Three weeks after losing a close game to Langley, Lake Braddock again dueled the Saxons in Virginia's Northern District tournament Division I lacrosse final yesterday at Braddock's Lewis Stadium.
This time, Lake Braddock won, 6-4, in a driving rain in front of about 400 fans.
The top-seeded Bruins will face W.T. Woodson in Wednesday's Virginia state quarterfinals at West Springfield.
Down by 3-1 at halftime, Langley scored twice in the fourth quarter but Lake Braddock responded with a goal at 7:36 from attack Jay McGuire. It was 4-3 after Langley's Matt Anderson netted his second goal of the game at 6:02.
The next goal came when the Bruins' Sam Ro scored on an extra-man opportunity for a 5-3 edge. With three minutes left to play, Saxons attack Jim Aggar netted an unassisted goal for 5-4 and Lake Braddock added an insurance goal when midfielder John Gumbert scored unassisted with 14 seconds left.
Division II: Fairfax scored just 21 seconds into the game and the Rebels went on to defeat W.T. Woodson, 11-7, in the final at Oakton.
After jumping out to a 4-1 first-quarter lead, Fairfax (10-3) outscored the top-seeded Cavaliers by 6-2 during the second and third periods and led, 10-3, entering the fourth.