Prior Lake and Benilde-St. Margaret's will meet again in boys lacrosse final
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9:08 PM
Top-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret’s and No. 3 Prior Lake will meet for the fourth time in five years in the boys’ championship game. The Lakers won in 2018 and 2019 and the Red Knights won last year. This is the second meeting between these two teams this year. Benilde-St. Margaret’s won the earlier matchup 9-8 in overtime.
The Red Knights are seeking their fifth championship. In addition to last year, they also won in 2007, 2010 and 2011. The Lakers won previously in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
This year's championship game will June 18 at Stillwater Area High School at 6 p.m.
Prior Lake made short work of Centennial in the first championship semifinal of the day, defeating the Cougars 19-7. Sophomore Jack Tocko scored four times for the Lakers and junior Benjamin Mickett added three. Senior Justin Simonson and sophomore Max Anderson had three goals and two assists apiece for Prior Lake.
Senior Noah Berger and sophomore Logan Adams accounted for most of Centennial’s offense. They each tallied two goals for the Cougars.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s defeated Stillwater Area 15-10 in the second game of the day. Carsen Brandt, a junior from Benilde, set a tournament record for most assists in a game with seven and tied the mark for most points in a game with 10. Senior Cam Gelling added four goals for the Red Knights.
Three seniors scored two goals apiece for Stillwater Area: Owen Grau, Aidan Anderson and Sam Ness. Senior Carter Bies chipped in two assists.
In the opening consolation semifinal, Chanhassen edged Farmington with an 11-9 victory. Junior Carter Van Holland powered the Storm with four goals. Three players added two goals apiece for Chanhassen: seniors Dylan Kendrick and John Dahl and sophomore Nick Patka.
Woodbury seniors Conor Hooley and Marshal Myers-Beck each struck for four goals as the Royals defeated Moorhead 15-7 in the second consolation semifinal of the day. Senior Colin Olson scored three goals and dished out an assist for Woodbury.