Bay Shore faced a major climb when it found itself down, 13-9, with less than 9 minutes left in Sunday's Long Island Class A championship game at Dowling College.
But the Marauders recovered to send it into overtime before claiming a stunning 15-14 victory over Farmingdale. Kaitlyn Arnold
scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime and Bay Shore shut down the Dalers (17-2) the rest of the period and in the second OT frame.
Bay Shore (19-1) will represent Long Island in the state semifinals vs. Section 3 champion West Genesee on Friday at SUNY Cortland at 2 p.m.
"You can't describe the feeling we have right now," said Bay Shore head coach Allison Pfeffer. "I'm so proud of these girls, they just would not quit. They did not want to give up. They have so much heart, and they just fought back to pull out the win."
Nassau County champion Farmingdale took a 13-9 lead with 8:40 to play on a goal by Kimberly Kolodny
(four goals, one assist). But the Marauders went on a 4-0 run started by Arnold (four goals) and finished by Caroline Delyra
(five goals) with 3:08 left in regulation.
"This is awesome," said senior midfielder deLyra. "Two years ago we lost to this team and we knew we wanted revenge. We took it to them today. We just never gave up and we knew that we had more heart. We knew once we got that first goal off after being down 13-9 that we could get more goals and we could get back in it."
In Class B, Section 8 champ Garden City claimed its eighth-straight Long Island title as Alexandra Bruno
tallied five goals and dished two assists to key an 11-7 victory over Eastport-South Manor. Garden City (15-5) will shoot for a chance at a seventh-straight state title in the semifinals Friday against Section 4 champion Vestal at SUNY Cortland at 2:30 p.m.
The Trojans recovered nicely this year from a midseason stretch that saw them lose four out of five games. They later lost to Manhasset, but have rebounded with five straight wins.
"This is my fourth one and this is the best one yet," said Bruno. "We all came together this year. We struggled a little in the beginning of the season but we did a great job. We pulled through and I'm glad we came out with the win. We talked during pregame and knew we had to come out strong and send a message to the other team."Catherine McTiernan
tallied three goals and one assist for the Trojans while Catherine Dickinson
had two goals and two assists. Allison Gionta
tallied three goals and one assist for Eastport South Manor (15-4).
Shoreham-Wading River claimed the Long Island Class C title by toppling North Shore, 13-10. North Shore's Amanda Johansen
(five goals) helped her team rally from an 8-3 deficit to pull within 11-9, but the 22nd-ranked Wildcats (15-3) held.
"I wasn't nervous," Shoreham-Wading River head coach Mary Bergmann said. "We knew that would happen – (Johansen) had five goals altogether – but she's been averaging six or seven goals.
"We weren't going to just shut her off but we said in the one timeout that we can't give her the ball because at that point she was going to take the ball down the field and do everything she could to win the championship. We just knew if we won the draw controls we could do it."Paulina Constant
and Alex Fehmel
each had three goals and an assist for SWR.Games to Watch
No. 8 Ridgewood (N.J.), vs. No. 10 Chatham (N.J.), NJSIAA Tournament of Champions semifinals, Tuesday at Monmouth at 3 p.m.
No. 2 Moorestown (N.J.) vs. Glen Ridge (N.J.), NJSIAA Tournament of Champions semifinals, Tuesday at Monmouth at 5 p.m.
No. 21 Radnor (Pa.) vs. No. 25 Garnet Valley, PIAA semifinals, at Haverford High at 4 p.m.
No. 8 Bay Shore (N.Y.) vs. No. 9 West Genesee, NY Class A state semifinals, Friday, at SUNY Cortland, 2 p.m.
No. 15 Garden City (N.Y.) vs. Vestal, NY Class B state semifinals, Friday at SUNY Cortland, 2:30 p.m.
No. 16 Christian Brothers (N.Y.) vs. No. 22 Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), NY Class C semifinals, Friday, at SUNY Cortland at 9:30 a.m.MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Girls Lacrosse Rankings1. (No. 1 last week) McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), 18-0
The Eagles capped another perfect season – their third in a row – and won their 69th-straight game by downing Maryvale Prep, 12-11, to claim their fourth straight IAAM Division A championship.2. (2) Moorestown (N.J.), 24-0
scored five goals, and Stephanie Toy
had three goals and two assists while Amanda Currell
made 13 saves to lift the Quakers to a 13-8 victory over Mendham for the NJSIAA Group 3 championship. The Quakers advance into the Tournament of Champions semifinals and play Group 1 champion Glen Ridge on Tuesday at Monmouth University at 5 p.m.3. (3) Bryn Mawr (Baltimore), 16-2
The Mawrtians were eliminated by Maryvale Prep in the semifinals of the IAAM tournament. They finished second in the regular season and boasted impressive wins over St. Anthony's (15-7) and Garden City (8-3) in the Maryland-New York Challenge.4. (4) St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.), 16-1
The Friars claimed their fifth-straight CHSAA championship by toppling Sacred Heart, 19-12.5. (5) Century (Sykesville, Md.), 17-1
The Knights won their sixth state championship with a 12-9 victory over Queen Anne's in the Class 3A/2A title game. Century has reached the state championship game nine times in the school's 10-year history.6. (7) Maryvale Prep (Brooklandville, Md.), 13-4
The Lions reached the finals of the IAAM A Conference Tournament where they gave McDonogh all it could handle in a 12-11 loss. They also scored a memorable 9-7 victory over No. 2 seed Bryn Mawr in the semifinals. They won eight straight games until bowing to McDonogh.7. (8) Ridgewood (N.J.), 22-2Kelci Smesko
