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June 24, 2016 — Games of the Year, 2016

The 2016 season had a number of tremendous games with twists, and games which had plenty of storylines.

Here are our Top 10:

10. Eden Prairie (Minn.) 11, Minneapolis Blake School (Minn.) 9
June 18, 2016
MSHSL final
The Blake School had taken a 6-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the state final, but Eden Prairie, mindful of a late win last year against Stillwater (Minn.), did not quit, scoring11 out of the game’s last 14 goals to win its second consecutive state title

9. Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) 11, Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 10
April 24, 2016
Regular-season game
The closest thing you’re ever going to get to a New York Tournament of Champions, the eventual Class A champs managed to get by the defending Class C titlists from Long Island

8. Hingham Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) 11, Westwood (Mass.) 10
April 19, 2016
Regular-season game
This result did not have quite the same gravity as 2013, when Meredith Frank’s Notre Dame team ousted her mother’s Westwood side from the state tournament, but this was the only defeat the Wolverines would suffer the entire season

7. Darien (Conn.) 8, Wilton (Conn.) 6
June 7, 2016
CIAC Class L semifinal
Darien and Wilton have been meeting like this for several years; this time, it was the state semifinal. Wilton, despite coming into the game with a 10-9 record, gave the Blue Wave everything they could handle

6. Oakland Messalonskee (Maine) 7, Massabesic (Maine) 6, OT
Nov. 13, 2015
MPA Class A final
Massabesic had an early 4-0 lead, but Messalonskee chipped away at the lead in the last 12 minutes, leveling the match late. Nathalie St. Pierre would score in the second minute of overtime to win the title for Messalonskee

5. St. John’s Bartram Trail (Fla.) 8, Vero Beach (Fla.) 7, OT
April 30, 2016
FHSAA final
Vero Beach had won the last 10 Florida state championships, and also had a number of good players up and down the lineup. But Bartram Trail had Lauren Tybor, who with her sister Grace are transplants from Leonardtown, Md. Alexis Marcionette had the overtime game-winner in the 53rd minute of play

4. Olney Good Counsel (Md.) 16, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 14
April 2, 2016
Spring Fling
One of smorgasbord of games held during this annual event, the result prevented (temporarily) head coach Kathy Jenkins from surpassing the legendary Angela Tammaro for the most scholastic girls lacrosse coaching wins. It was also the Saints’ only defeat of the season

3. Garden City (N.Y.) 8, Moorestown (N.J.) 7, OT
April 16, 2016
Gains for Brains Showcase
Jenn Medjid scored her second goal of the game late in overtime as the Trojans beat Moorestown. Michaela Bruno had a hat trick for the Trojans

2. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 12, Sykesville Century (Md.) 11, OT
May 2, 2016
Regular-season game
Century had an 11-7 lead with under nine minutes remaining in regulation, but McDonogh scored four straight goals to level the match, leading to Catie May’s goal less than a minute into extra time

1. Summit (N.J.) 11, Ridgewood (N.J.) 10, 2OT
June 11, 2016
NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final
Summit, the Group 3 titlists, had beaten Ridgewood 9-8 earlier this season in a regular-season match. Ridgewood, the Group 4 winners, had a three-goal lead heading into the final 12 minutes, but Summit edged ahead in the 44th minute of play. Ridgewood’s Lillie Kloak tied the game 10-10 with 18 seconds to go, but it was up to Summit’s Callie Humphrey to win the game in the fourth minute of overtime