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Ashley Lynch has five goals, three assists as Cold Spring Harbor reaches 'C' final

Cold Spring Harbor's Ashley Lynch handles the ball

Cold Spring Harbor's Ashley Lynch handles the ball behind the net in the Class C semifinal playoff game against Friends Academy at Adelphi University on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

At some point, Kate Kotowski will offer words of consolation to her older sister. She will . . . at some point.

"She's gonna hear a good amount of trash talk at dinner," the Cold Spring Harbor freshman said with a grin, referring to Victoria Kotowski, a Friends Academy assistant coach. The two hugged afterward, but . . . "She walked over before the game and I pushed her away. It's all business."

The Seahawks were all business Thursday as Ashley Lynch had five goals and three assists to lead No. 1 Cold Spring Harbor over the fourth-seeded Quakers, 17-3, in a Nassau Class C girls lacrosse semifinal.

Tara Atkinson and Sam DeBellis each scored four goals and Haley Crosson made five saves for the Seahawks (11-5), who advance to the final for a third straight season, seeking their first Nassau championship since 1993.

"We've done this before and haven't gotten the title yet," said midfielder Holly Logan, who had a goal and an assist. "We're on a mission and this was another step."

Caroline Kiernan anchored the defense and dominated the draw for Cold Spring Harbor, and Lynch's fourth goal put them up 9-0 with 11:33 left in the first half. "We've got to finish and finally get that title this year," Lynch said. "It's been too long."

Alexa Landow scored twice for Friends Academy (3-13). Victoria Kotowski was an All-American at Cold Spring Harbor, but for now, Kate, who had a goal and an assist, has the bragging rights.

After the Seahawks handled business, she now can tend to family matters.

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