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Prep laxmen advance to third consecutive state final

Jake Vana, left, and Lucas Verrier celebrate a St. John’s Prep goal. Photo by spenser file

WESTON — The No. 1 St. John’s Prep lacrosse team (21-2) is heading to the Division 1 championship game for the third straight year after defeating a talented No. 5 Hingham squad 14-3 Tuesday.

The Eagles came in fully focused, showing right away as Prep scored within 48 seconds on a goal from Harlan Graber. On the Jimmy Ayers-assisted tally, the pressure was on.

Once Prep got the lead, it didn’t look back for a split second. The Eagles took a commanding 5-1 lead into the second quarter.

The quality and depth of Prep was on full display as John Pynchon’s team controlled the pace, tacking on three more by the break to lead 8-1.

If opponents think they only have to worry about the Eagles’ attackmen, well, they have another thing coming.

Everyone’s dangerous, including long pole defender Jack Weissenburger who not only defends with the best of them, but outruns his opponents with ease. He tucked one to make it 11-3 in the third quarter.

Will Sawyer scored his fourth goal of the game in the fourth to give the Blue and White a 14-3 advantage. After the goal, Prep pulled its starters, including senior goalie Gavin Komitsky who finished the game with six saves.

Prep takes on BC High Saturday (TBD).