The Kentucky Country Day girls’ lacrosse team will begin defense of its state title when it hosts Oldham County Saturday at noon in a state tournament quarterfinal.
KCD has won three of the past five state championships, including a 12-7 victory over Sacred Heart in last year’s final.
Saturday’s other girls’ quarterfinals will match Ballard at Sacred Heart at 3 p.m., Christian Academy at North Oldham at 11 a.m. and Assumption at Collegiate at 1 p.m.
Tuesday’s semifinals (5:30 and 7 p.m.) and Thursday’s final will be played at Sacred Heart.
The boys’ state tournament will start Monday. St. Xavier, which has won five straight state titles, will host South Oldham at 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s semifinals (6 and 8 p.m.) and Friday’s final (7 p.m.) will be played at St. X.
The state tournament schedules:
* Saturday: Ballard at Sacred Heart, 3 p.m.; Christian Academy at North Oldham, 11 a.m.; Oldham County at Kentucky Country Day, noon; Assumption at Collegiate, 1 p.m.
* Tuesday (at Sacred Heart): Sacred Heart-Ballard winner vs. North Oldham-Christian Academy winner, 5:30 p.m.; Kentucky Country Day-Oldham County winner vs. Collegiate-Assumption winner, 7 p.m.
* Thursday (at Sacred Heart): Championship, 7 p.m.
* Monday: South Oldham at St. Xavier, 7 p.m.; Ballard at Christian Academy, 7 p.m.; Kentucky Country Day at Trinity, 7 p.m.; Collegiate at North Oldham, 6 p.m.
* Wednesday (at St. Xavier): St. Xavier-South Oldham winner vs. Christian Academy-Ballard winner, 6 p.m.; Trinity-Kentucky Country Day winner vs. North Oldham-Collegiate winner, 8 p.m.
* Friday (at St. Xavier): Championship, 7 p.m.