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BULLETIN: May 9, 2019 — Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 10, Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 6

BOCA RATON, Fla — Chris Robinson has found success wherever he has gone as a girls’ high-school lacrosse coach.

After his resignation at Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.) and subsequent move to Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.), it took five seasons for his team to find the form that not only got the Eagles to win the IAAM Class A final, but also spun a streak that would reach 198 games after he left to go to Florida to coach.

Once in Florida, it’s taken Robinson just one season to find lightning in a bottle. His new team, Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) won its way into Saturday’s state final in Class 1A of the Florida High School Athletic Association, and did so against an uncommonly good opponent.

That opponent, Delray American Heritage (Fla.), was the defending state champion. In addition, Heritage has on its roster a junior named Caitlyn Wurzburger who, as a sophomore, amassed more career assists than anyone in the history of scholastic girls’ lacrosse. This year, she broke the record for career combined goals and assists.

But Robinson managed to motivate his team to play a good lockdown defense on Wurzburger, limiting her touches and chances in beating American Heritage 10-6 in a rematch of last year’s title match.

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