It was a day of upsets on the lacrosse field as three Section III champions were crowned at C-NS High School. Liverpool put an end to West Genesee's ten year title run in Class A by knocking off the Wildcats in sudden death overtime. Kyle DeAngelis scored the winning goal in the final seconds of the first overtime session to win it 6-5, avenging a triple overtime loss to West Genesee in the title game last year.
"We just remembered last year losing in triple overtime," said DeAngelis, "and we weren't going to let that happen again."
"Games like this you leave it up to your seniors and leave it up to the guys that got you here," said Head Coach Mike Felice, "this is the group that got us here and they took care of business for us."
The other big upset of the day saw Homer knocking off # 1 ranked Cazenovia to win the Class C Section III Title. Cazenovia opened with three unanswered goals before Homer notched seven straight goals and never looked back. Conner Johnston led the way with 3 goals and an assist, while Beau Riley and Brandon Maxton added two for the championship.The last time Homer won the Section III title was in 1995 when it was a member of Class B.
In Class B it was the Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams winning their forth straight Section III Title by knocking off Carthage 13-7. The third quarter was key for J-D, outscoring Carthage 6-2 en route to yet another Sectional Title.
"I think when you've had the success that we've had in recent years," explains J-D Head Coach Jamie Archer, "sometimes you do take it for granted, but the players haven't and I think what matters is we've got great leadership with our captains, as long as they don't take it for granted I think we'll be alright."
The Class B Title was also decided on the girls side after being postponed because of bad weather on Tuesday. It was Oswego taking care of Fulton 13-7. Taylor Giglio led the way to a Section III title with 6 goals, while Becca Martin and Mikayla Place scored two goals each.