After defeating Austin Westlake in the state semifinals, Anthony Ghobriel and Highland Park fell to ESD in the championship game on Sunday in McKinney. (Photos by Chris McGathey)
ESD broke a fourth-quarter tie and surged past Highland Park 9-6 in the Texas High School Lacrosse League state championship game on Sunday in McKinney.
Drew Scott scored twice to lead the Scots, including a tally with 4:02 remaining to pull HP within 7-6, but the Scots didn’t score again. John Beecherl added a goal and an assist for HP.
The loss snapped a season-long seven-game winning streak for the Scots (14-5), who have not won a THSLL Division I crown since 2015. That four-year drought is the longest in program history.
The Eagles (19-3) avenged an 11-9 loss to HP during the regular season. Jack Loftus and Drew Wasserman posted three goals apiece for ESD.
The Scots reached the championship game with a 12-10 victory over Austin Westlake in Saturday’s semifinals. Makay Hansen scored four goals for HP, while Thomas Mencke added three and Scott had two.