A-Class Upstarts Challenge the Sweet Sixteen
Three upsets in the A-Class playoff bracket put the #18, #20, and #28 teams in the Sweet Sixteen. The B-Class playoff bracket encountered only a single upset where a #18 seed made it to the second round.
In the A-Class bracket, #18 seeded Hinsdale Central defeated #15 seeded Glenbrook South by four goals. This upset wasn't a total surprise, however, because both teams had power ratings within a goal of each other. The real surprises, however, were a #20 Schaumburg defeat of #13 OPRF and #28 Stevenson edging out #9 Neuqua Valley. Stevenson must have conjured up some of the storied tradition of it's successful lacrosse program to push Neuqua Valley out of the tournament.
In the B-Class bracket, however, almost all the higher seeds won their first round games. The Sweet Sixteen only contains one upset team, #18 Minooka who beat #15 Lemont in a one-goal win.
Now the games start getting interesting!