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Boys lacrosse: Irish completes tough stretch

The Rosemount boys lacrosse team finally got a chance to catch its breath last weekend after forging through one of the toughest stretches of games any team in the state has faced this season.

The Irish squared off against second-ranked Eastview, fourth-ranked Eagan, a 7-3 Apple Valley team and a 6-2 Lakeville North club over the first 11 days of May and came away with a record of 2-2. They now carry an overall mark of 7-3 and are still ranked seventh in the state heading into their final three games of the regular season this week.

After falling 15-8 at home to Eagan last Tuesday, the Irish got back in the win column by rallying past Lakeville North 11-10 Friday night at Irish Stadium. The Panthers led 8-6 before being outscored by the home team 5-2 in the final quarter.

Conner Yepsen led the Irish with six goals and an assist. Matt Weller added a hat trick and two assists and Carter Yepsen had a goal and two assists.

Trent Woodcock chipped in a goal and an assist.

Chase Olson stopped seven Panther shots to pick up the win in goal.

Eagan built a 7-5 halftime lead last Tuesday, and then shut out the Irish 3-0 in the third quarter to pull away.

Conner and Carter Yepsen each had a hat trick for the Irish. Carter Yepsen added four assists. Single goals were scored by Woodcock and Jake Mortenson.

Olson stopped 13 of 28 Eagan shots on goal.

The Irish travel to Bloomington Kennedy tonight and close out the regular season tomorrow at Rochester Mayo.