BOSTON — As the defending Division 1 state champion, the Lincoln-Sudbury boys lacrosse team had a target on its back all season.

Every in-state team the Warriors played wanted to take them down, hoping for the satisfaction of knocking off the top dog.

But an experienced L-S squad — motivated to repeat as champs ever since winning it all last season for the first time in 21 years — simply wouldn’t let that happen, with the Warriors only two regular season losses coming to powerhouses Manhasset, N.Y., and Summit, N.J. And once the postseason rolled around, L-S continued to maintain its season-long focus, plowing its way through the North section to return to the state championship game.

The Warriors cruised past Duxbury last season, but had a much more difficult time against BC High Saturday afternoon. The Eagles defense did all it could to slow down a potent L-S offense, but the Warriors were still able to use a full team effort to knock off the South champions 10-8 at Boston University and capture their second straight state crown.

[Source: The Metrowest Daily News]