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News-Herald girls lacrosse Top of the Crop for April 18

Apr. 18—TOP OF THE CROP

Girls lacrosse

1: (1) Chagrin Falls (5-2)

2: (2) Chardon (4-3)

3: (3) Kenston (5-4)

4: (4) Lake Catholic (3-4)

5: (5) Riverside (5-2)

Watch list: Beaumont (2-4), Gilmour (3-2), Hawken (2-4)

Crop comments: Chagrin Falls found its stride and has won three of their last four, with the loss to a talented Walsh Jesuit squad. The Tigers beat Jackson (9-8) in double overtime, and now have contests against Chardon, Magnificat and Rocky River. ... Chardon responded from a close loss to Hathaway Brown with strong offensive showings against Cardinal Mooney and Kenston. The Hilltoppers travel to undefeated WRA before the showdown with Chagrin Falls and a WRC contest against Riverside. ... Kenston's strong offense had an up-and-down week with losses to Chagrin Falls and Chardon. In the latter, the Bombers were held to one goal in the first half, and a 16-goal showing against Hoban. Contests against Beaumont and Hawken, two strong defenses, will challenge the Bombers again. ... Lake Catholic braved the elements for a rivalry win against NDCL and followed it with a victory at Conneaut and a close loss to a strong Wooster team. Away games continue with contests at Walsh and Mentor on tap. ... Riverside held on for a victory over Mentor (10-9) and a win over Kent Roosevelt (13-3). A young Beavers team still has its two WRC foes to face this season and is starting to find confidence in its shots.