Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Eden Prairie opened play in the state lacrosse tournament at Minnetonka and Chanhassen High Schools.
Top-seeded BSM handed Centennial an 8-4 defeat on the boys quarterfinal played at Chanhassen High School to remain perfect on the season at 13-0.
Despite the Cougars opening a 2-0 lead the Red Knights cut the lead in half one minute into the second quarter and added three unanswered goals to lead 4-2 into halftime.
BSM made it 8-3 going into the fourth quarter as sophomore Matt Dowden scored four times and junior captain Jack VanOverbeke added two goals and one assist.
Jack Keller made six saves and Jack Budniewski won 12 of 14 draws taken.
No. 3 seed Eden Prairie improved to 14-3 with a 14-10 win over Lakeville North in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at Minnetonka.
The Eagles opened a 4-0 lead scoring within five minutes of the opening quarter with goals from four different players including Henry Benson, Quintin Matsui, Will Foster and Jacob Rhee.
The Panthers broke up the shutout bid late in the quarter but once again Eden Prairie scored early and often in the second quarter as Foter and Will Aldrin scored inside the opening 3:30 of the quarter. A pair of goals from Lakeville North was bookend by two more Eagles goals to carry an 8-3 lead into halftime.
The Panthers came out strong in the third quarter going on a 5-0 run to head into the final quarter with the game tied at 8-8.
Eden Prairie outpaced Lakeville North by a 6-3 score in the fourth quarter for the final 14-10 score in a rather offensive-laden game.
Foster led the way with four goals and two assists while Collin Penn and Rhee each had a hat trick and Garrett Smith had 13 saves.
Eden Prairie is the top-seeded girls team and played as such in a 20-4 win over Cretin-Derham Hall in the state quarterfinals played Wednesday at Minnetonka High School.
The teams traded opening goals as it took Maggie Brown 12 seconds to score and Cretin-Derham Hall responded with a goal 51 seconds into the contest. The Eagles went on a 12-1 run to help build a 14-3 lead by halftime.
Six different Eagles scored in the game led by Brooke Lewis with six goals, Abby Johnson had five goals and one assists, CJ Froemming and Brown each scored three times. Kacie Riggs had two goals and two assists and Brown had three assists. Goalie Emilie Bloyer had seven saves in the win.