Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse comes away with Class D State Championship in 2OT
The Girls Lacrosse State Tournament Championship Games were held from SUNY Cortland on Saturday, where a pair of Section III teams competed for titles.
Fayetteville-Manlius met Garden City in the Class B Championship Game. The Hornets held a 5-2 lead early on, but watched it evaporate quickly. Garden City went on an 8-1 run to end the first half, resulting in a lopsided final, 16-8.
"We told our seniors at the end that they should be so proud because they really put us on the map this year," F-M head coach Kelly Tormey explained. "To be back here in Cortland, playing for a state championship, I know our underclassmen are excited to try to get back here. I just hope that our seniors are proud where they led this team."
In the Class D State Championship Game, the Skaneateles Lakers met Bronxville. The Lakers trailed 8-2 in the first half, but similar to Garden City, rallied to tie it up late in the contest. A goal from Olivia Navaroli on an unsettled situation tied the game at 11-11.
After two overtimes, the Lakers ended it with a goal from Kyla Sears off a free position shot. Sears, a senior for Skaneateles, has committed to play Division-I women's lacrosse for the Princeton Tigers next season.
"Having a team that's made it here the past four or five years, it's kind of a standard to be held up to," Sears admitted. "It's hard getting back here every year. I think it's something that we don't take for granted, which is a good thing. We work for this game every year."