The Loyola lacrosse team barely made the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs, able to sneak in on the season's final day and then following up with an improbable run to Friday's championship game against undefeated and No. 1 Boys' Latin.
After surrendering a seven-goal lead in a loss to South River in last year's state championship, the Westminster boys lacrosse team vowed to return to the final game this season.
The state boys and girls lacrosse championships are set for Tuesday and Wednesday nights at UMBC. All of the defending boys state champions return -- South River, Hereford and Fallston. Century is the only defending girls champion to make it into the final.