Bronxville boys lacrosse team plays for state title; Suffern, John Jay and Putnam Valley in girls' semis
The bad news for Bronxville High School's Grass brothers: They'll be playing their last game together on the high school level Saturday.
The good news: That game could end with them hoisting a championship trophy.
The Broncos, who are led by standout attackers Jack and Henry Grass, will face Cazenovia in the state's Class C boys lacrosse championship at 1:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
Bronxville (22-1), ranked second in Class C, earned a spot in the title game with a dramatic 14-13 overtime semifinal victory Wednesday over defending state champ Shoreham-Wading River – the same team that eliminated the Broncos in the semifinals last year. Henry Grass scored five goals, while Jack Grass added a goal and five assists. Both Grass brothers have committed to play for powerhouse Johns Hopkins, although Henry still has two more years of high school.
Brewster Warble scored the deciding goal for Bronxville. Read more on the game from our partners at MSG Varisty.
Third-ranked Cazenovia, which won the state championship in 2011, has a 21-2 record.
Meanwhile, three area girls lacrosse teams still have their state title hopes alive and will play in semifinal matchups Friday at SUNY Cortland.
In Class A, Suffern (18-3) will face Baldwinsville (14-5) at 9:30 a.m. Friday. The Mounties advanced to the semifinal round by routing Kingston 18-5 on Saturday. Dana Gisonno and Caitlyn Leary each scored five goals in the win. If the Mounties win Friday, they would play the winner of Penfield-Farmingdale for the title at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
In Class B, John Jay-Cross River (16-4-1) will meet Syracuse CBA at 2 p.m. Friday. The Indians reached the semifinals by crushing Saugerties 20-2 on Saturday. Delaney Spencer led John Jay-Cross River with four goals. The Indians would play either Brighton or Manhasset at noon Saturday in the championship round.
Putnam Valley (19-3) will play Skaneateles (18-2) at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Tigers reached Class C's final four by beating Red Hook 10-4 on Saturday. Melissa Wagner led Putnam Valley with four goals. With a win Friday, the Tigers would advance to face the winner of Honeoye Falls-Lima and Mount Sinai in the final, slated for 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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