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Huge second half lifts No. 7 Howard past reigning champion South River into state 4A-3A title game
Huge second half lifts No. 7 Howard past reigning champion South River into state 4A-3A title game

The Howard boys lacrosse team could have been filled with doubt when it returned to the field for the second half of Saturday's Class 4A-3A state semifinal against defending champion South River. The past two years, the No. 7 Lions had their season ended by the No. 8 Seahawks in state tournament play. Last year, they took a 17-0 record into the title game only to once again fall. And then came Saturday's first half, when the Seahawks won faceoffs and ground balls and simply kept the ball as the minutes passed. Averaging nearly 19 goals per game this season, the Lions mustered only one in the first 24 minutes. But there was no time for doubt. Instead, the Lions were urged to...

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