Rebels suffer first loss in quarterfinals

Nick Bunde (right) consoles Luke Dalman (left) as they walk off the field in defeat. Champlin Park suffered its first boys lacrosse loss of the season in the state quarterfinals on Tuesday. (Photo by Rich Moll - richmollphotography.com)

Nick Bunde (right) consoles Luke Dalman (left) as they walk off the field in defeat. Champlin Park suffered its first boys lacrosse loss of the season in the state quarterfinals on Tuesday. (Photo by Rich Moll – richmollphotography.com)

Champlin Park went unbeaten longer than any boys lacrosse team in the state.

Unfortunately for the Rebels, that first loss came in the state quarterfinals on Tuesday. Wayzata upset the Navy and Silver 5-4 at Chaska High School.

Luke Dalman had two goals for the Rebels, and his second cut a 3-1 Trojans lead to a goal on an assist from Dylan Fettig. Champlin Park otherwise struggled to get shots with only six for the game.

Wayzata had eleven shots on goal in a game ruled by defense. Rebels goalie Bryce Plunkett stopped six of those shots.

Gage Monson scored two second half goals for Champlin Park, including one late in the fourth quarter to cut the Trojan lead to a goal, 5-4. Unlike their previous late-game heroics this season, the Rebels (14-1) could not complete the come back.

Champlin Park will play White Bear Lake in the consolation semifinals at Chaska High School on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Contact Matthew Davis at matthew.davis@ecm-inc.com

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