Sterling, VA (June 7, 2016) – The Hanover Hawks visited the Dominion Titans with the winner advancing to the 4A State championship game. Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a gallery of 111 images.
The Titans jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, and it looked like this was going to be a blowout. But anyone who watches lacrosse knows how quickly things can change, especially with such high stakes. Methodically, the Hawks cut the lead to two goals as the first period ended and then completely wiped it out early in the second.
Dominion then went on a five-goal surge of their own before Hanover narrowed the lead again to 10-7 at halftime. While the Hawks never gave up, the home-standing Titans pretty much controlled the second half eventually winning 19-11 and securing their place in the championship match. As the final horn sounded, students and players mobbed each other on the field as another chapter in this brilliant season concluded.
Final Score: Dominion 19 - Hanover 11