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Hornets Sting Seneca Ending Playoff Run


The Seneca Valley boy lacrosse was hoping that lightning would strike twice as they travelled up Route 27 to face their arch-nemesis the Swarmin’ Hornets of Damascus on Friday night. Seneca was coming off a thrilling last-second victory over Watkins Mill and were hoping there was still some magic left in their sticks.


However, the 9-3 Damascus team had other plans and defeated Seneca Valley 17-6, eliminating them from the playoffs and ending their season. A season that showed vast improvement this year under first-year head coach Jeremy Benson. Last year, the Screaming Eagles managed just one win all season. The Seneca boys LAX team would finish 6-8 including a playoff victory, something that has not happened since the 2012 team beat Wheaton in the first round of the playoffs.

Damascus got going early scoring six goals in the first quarter, while the Eagles continued to search for the first goal in the game. Seneca Valley has struggled to put ball in the back of the net against the Swarmin’ Hornets defense. Scoring just four goals in the previous four meetings stretching back to 2012. Damascus lead 6-0 at the end of the first.