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.
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.