Kilbourne advanced in the OHSAA Tournament with a 13-8 win over the Pickerington Central Tigers.
Kilbourne hosted the OHSAA Tournament game at WKHS and got off to a hot start. The Wolves staked a 7-1 lead in the first quarter with 5 different players netting a goal in the stanza ( Dougherty, Abahazie, Schupp, Scott and Korn).
The Wolves scoring slowed down dramatically in the 2nd quarter with only two goals to lead the Tigers 9-1 at halftime.
Credit to the Pickerington who competed and fought hard despite getting down early. Pickerington Central goal tender Luke Arnold deserves recognition for making a number of saves to keep the Tigers within striking distance.
The Wolves extended the lead to 11-3 at the end of the 3rd quarter on a goal in the final second of the period. The play also drew a delayed penalty so the Wolves started the 4th quarter on man-up and netted a pretty EMO play with tic-tac-toe passing and finished with a goal by Reed Williamson.
In the 4th quarter, Pickerington kept firing, playing hard and took advantage of some unsettled plays and turnovers. Pickerington closed the margin to a final score of 13-8.
Tip of the hat to Wolves' faceoff man Harrison Kline who unofficially broke the WKHS record for most faceoff attempts in a career.
The Wolves are the #2 seed in Region 3 in the OHSAA Tournament. Kilbourne will play next this Friday night against the winner of the New Albany/Xenia game.
It's May lacrosse so it's win or go home.