Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield
Local lacrosse squads bow out of state playoffs
June 4, 2013
The boys and girls lacrosse seasons have come and gone for local squads.
Here’s a look at how each team fared.
In Division 1, West Bloomfield High fell at Lake Orion High 9-4 May 17 in a pre-regional. The Lakers finish the year 3-11 overall.
Walled Lake Central was also on the wrong end of the scoreboard, falling at Northville High 17-10 May 20 in a pre-regional. The Vikings were 7-7 on the year, with three of their losses coming by three goals or fewer.
The seven wins are the second most in program history.
In D-2, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s fell to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 16-9 May 29 in a regional semifinal at Walled Lake Northern. Previously, the Eaglets beat Madison Heights Bishop Foley 16-6 May 23 at home in a regional opener.
The Eaglets end the season 5-12 overall.
In the same region as St. Mary’s, Walled Lake Western lost to Grosse Pointe North 7-5 May 16 at home in a pre-regional matchup. The Warriors won two of their final three games and finished 6-10 overall, which was its highest number of wins in the program’s four-year history.
On the other side of the regional bracket from Western, Walled Lake Northern’s season also came to a close, losing to Royal Oak High 6-2 May 24 at home in its playoff opener.
The Knights’ résumé included an 8-7 overall mark and their fourth city championship in five years.
On the girls side, West Bloomfield lost to Bloomfield Hills Lahser 21-7 in a D-1 pre-regional May 16 at home. The Lakers wrapped up their second season as a varsity program at 0-10. West Bloomfield did show signs of improvement, scoring 69 goals this season, compared to 50 last year.
Also in D-1, Walled Lake United fell to Brighton High 18-5 in a pre-regional May 20 at home. The squad finished 2-15 overall.