A deep playoff run by the Kenwood girls lacrosse team ended abruptly for the Bluebirds in the Class 3A North Region semifinals.
After opening the playoffs with lopsided wins over Aberdeen and Patapsco, third-seeded Kenwood was dropped from the playoffs by top-seeded C. Milton Wright 22-3 on Monday.
The Mustangs advanced to face Franklin in the regional championship game. The Bluebirds went home with a 7-5 record after starting the season 1-3.
Kenwood defeated Aberdeen in the first round on 14-3, then knocked off second-seeded Patapsco 16-4 on Friday.
Against Aberdeen, the Bluebirds rushed out to a 12-0 halftime lead.
Susannah Kontyko scored six goals, while Jamya Piotrowski scored three goals and Allyssa Greaver scored two.
Against Patapsco, the Bluebirds were leading 6-4 early in the second half, then finished the game with a 10-0 run.
“We weren’t playing well, and that bothered me more than the game being close,” Bluebird coach Kelly Stowell said.
Kontyko scored 11 goals as Kenwood pulled away from the Patriots.
Chesapeake, seeded third in the Class 1A North region, lost at second-seeded Sparrows Point on Monday 19-1 in the regional semifinals.
Both teams had byes in the first two rounds.
Eastern Tech, seeded third in the Class 2A North region, also had bye in the first two rounds. The Mavericks were to play at second-seeded Gwynn Park on Tuesday after The Avenue went to press.
A win would send Eastern Tech to top-seeded Hereford on Wednesday.
None of the local teams survived their first playoff game.
Chesapeake, seeded third in Class 2A North Section I, lost at No. 2 Loch Raven on Friday 20-5.
Eastern Tech, seeded fourth in Class 2A North Section I, lost at top-seeded Hereford 21-3 on Friday.
Kenwood, the top seed in Class 3A North Region Section II, lost to fifth-seeded Bel Air 17-5 on Friday.