Six state lacrosse finalists, two Section III champions
Six Section III teams advanced to the New York State Lacrosse Finals, and two teams were able to come out on top and call themselves the best in the state on Saturday.
In Class C, the Cazenovia Lakers trailed the Bronxville Broncos 5-1 after the first period, but stormed out of the locker room in the second half with eight goals en route to a 13-11 victory. It's Cazenovia's second state title in the last three years.
With Cazenovia trailing 10-8 in the third quarter, Ryan Cook, who scored a team-leading five goals, scored on a fake behind the-back-goal to cut the lead to just one. PJ Brown then scored less than a minute into the fourth quarter, and Cazenovia star Connor Cannizzaro battled for the go-ahead goal with less than ten minutes to play.
On the girls side, CBA pounded Brighton 14-7 to win the Class B title. The Brothers' first title came in 2011, when they won the Class C title. In the victory, Marisa Romeo scored six goals and had two assists, while teammate and Tournament MVP Taylor Poplawski scored four goals to lead CBA to the championship.
As for the rest of Section III in the finals...
The J-D boys lost to Garden City in the Class B state title game 13-8. In the Class A title game, West Genesee was pounded by Ward Melville, losing 16-4.
The Baldwinsville girls once again battled in the Class A state title game, but could not get over the top against Farmingdale, losing 8-5. The Skaneateles girls had a similar fate in the Class C title game, losing to Mount Sinai 15-6.