Highlight Reel: Girls & Boys Lacrosse Finals

June 6, 2015

By John Johnson
MHSAA communications director

The boys and girls lacrosse seasons came to a close Saturday with four MHSAA Finals. 

Below are video highlights from each from MHSAA.tv broadcasts.

Division 1 Girls: Rockford 10, Bloomfield Hills Marian 9

Fisher Knocking On The Door Bloomfield Hills Marian gets on the board first on a pretty pass to Claire Fisher who is camped out on the doorstep of the goal. Rockford would eventually prevail in this Division 1 championship game, 10-9. 

Rams Rip Off Eight Straight Rockford responded to the first Marian goal with eight in a row. Here's the last goal in the bunch, when Alex Vandermolen takes the feed straight to the net.

Mustangs Bounce Back Bloomfield Hills Marian ended the Rockford run with three goals of its own later in the half. Michaella Renaud goes up high to score.

Vandermolen All The Way Off The Draw Bloomfield Hills Marian battled back to within two goals at 9-7, then Rockford's Alex Vandermolen won the ensuing draw and took it all the way in for a goal which proved to be the game winner.

Katie Comes Up Huge We don't often show goalie saves, but here's a big one late in the game by Rockford's Katie Elwell. Elwell stoned Bloomfield Hills Marian's Caroline Forester on a restart to preserve a two-goal lead. 

Forester Bounces Back Caroline Forester got another chance on a restart a couple of minutes later to score for Marian. It would be the last goal of the game.

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Boys Division 1: Birmingham Brother Rice 16, Detroit Catholic Central 6

Rocco Rolls Detroit Catholic Central scored first against Birmingham Brother Rice in the Division 1 title game when Rocco Mularoni wheels from the back of the net to score.

Lockwood On The Run John Lockwood scoops up a long clearing pass in front of the bench and motors to the goal for Birmingham Brother Rice. Lockwood's goal was part of a six-goal run for the Warriors in the first quarter.

Baker Ends The Run Justin Baker of Detroit Catholic Central ended an eight-goal run by Brother Rice early in the second quarter with this tally. 

Pickens In Transition Late in the first half, Brother Rice got a pair of quick goals to expand its lead. The first came in transition when Scott Pickens is left free to shoot and score.

Macko Makes It Here's the second goal for Brother Rice in the closing moments of the Division 1 Final against Detroit Catholic Central. Morgan Macko takes the pass and blasts it into the upper corner of the net.

First Third Period Goal For Rice Brother Rice works the transition game to perfection off the Catholic Central shot, working the ball downfield quickly for another Morgan Macko goal. 

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Girls Division 2: East Grand Rapids 19, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 6

Elder Statement Liza Elder of East Grand Rapids makes it look easy for her team's first goal of the game, taking a restart pass and scoring. 

Cranbrook Ties It Up Cranbrook Kingswood ties the game with East Grand Rapids at 2-2, with Ari Vespa taking the pass and driving to the goal.

Duca's Double Lindsay Duca of East Grand Rapids scores her second goal of the game for the Pioneers late in the first half against Cranbrook Kingswood. It proved to be the game winner in East's 19-6 Division 2 title game victory. 

Scane Scores Cranbrook Kingswood gets off to a nice start in the second half, winning the opening draw with Isabella Scane scoring on a nice pass from Grace Giampetroni. 

Lexie Hits The Shot Lexie Duca circles around the goal and scores in the second half for East Grand Rapids against Cranbrook Kingswood. 

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Boys Division 2: Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 10, Okemos 9

Sherman Ties The Game Okemos ties the game late in the first quarter at 2-2 when Bennett Sherman slices through the defense of Cranbrook Kingswood for a goal. 

Aikens Boosts The Halftime Lead Cranbrook Kingswood gets a late first half goal from Greg Aikens to take a 5-2 lead at halftime over Okemos.

Chiefs Force The Turnover - Tie The Game Okemos tied the game with 80 seconds to go after forcing a Cranbrook Kingswood turnover. In transition, Monty Frankfort gets the ball to Charlie Ciuk, who scored.

Johnny On The Spot For The Win! Like something out of the movie “Hoosiers,” Johnny Wagner of Cranbrook Kingswood runs the clock down before moving in to score the game-winning goal against Okemos with 10 seconds to go.

Last Chance For Chiefs Okemos had one last chance with 7 seconds to go, but the shot went wide and Cranbrook Kingswood held on.

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Today in the MHSAA: 5/13/24

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

May 13, 2024

1. TRACK & FIELD Zeeland East’s girls – ranked No. 5 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – won their seventh straight Ottawa-Kent Conference Green championship meet title, and LPD1 No. 3 Zeeland West won on the boys side – Holland Sentinel Girls | Boys | Athletic.net

2. TRACK & FIELD The LPD1 No. 4 Traverse City West girls extended their Big North Conference championship meet streak to three, while Central’s boys ended West’s three-year title run – Traverse City Record-Eagle | Athletic.net

3. BASEBALL Division 1 top-ranked Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice shut out Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 3-0 in the Catholic High School League Bishop championship game – Oakland Press

4. BOYS LACROSSE Temperance Bedford clinched a share of its first Southeastern Conference Red title in this sport with a 16-6 win over Ann Arbor Huron – Monroe News

5. TRACK & FIELD The Corunna boys and Owosso girls repeated as Flint Metro League Stars meet champions, and the Linden girls and Fenton boys won in the Stripes – Owosso Argus-Press | Athletic.net

6. TRACK & FIELD Sturgis swept Wolverine Conference championship meet wins – Sturgis Journal | Athletic.net

7. TRACK & FIELD The Freeland girls and Saginaw Heritage boys won Korf/Schultz Saginaw County Invitational team titles – Saginaw News | Athletic.net

8. TRACK & FIELD Bay City Western swept Bay County championships, the boys for the 15th-straight season and the girls for the fifth consecutive – Bay City Times | Athletic.net

9. GIRLS LACROSSE Novi defeated Flint Powers Catholic 16-6 as the Wildcats’ Ally Katinas scored her 100th goal this season and 200th of her career – Oakland Press

10. TRACK & FIELD The LPD2 No. 5 Hudsonville Unity Christian girls and No. 2 Hamilton boys won O-K Blue meet titles, while the LPD1 top-ranked East Kentwood girls and No. 2 Rockford boys won in the O-K Red – Holland Sentinel | Athletic.net Blue | Athletic.net Red

Also of note …

TRACK & FIELD Northville swept the Kensington Lakes Activities Association championship meet titles – Livingston Daily Press & Argus | Athletic.net

TRACK & FIELD The Hart girls and North Muskegon boys won West Michigan Conference Rivers championship meets – Ludington Daily News | Athletic.net

TRACK & FIELD The Ludington girls and LPD2 No. 7  Whitehall boys won in the WMC Lakes – Ludington Daily News | Athletic.net