Wildcats News · WLAX – STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

The Wildcats defeated Weddington 14-8 in the 2021 NCHSAA Open Classification Women’s Lacrosse Championship held on March 27, 2021 at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.

Talia Zuco was named the Championship MVP and led all scorers with 5 goals.
Sophie Halus and Riley Ellis each had hat tricks as East pulled away in the first half
to a 8-3 lead.

Riley Akos won East’s Sportsmanship award in a pre-game ceremony.

At the 15:22 mark in the second half, with East ahead 12-6, the match was delayed a a pair of thunderstorms rolled through the area.
After a two and a half hour delay the teams returned to the pitch to finish.
East netted two more goals before Weddington added its final pair in the waning moments.

photos by Phil Stapleton (VOL1 album link click here)
photos by Phil Stapleton & Kimberly Atkins (VOL 2 album link click here)

A Wildcat double-header in LAX Championships on SAT 3.27.201.
East WLAX on the pitch with East MLAX watching from the stands.


Sportsmanship Awards presented to East Chapel Hill’s Riley Akos and Weddington’s Mia Farley


Levy draws a penalty as she raced across the empty net late in the match


Knockdown – Ellis scores and pays the price


The Championship Is Won!


The Championship Is Won!


The Championship Is Won!


The Championship Is Won!


MVP is announced


2021 NCHSAA Women’s Lacrosse Champions