PHOTOS: Three Algonquin teams compete in state final matches

It was a disappointing weekend to be sure, but three Algonquin teams who completed in the state finals this weekend still have much to be proud of. The boys lacrosse, girls, lacrosse, and baseball teams all had championship games this weekend, but all all fell to their opponents.

Girls lacrosse lost to Westwood on Friday night at Worcester’s Foley Stadium by a score of 20-6. Immediately after that game boys lacrosse took on Concord-Carlisle at the same stadium and fell by a score of 13-3. Finally, on Saturday Algonquin baseball lost to Xaverian by a score of 7-1.

But, instead of focusing on those final games, let’s look at what the teams accomplished over the season. Girls lacrosse became the first Central Mass team to ever make it to the state finals. They did it by overcoming a tough rival who had stymied them in the past. Boys lacrosse won back-to-back division championship and reached the state finals for the second year in a row. Baseball barely made it into the postseason – the tenth team of ten in the division – but they battled their way to the top, shocking their opponents along the way.

I’m sure there are more individual and team accomplishments that happened along the way. If you know of any, share them in the comments.

As he has throughout the season, faithful fan Chris Wraight (www.thawkspix.com) attended all the games this weekend, and sent in these fabulous photos. Click to enlarge.

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Chris Wraight
10 years ago

As you say Susan, a huge congratulations to all the teams that made it to their State Final. To be one of two teams, in the entire state, to compete in the final, represents a huge amount of work on the part of the kids, the coaches, and families.

They should be very proud of their accomplishment. Being at the games, it was great to see how they played hard to the end, not giving up until the final whistle/out.

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