The Saint Ignatius lacrosse team ran into an inspired North Canton Hoover club and was defeated by the Vikings, 8-6, in a regional-semifinal matchup on Wasmer Field Wednesday night.
Hoover, which for the past four years has had difficulty trying to solve the Wildcats' attack, avenged an 8-7 regular-season setback to the 'Cats.
Saint Ignatius led, 4-3, at halftime and the score was knotted at 4-4 entering the final 12 minutes. The Vikings took control in the fourth quarter and held a 7-4 advantage with just over five minutes remaining.
The 'Cats responded with a goal from senior Brendan Durkin, but Hoover answered with Tom Curran's second goal of the night.