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Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield

Local lacrosse squads bow out of state playoffs

June 4, 2013

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Walled Lake Northern’s Adam Ranck tries to get by a Royal Oak High defender May 24 in a Division 2 regional match. The Knights lost 6-2.

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.

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