitchell Johnson, sophomore, finished with five goals and helped lead West Linn to its second consecutive State Championship, 6-10 over Lakeridge.