Eastern York will be the only York-Adams League team to compete in the 2017 PIAA boys’ lacrosse playoffs.
The 12th-seeded Golden Knights had already punched their ticket to the state tournament, but they put an exclamation point on their strong District 3 Class 2-A performance with a 14-5 pounding of 10th-seeded Lower Dauphin on Thursday in the third-place game at Cumberland Valley.
Eastern York (13-8) will enter state play as the No. 3 seed from District 3. Lower Dauphin fell to 11-9.
The Knights will take on the District 12 (Philadelphia) champion in a first-round state game on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Central York and York Catholic, however, were not as successful as Eastern on Thursday. They both fell in consolation games with state berths on the line.
No. 3 seed Central dropped its District 3 3-A third-place game to No. 4 seed Cumberland Valley, 16-8. The York-Adams League champion Panthers finished at 17-3. Cumberland Valley improved to 18-4. It was the second time this season that CV beat Central.
In 2-A, York Catholic lost to Trinity 17-12 in the fifth-place match. No. 2 seed York Catholic finished at 15-5. No. 4 seed Trinity improved to 15-6. York Catholic led 7-6 at halftime, but couldn’t hold on.