Shore Conference Lacrosse Championships Postponed
The boys and girls Shore Conference Tournament lacrosse championship games originally scheduled to be played on Monday evening have been postponed due to the weather forecast.
Potentially severe thunderstorms accompanied by locally heavy rainfall are expected to make their way through Monmouth County this afternoon and into the evening and with the game's to be played at Monmouth University and Tuesday's forecast looking clear, the decision was made to hold off on playing both title games.
The SCT finals will now be played on Tuesday, May 16, at Monmouth University's Hesse Field. At 4 p.m., Rumson-Fair Haven will take on Trinity Hall in the girls championship game. At 6 p.m., the RFH boys will square off with Wall for the SCT crown.
The Rumson girls will be trying to win their ninth consecutive Shore Conference Tournment championship and add to their record haul that already includes nine SCT titles. Trinity Hall is a program on the rise and will be making its second straight appearance in the title game. Last season, RFH won its eighth straight crown with an 8-6 win over the Monarchs. Trinity Hall enters the final after an epic 12-11 victory over Manasquan in the semifinals in which the Monarchs, playing up a player because of a fourth card on Manasquan, scored six straight man-up goals in the final 5:57 to stun the Warriors. Peyton McGuire's buzzer-beating goal completed the incredible comeback.
In the boys final, Rumson is the defending champion and will look to win its eighth SCT championship. Their seven titles are already the most in Shore Conference history. The Bulldogs ride into the final as the top seed and the defending champion. They will be making their 13th SCT final appearance in 17 years of the tournament. Wall will be playing in its first SCT final after a historic 7-3 victory over archrival Manasuquan in the semifinals. The Crimson Knights squared off agianst Rumson in last season's SCT semifinals and in the NSIAA South Group 2 final with RFH winning both times.