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Myers Park Advance to Lacrosse State Championship

05/17/2017, 11:30am EDT
By NAS Athletics

Myers Park won 16-15 in a come from behind win over Weddington to advance to the NCHSAA 4A Women's Lacrosse State Championship.

Down by 4-7 at halftime, the Mustangs turned things around. Myers Park came out in the second half firing, outscoring Weddington 12-8.

Hannah Perkins and Elizabeth Robertson both netted four goals each to help their team advance to the State Championship. 

Myers Park reach the NCHSAA Women's Lacrosse State Championship after a tough road, defeating RJ Reynolds, Lake Norman, Charlotte Catholic in the second, third, and fourth rounds. 

Myers Park will face off against Cardinal Gibbons in the NCHSAA 4A Women's Lacrosse State Championship on Saturday, May 20th at 12:00 noon. The game will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. 

Follow this link for a feature on Myers Park twins, Hannah and Rachel Perkins, by Fox 46 reporter Josh Sims.

Read more on Myers Park's playoff run below.

Round 2
Myers Park 15-10 RJ Reynolds


Myers Park, through a first round bye, skipped into a second round matchup against RJ Reynolds. The Mustangs came out of the gates firing, and lead 9-5 by halftime. They were able to ride this lead for the rest of the game to win with relative comfort. 

 

Round 3
Myers Park 16-12 Lake Norman


Their third round game did not start as smoothly as their second round game. Myers Park traveled to face a strong Lake Norman team and trailed 9-6 at halftime. However some halftime adjustments and a change in mentality saw the Mustangs turn it around.

Myers Park strengthened themselves on both sides of the field, scoring 10 goals in the second half to Lake Norman's 3. Strong defensive play allowed the offense time on the ball to put pressure on the Lake Norman goal. 

 

Round 4
Myers Park 20-16 Charlotte Catholic


Myers Park traveled to Charlotte Catholic on Friday confident after their victory over second seeded Lake Norman. Their offense was in sync and it showed.

Myers Park won the highest scoring game in this year's Women's Lacrosse Playoffs to earn themselves a spot in the final four.

 

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