May 19, 2012
Green Hope took complete command after halftime and rolled past Charlotte Catholic 17-6 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's third annual state women's lacrosse championship Saturday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park.
The game was close at intermission with the Falcons leading 9-4, but Green Hope dominated in the second half and shut out Catholic to earn the victory.
The Falcons completed a perfect 20-0 season while Catholic wound up 19-2, with both losses to Green Hope. The Cougars had lost to Green Hope 9-8 in a regular season encounter.
Midfielder Maggie Auslander, who has been one of Green Hope's leaders all year long, was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship.
The lacrosse state championships are currently conducted as an "open" tournament, with all classifications competing for a single crown. Charlotte Catholic and Apex won the two previous NCHSAA women's lacrosse finals.
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