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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 6/8

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament action is scheduled to continue Tuesday, weather permitting.

Crestwood makes its second boys lacrosse state semifinal appearance and looks to become the first District 2 lacrosse team to reach a state final when it plays District 11 champion Allentown Central Catholic in a Class 2A game scheduled for 5 p.m. at Emmaus.

The Wyoming Valley Conference and District 2 champion Comets are 18-2.

One of their two losses came against Emmaus, the District 11 Class 3A champion, which is responsible for handing Allentown Central Catholic its only loss.

Emmaus beat the Vikings, 8-7, and the Comets, 14-2.

Crestwood ranks in the top 10 in the state in all-time lacrosse tournament wins, going 6-4.

Allentown Central Catholic has five state wins, but is the first District 11 team to make it to the semifinals. It has outscored opponents, 275-79, including 35-7 in the state tournament and 128-35 in its current, eight-game winning streak.

Bishop Shanahan and Mars are playing in the other semifinal. Bishop Shanahan won the 2018 and 2019 state titles. There was not a tournament in 2020 because of the pandemic.

Tuesday’s winners meet Saturday at 2:30 at West Chester East High School’s Harold Zimmerman Stadium to decide the title.

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