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Jun 11, 2015 8:19 PM

Bishop Guertin wins girls lacrosse championship game, Exeter falls just short playing in memory of 2


PORTSMOUTH - The game ended in tears for both teams.

The Bishop Guertin girls, overwhelmed after winning the championship their first year in Division 1.

Their opponents, the Exeter Blue Hawks upset after an emotional year were they lost two members of their family.

Last May, their assistant coach - and father to two players - Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell was killed in the line of duty.

In September, senior goalie Emma Jacobs died in a car accident.

The team wears armbands with Arkell's badge number 87, and Jacobs' jersey number 40.

This was the first time the team had made it to the championship.

It was a tough game, both teams playing their hearts out until the end.

They went back and forth scoring, and it was tied for much of the game.

The Cardinals took the lead mid-way through the second half and kept it. They won 13-9.

Exeter players said they're grateful for the support they've received from the community after the deaths of Arkell and Jacobs.


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