No. 6 Knights top Middletown for 2A state girls lacrosse title shot; Fallston boys and girls cruise to Loyola

Best. Week. Ever: Century, which defeated previously undefeated Glenelg in Monday’s Class 2A West Region I final, secured a spot in the state title game Saturday. The No. 6 Knights defeated Frederick County’s Middletown in a state semifinal at Wheaton.

Century High girls’ lacrosse had two words for its matchup with Middletown in a Class 2A state semifinal at Wheaton Saturday morning. 

Not again. A year ago, the Frederick County school ended the Knights’ title pursuit in the round of four. 

It was a much different story this time around as No. 6 Century used a late first half run and cruised to a 19-8 decision. 

Fallston’s girls and boys squad had a much easier time Saturday evening at Havre de Grace. The Cougar boys continue their 1A state repeat bid with a 21-0 decision over ACCE.

Twelve players recorded goals, led by Lucas Hurlburt’s five. Trevor Desell had a hat trick and Jack Baylin finished with two goals and four assists.

The Cougars led 17-0 at halftime against ACCE, making its first state semifinal trip. The North Baltimore school is the first Baltimore City school since 2013 (now-defunct Northwestern) to reach the state semifinals and fifth overall. 

Fallston will go for its seventh title Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Loyola University’s Ridley Athletic Complex. The Harford County squad will take on Southern, which defeated Smithsburg, Friday evening at Havre de Grace.

The Cougar girls posted a 16-0 decision over Washington County’s Boonsboro. Sophomore Ava Lambros scored five goals for Fallston.

In a rematch of last year’s final, the Cougars will face reigning champ Liberty Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Ridley Athletic Complex in North Baltimore. The Lions from Carroll County advance with a 18-7 victory over Southern Friday evening at Havre de Grace.

Century, which won the Carroll County Athletic League title and defeated previously undefeated and fourth-ranked Glenelg in Monday’s West Region final, cleared another hurdle in its pursuit of a ninth state championship. Caroline Little scored six goals and Jasmine Stanton and Anna Hackett each finished with four goals.

Leading 4-3, Century went on a 5-1 spurt to close the first half. Last year, the Knights struggled with draw control against Middletown in an 18-15 decision in Frederick. 

Saturday, Century had an 18-11 advantage in draws. Lauren Hackett had a goal and three assists and Holly Poe and Sydney Brown each added a tally.

The Knights will play No. 16 Hereford, Tuesday at 4 p.m. for the state championship. Hereford defeated Southern Maryland’s Huntingtown Friday evening at Wheaton.