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St. John's defeats Grafton in overtime to win LAX Division 2 title

By Chris Wraight, Contributing Writer

Members of the St. John's High School boys lacrosse team pose with their Massachusetts Boys Lacrosse Central Division 2 trophy held by co-captains Aidan Fox (#21, right) and Hunter Burdick (#41, left).

Members of the St. John's High School boys lacrosse team pose with their Massachusetts Boys Lacrosse Central Division 2 trophy held by co-captains Aidan Fox (#21, right) and Hunter Burdick (#41, left).

Worcester – The top-seeded St. John's High School Pioneers faced the second-seeded Grafton High School Indians for the Massachusetts Boys Lacrosse Central Division 2 final? June 8 at Commerce Field at General Foley Stadium in Worcester.

The Pioneers got off to a quick start on a goal by Joshua Freilich (assisted by Andrew Smiley).? St. John's led 5-1 after the first period but Grafton roared back to take an 8-6 lead at the end of the first half.

In the third period the two teams battled evenly and the period ended in a 9-9 tie.? The fourth quarter was much of the same and the score was 10-10 at the end of regulation.

The first four minute 'sudden victory’ overtime period saw both teams miss several chances to score until the Pioneers’ Kevin Butler scored with 3:38 remaining to clinch the title for St. John's.

Photos/Chris Wraight

St. John's High School's Hunter Burdick (#41, left) is chased by Grafton High School's Mike Schena (#16, right).

St. John's High School's Hunter Burdick (#41, left) is chased by Grafton High School's Mike Schena (#16, right).

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