A championship game that featured two of the most accomplished teams in metro area prep lacrosse history lived up to its billing Saturday, with Rockhurst squeaking by the Lancers 10-9 to take the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City title.
The championship game, which was moved from Friday to Saturday on account of weather, came down to the final minutes, with the Lancers fighting their way back from a 9 to 5 deficit late in the third quarter to tie the game with six minutes to play on goals from Milton Braasch and William Larson along with two from Matthew McGannon.
But Rockhurst’s Matthew Schrader launched a shot from about seven yards out with 4:10 to play that found the back of the net, giving Rockhurst a 10-9 lead. The Lancers couldn’t answer in the following minutes, and had to settle for second place this season.
Rockhurst won its first — and until Saturday only — LAKC championship in 2014. The Lancers won the first ever LAKC title in 2012 and repeated in 2013. They took the title for a third time last year.