Seahawks Claim Second Lacrosse Title in 4 Years

South River's boys lacrosse team beat Westminster High 10-8 in a dramatic come-from-behind victory after being down 7-0.

won its second Class 4A/3A Maryland state lacrosse championship in four years Wednesday afternoon in dramatic fashion—beating Westminster High with a final score of 10-8 after initially falling behind 7-0.

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Westminster scored seven straight goals to start the game, but then South River scored eight unanswered goals, taking the lead after halftime in a remarkable comeback.

In the third quarter, and Westminster were tied 8-8 until the Seahawks scored a late goal to go into the fourth quarter with a 9-8 lead. All-American Ben Chisolm scored his second goal of the day with 6:51 left in the game, putting the Seahawks up by two goals, 10-8.

It would be all they needed as solid defense kept Westminster off the score sheet for the remainder of the game. After an almost two-hour delay because of thunder and rain, South River solidified the victory after the game restarted with just 2:33 left in the matchup.

The state championship is head coach and in four years.

To relive the dramatic comeback, check out Patch’s minute-by-minute updates provided throughout the game.

A special thanks to the South River community for sharing stellar updates with Patch through Facebook posts and fan sources such as @Cash_Collins via Twitter. Patch also gathered updates by following @CapitalMPeters and @CarrollVarsity via Twitter. 

Jim Lindsey May 24, 2012 at 03:07 AM
It sure was a sight to see for those that were there....unbelievable resilance by these Seahawks! Way to go boys!
John M. Lee May 24, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Great job by the coaching staff, by not letting the boy's lose focus. To all the players on this team you all played with your hearts and showed amazing character on you come back victory! You all made your school, parents, communities very proud. PS; Tyler White, way to get them boy's started, I loved it!
Brenda Jasper May 24, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Great job... they never gave up and--- WOW Nick Marcellino superb goal tending... A definite team effort.. Well worth staying for the storm delay to finish it right. Great sportsmanship too!!! Lavon great goal TOO!!!!! Brenda A. Jasper (aka mamaw)
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