Mariemont High School... Lacrosse Powerhouse!!

06/02/2018

Last year in the first ever OHSAA state championship for lacrosse, Mariemont boys were champs.  Although the Warrior boys made it back to the state final four, they lost in the semifinals. This year, it was the Warrior girls' turn.  Mariemont won the state championship over Chagrin Falls!  It is the first state lacrosse title for Mariemont girls.  As a matter of fact, it is the first girls state team title in Mariemont history.  The boys lacrosse have previously won four state championships. Three of those were under the coaches association tournament.

For the 3rd game in a row, Mariemont girls found themselves behind.  Chagrin Falls scored two early goals to go up 2-0.  This time, the Warriors didn't have to wait for most of the game to come back. With 18:49 to go in the half, Courtney Robinson tied the game at 2 all. Mariemont would never trail again.  Robinson scored again 48 seconds later to give her team their first lead 3-2.  After being up by as many as three goals, Mariemont saw its lead go away when the Tigers tied it at 8 all right before half.  Mariemont did score one more time to have a 9-8 lead at the mid way mark. In the second half, Mariemont kept the lead at 2-3 goals. Frances Harrington in the nets came up with some huge stops. Chagrin Falls got within one goal 11-10 with 13:31 to go.  They never got any closer as the Warriors scored 2 more goals to win 13-10. Sophia Tomas's goal with 7:43 to go closed out the scoring.  In the two years of OHSAA sponsored lacrosse championships, CHL teams have claimed both girls' Division II state titles (Indian Hill last year).  The Warriors finished the season 17-4.  They won their last 9 in a row and 14 of the last 15 games.
Congratulations to Coach Kevin Ferry and the Mariemont girls' lacrosse team!

Special thanks to Mariemont Athletic Director Tom Nerl.  Tom is the "king" of Twitter and provided many of the facts for this story.  Check out his Tweets on the right side of this page.