After getting delayed, No. 1 Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse beats No. 2 Columbine

Mountain Vista Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse

(Daniel Deschane/

The first attempt didn't go all that well, but in the end Class 5A No. 1 Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse solidified its spot as the top team in the state with a 8-4 win over No. 2 Columbine.

The Raiders had taken a 2-0 lead over the Rebels on Wednesday, but weather forced the majority of the game to be pushed back to Thursday. When play resumed, the Raiders (13-1) overall maintained that 2-0 lead with 8:39 left in the first quarter.

Jake Taylor quickly added to the lead, making it a 3-0 game. Columbine finally got on the scoreboard, but Regis got one right back with Anders Erickson finding the back of the net.

Reed Babcock and Erickson both scored goals in the second quarter to put the Raiders up 6-2 half.

The scoring slowed for Regis in the second half, but the necessary damage had already been done. Taylor scored his second goal of the game in the third and Patrick Poe added one more in the fourth quarter.

The win over Columbine is the 10th-straight win for the Raiders, who haven't lost since a spring break trip to California where they fell 15-8 to Torrey Pines.

They'll conclude their regular season Friday when they travel to Denver South. Playoff seeding will be done this weekend, but as of Friday morning, Regis was sitting at No. 1 in the 5A RPI ratings.

The Raiders fell to Cherry Creek in last year's state title game. They last won the championship in 2016 with a 11-6 win over Arapahoe.