Junior Jake Hargrove scored twice in the second quarter and sophomore Scott Baird added a goal as Athens Drive lacrosse grabbed a 3-2 lead by halftime, putting Chapel Hill behind for the first time in the playoffs. Daniel Hughey scored twice in the third quarter to help finish off the Tigers.
Hughey’s second goal put Athens Drive up 5-2 with 6:47 left in the third. Chase Jenkins scored in transition off a long pass from defenseman Cam Davis to push the lead to 6-2 with 4:04 left in the third quarter.
Athens Drive switched gears in the final quarter, drawing three stall warnings from the officials. The team still managed to outshoot the Tigers 8-4 in the final 12 minutes.
Chapel Hill’s Tim Duffy scored an extra-man goal to cut Athens Drive’s lead to 6-3 with 32 seconds to go in the third quarter.
Voelkel’s second goal, which came with 1:47 remaining in the game, was too late to pose much of a challenge to an Athens Drive team that ran the clock effectively.