had five goals and an assist as Ridgwood claimed the NJSIAA Group 4 state championship with an 18-7 conquest of Clearview Regional. The win gave the Maroons their third-straight Group IV title. They begin defense of their two Tournament of Champions titles Tuesday against Group 2's Chatham at Monmouth at 3 p.m. 8. (15) Bay Shore (N.Y.), 19-1
The Marauders won the Long Island Class A championship Sunday by edging Farmingdale, 15-14, in overtime on a goal by Kaitlyn Arnold
. Bay Shore will face Section 3 champion West Genesee in the semifinals on Friday at SUNY Cortland.9. (9) West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.), 17-1 Vicki Granelin
scored the tying goal with 35 seconds to play in overtime and then the game-winner with 19 seconds left as the Wildcats defeated Corning (N.Y.), 10-9, in a state Class A quarterfinal on Saturday. Corning had taken a 9-8 lead with 50 seconds left. The Wildcats advance to the state semifinals to meet the Farmingdale-Bay Shore winner at noon Friday at SUNY-Cortland.10. (10) Chatham (N.J.), 22-2Jaclyn Leto
fired in six goals, Kelsey Perselay
added five goals and an assist and Lauren Maiorano
tallied four to help the Cougars topple Red Bank Catholic, 19-6, for their third-straight NJSIAA Group 2 championship. The Cougars meet Ridgewood in the Tournament of Champions semifinals on Tuesday at Monmouth at 3 p.m. 11. (11) Vero Beach (Fla.), 21-2
The Fighting Indians won their seventh-straight state title and extended their win streak over Florida opponents to 93 games with a 22-6 rout of Bishop Moore in the FHSAA final.12. (12) St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), 27-3
The Saints capped the year with two championships, first winning the Independent School League crown with an 18-6 rout of Georgetown Visitation and then sweeping three games to claim the Virginia State Independent Tournament, capped by a 16-5 win over Bishop Ireton Saturday at Old Dominion.13. (16) Georgetown Visitation Prep (Washington, D.C.), 20-2
The Tigers fell to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, 18-6, in the finals of the Independent School League championship.14. (6) Farmingdale (N.Y.), 17-2
The Dalers suffered a heartbreaking 15-14 overtime loss to Bay Shore in the Long Island Class A championship.15. (17) Garden City (N.Y.), 15-5
The Trojans toppled Eastport-South Manor, 11-7, to claim the Long Island Class B Championship as Alexandra Bruno
had five goals and two assists. Garden City faces Vestal in the state semifinals Friday at Cortland SUNY at 2:30 p.m. 16. (19) Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.), 20-1Maddie Cook
scored four goals while Taylor Poplawski
, Marissa Romeo
, Caroline Webster
and Rachel Perla
each had three as the Brothers routed Owego, 21-4, in the Class C state quarterfinals. Defending state champion CBA advances to play Section 11 champion Shoreham-Wading River in the state semifinals at 9:30 a.m. Friday at SUNY-Cortland.17. (20) Severna Park (Md.), 17-2
The Falcons won their second-straight Maryland State 4A/3A championship with a 13-6 victory over Westminster. 18. (23) Radnor (Pa.), 21-4
The Red Raiders advanced to the PIAA semifinals with a 20-3 rout of Cocalico. Natalie Miller
collected five goals and two assists while Sara Curley
and Kristen Norden
each had three goals and one assist. The District 1 champion Red Raiders (21-4) advance to the semifinals Tuesday to meet Central League rival Garnet Valley at Haverford High at 4 p.m. The teams split their two games this year with Radnor taking the District 1 semifinal contest. 19. (NR) Shaker (Latham, N.Y.), 17-1
The Section 2 champion Blue Bison (17-1) defeated Section I champion North Rockland, 10-7, in Saturday's Class A regional final and advanced to the state tournament for the first time. Anne Morrison
had eight saves and Annie Rehfuss
tallied the game winner. Shaker also won its first sectional crown with a 9-8 triumph over previously undefeated Guilderland on a goal by Julia Lennon
with 3:29 to play20. (14) Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.), 17-2
The Patriots fell to Bay Shore in the Suffolk County Class A title game, 11-5. Yuna Hur
had two goals in the defeat. 21. (NR) Garnet Valley (Glen Mills, Pa.), 22-3 Allyson Heavens
scored the game-winner with 22 seconds to play, giving the Jaguars a 12-11 victory over Harriton in the PIAA quarterfinals. Halley Barnes
notched five goals and an assist for defending state champion Garnet Valley, which plays Central League rival Radnor in the semifinals Tuesday at Haverford High at 4 p.m. 22. Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), 15-3
The Wildcats won the Long Island Class C championship Sunday by downing North Shore, 13-10, as Paulina Constant
and Alex Fehmel
each had three goals and an assist, and Lauren Daly
made 11 saves. They advance to the state semifinals Friday to meet Section 3 champion Christian Brothers Academy at 9:30 a.m. at the Cortland State White Field.23. (24) Marriotts Ridge (Marriottsville, Md.), 17-1
The Mustangs were stunned by arch-rival Mt. Hebron in the third round of the 3A/2A Maryland state playoffs, 10-8. The Mustangs were the District 5 champions. 24. (25) Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead, N.Y.), 16-4
The Spartans reached the finals of the Catholic High School tournament, bowing to St. Anthony's, 19-12. 25. (22) West Morris Mendham (Mendham, N.J.), 19-5
The North Jersey Section 3 champion Minutemen were defeated by Moorestown in the state finals, 13-8.Dropped out
: Guilderland (N.Y.) 18-1; Hauppauge (N.Y.), 16-3; Wantagh (N.Y.), 13-6Chris Goldberg, editor and owner of Lacrosse Media, operates Phillylacrosse.com, LILacrosseNews.com and BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, as well as the new national gear site, LaxGearZone.com. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.