Sam Lindahl of Tartan almost stole the show.
Lindahl and Wayzata's Amar Batra, two top-10 scorers in Minnesota boys' lacrosse, shined in Wednesday's state quarterfinal. Ultimately, Batra and the Trojans prevailed 9-8 in the game at Minnetonka High School.
Batra, a 61-goal scorer, netted the game's first two as Wayzata (10-7) built a 9-2 lead.
"I think he's the best player in the state," Trojans coach Chad Herr said.
But Lindahl, who has 58 goals, made his own case. His hat trick sparked Tartan's six-goal rally.
"Sam put a little bit extra on himself today, which is what he does," Titans coach Rick Dickinson said.
Tartan (15-2) appeared to score a goal before halftime but it was waved off.
Lakeville North 14, Eagan 11: No conference spoiler here. Top-seeded Lakeville North (15-2) used a big third period and ball control late to hold off its South Suburban Conference rival. Jack Thomas, Luke Spanier, Alec Jensen and Calvin Dahl reeled off four unanswered goals push the lead to 10-4 in the third.
"We looked to really reset things," Panthers coach Jeff Wright said.
Eagan (9-8), which lost to the Panthers 17-4 during the regular season, reset in the fourth quarter with scores by Brandon Wuertz (two), Cole Powell, Andrew Chvatal and Aaron Propson.
"It was a great thing on our part," Wildcats coach Bob Felter said of his team's effort.