No team from Central Mass. has won a state championship in lacrosse, but St. John’s was feeling confident about its chances of becoming the first team to do it this year. Unfortunately for the Pioneers, they faced a red-hot Longmeadow squad that was looking for some redemption. Junior Drew Kelleher and sophomore Matthew Demarche each scored three goals to lead the unbeaten Lancers to a 15-6 victory over St. John’s Wednesday night in a Division 2 boys’ lacrosse state semifinal at Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium. Longmeadow (24-0), which last appeared in a state final in 2008 when it defeated Medfield, faces the Warriors here at 7 p.m. Friday. The Pioneers, who went undefeated against CMass foes, finished 19-4. “We wanted to win, we expected to win, but this wasn’t our day,” said St. John’s senior Joshua Freilich, who scored a game-high four goals. “I think their midfielders were just firing on all cylinders, and we really couldn’t slow them down.”
Longmeadow 15, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 6
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013, at Shrewsbury
Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 11:53 p.m.