Have a look at the bracket. Can Carmel repeat?
Don’t sleep on St. Joseph’s. Zionsville-SJ might be the best quarterfinal match up of the tournament. Zionsville defeated St. Joe’s 6-3 way back on April 14th. What has changed for each team since?
We’ve yet to see Cathedral play a full 60 minutes. Their three close poles are the best defensive corp in the state but they’ll need help from the goalie and defensive middies off ball if they want to be successful. The Irish will be very dangerous if they put together a complete effort.
If Carmel is blowing out their competition, will they keep their starters in for the quarter finals and semi finals to rest them for the finals? Not just but keep them injury free? Tough call for a coaching staff trying to prevent injuries but maintain momentum.
That’s assuming Noblesville doesn’t put in an upset bid and flip the whole thing on its head.
Good luck to all teams competing in this tournament. It’s an exciting time for lacrosse in the state of Indiana.