West Genesee Wildcats Boys Lacrosse move to State Championship
They've been named high school lacrosse royalty by some and Mike Messere's West Genesee Wildcats are looking to add another jewel to the crown. They got another step closer after the Wildcats won the game with an impressive final score of 15-6 over the Lancaster Legends at Cicero North Syracuse High School earlier today.
At the beginning, it was a close game, but Lancaster changed that. Mitch Forbes outsmarted west genny's defense and found the goal to tie the game. But that didn't stop the Wildcats who then went on a twelve to one run.
Ryan Smith winds up from fifteen yards and shot the ball right past the Lancaster's goalie putting the Wildcats even further in control.
The top goal of the night was when Kevin Sheenan made a no look pass to Jack Howes who had no problem getting the ball into the goal.
Tonight made it one more win closer to Coach Messere's sixteenth state title.
Coach Messere has been coaching boys lacrosse at West Genesee since 1976. He's won fifteen state titles and 34 sectional titles. This is his last season coaching. Whether he wins another state title this final season or not, Messere will go down as one of the greatest high school lacrosse coaches in history.
Messere:"They should be at that level this year. That's what we were expecting out of them and they haven't disappointed us."
Sheenan:"This is awesome. The feeling is unreal"
The Wildcats are headed to the NYS Championship this Saturday at St. John Fisher at 12:30pm. They will play Ward Melville.