Season ends for Champlin Park at state girls lacrosse

Champlin Park's Katie Elder (back) and Marjie McNamara (front) chase down Armstrong's Kelsie Ostdiek on Thursday. The Rebels lost by a goal to the Falcons, 10-9, in the state consolation semifinals. (Sun Post staff photo by Matthew Davis)

Champlin Park’s Katie Elder (back) and Marjie McNamara (front) chase down Armstrong’s Kelsie Ostdiek on Thursday. The Rebels lost by a goal to the Falcons, 10-9, in the state consolation semifinals. (Sun Post staff photo by Matthew Davis)

Prior to Tuesday’s quarterfinal loss, only one team had beaten Champlin Park all season – Armstrong.

In a rematch between Northwest Suburban Conference titans, the Champlin Park Rebels fell short against the Armstrong Falcons on Thursday in a 10-9 loss. Ironically, the Rebels lost by the same score to NWSC champs back in April.

Marjie McNamara had the momentum going for the Navy and Silver in Thursday’s consolation semifinal with a couple first half goals. Maddy Scheinost, Delaney Everett, Katie Elder and Hanna Crymble all scored to help the Rebels to a 6-4 lead late in the first half.

It all evaporated in the final minutes, and the pendulum kept swinging in Armstrong’s favor early in the second half. Champlin Park gave up five unanswered goals in that stretch to fall behind 9-6.

Scheinost and Crymble both scored goals in the final five minutes of the game, but the Falcons kept attacking and held on for the win. Kelsey Spoden finished with four saves in goal for the Rebels.

Champlin Park’s season ended with loss at 13-3 overall for the season. They took second in the NWSC and won the Section 7 title along with their second-straight state tournament appearance.

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

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