Prep lacrosse: Verona beats Waunakee in overtime to win Division 1 boys state title

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Jack Cioci scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give Verona a 7-6 victory over Waunakee in the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation Division 1 boys state championship game Saturday night at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


The teams were tied 6-6 at the end of regulation. Verona’s Kenny Keyes tied the game with 1:05 left in the fourth quarter.


With 10:12 to play, Mark Herzberg scored to give Waunakee a 5-4 lead. But Verona’s Jake Taylor scored just 30 seconds later to tie it, and Mitch Cords added a goal with 7:10 to play to give Waunakee a 6-5 lead.


Verona took a 2-1 lead after one quarter, and Alexander Kramer scored in the final minute of the first half to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead at the break.


Waunakee then outscored Verona 3-1 in the third quarter to tie the score, 4-4, entering the fourth quarter.


Division 2 boys: Waukesha Catholic Memorial took a 19-8 victory over top-seeded Stoughton in the championship match.


Girls: Undefeated Hartland Arrowhead beat Verona, 5-4, in the championship match.


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