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Northwest LAX Playoff Runs End With Urbana

Both the Northwest boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams ended their seasons with playoff losses to Urbana High School on Saturday.

The Lady Jags fell to Urbana 15-8 at Northwest on Saturday afternoon. The Northwest girls had earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs, thanks to posting an 8-4 record during the regular season. However, they were not strong enough to overcome an early lead posted by the Urbana Hawks. Urbana came into the game with a 7-7 regular season record and entered the game with Northwest after a 14-6 victory over Clarksburg on Wednesday, May 11.

Urbana will face Quince Orchard for the 4A West Semi-Final on Monday, May 16.

The Lady Jags eight regular-season wins are the most wins during the regular season that a Northwest girls’ team has posted in at least six seasons dating back to 2010. The Lady Jags were led this year by a core of five seniors including, Kelly Miller, Katie Palmiere, Megan Lynch, Brooke Wallmark, and Madeline Gerardi.

Later on Saturday, the Northwest boys’ lacrosse team traveled to Urbana to take on the 8-5 Hawks. The Jags lost 4-19. Urbana was the top seed in the bracket coming into playoffs with a regular season record of 8-5, which earned them the first-round bye. The Jags were coming off an 11-10 victory over Gaithersburg in the first round.