CHAPEL HILL – The East Chapel Hill girls’ lacrosse postseason run continues while the boys’ season came to an end Tuesday night.
The Wildcats girls’ late surge past the defending-champion Green Hope Falcons led to an 18-12 victory in the NCHSAA 4A State Semifinals. Earlier this season the two teams went to overtime in which East snuck away with the 16-15 win.
Thirteen of East’s 18 goals Tuesday night came from Sydney Holman, the UNC recruit and sister of UNC men’s lacrosse star, Marcus Holman. Sydney is rated the No. 2 girls lacrosse player in the country.
With the win, East Chapel Hill advanced to the state final which will be played Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at WakeMedSoccerPark in Cary. The Wildcats will face the Charlotte Catholic Cougars for the second time this season. The Cougars defeated the Wildcats 13-10 in early March.
The East Chapel Hill boys were knocked out of the tournament Tuesday night by Apex, 11-7.
East went in front on goals by seniors Ryan Dotson and Baxter Perkins. The contest was tied at two after one quarter, but Apex outscored East 4-1 in the second to take the 6-3 lead into the locker room. The Cougars added three more in the third, and while the majority of the Wildcats’ scoring came in the final period, it wasn’t enough.
The Wildcats finished their season 16-3 and were the Conference 5 champions with an undefeated record of 10-0.