The Woodstock boys lacrosse team has a difficult task ahead if it wants to advance in the Division I state tournament. The Wasps face No. 1 seed Essex on the road Saturday at 2 p.m.
Essex (14-2) has not lost a match to a Vermont opponent this year. The teams haven’t played each other this season.
The No. 8-seeded Wasps easily handled Rutland in the first round, 13-5, while Essex had a bye in the first round.