Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) senior Patrick Murphy (#4, right) tries to dislodge the ball carried by Grafton High School (GHS) junior Tyler Reilly during their Central Mass Division 1 title game June 9. Top-seeded Algonquin played third-seeded Grafton after the ARHS girls lacrosse team defeated Westborough High School to win their title.
As was typical during the season, ARHS fell behind after GHS's Bryan Rotatori scored first. ARHS's Davis Kraft answered a short time later, but ARHS never led until the fourth quarter; the team was down 6-7 at the half.
Algonquin's defense stepped up in the second half and allowed only two goals. On the offensive side, sophomore Mike Wood scored to go ahead 9-8; ARHS tallied two more to win their second Central Mass Division 1 title. ?ARHS's next step was to play Minnechaug Regional High School in the State semi-final June 12 in East Longmeadow.