Queen Anne’s takes down Middletown to capture their first ever state title in program history
BALTIMORE, MD- For the first time in program history, Queen Annes Lions girls lacrosse captured the 2A State Title with the 13-10 win over Middletown.
The Lions roared into today as the No. 4 seed, coming off of a close 8-7 win over the number one seed Hereford in the state semifinals on Thursday. They carried that momentum into the first half of the state title game, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead. The Knights of Middletown would answer back though. A 5-1 run of their own took their first lead of the game 5-4 and it looked like the tide had completely flipped. But, with just under ten minutes left in the half, QA went on another run, 5-0, to take the 9-5 lead at the break.
Coming out of the half, Middletown looked like a new team, Isabella Ewine and Bailey Broadbent carrying the team all the way back to cut the Lion lead to just one with 11:48 to play in regulation prompting a Queen Anne’s timeout to talk things over. Out of the timeout, the Lions went to work. Bella Rulapaugh and Piper Evans tacked on two more goals for some cushion with just over five minutes to play. Winning the ensuing face-off, the Lions ran the entire clock down without taking a single shot. As the clock hit triple zeros, Queen Anne’s captured their first ever 2A State Title with the 13-11 win over Middletown.