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Leftovers: Nassau Class C girls lax final

Here are some of the extra notes and quotes from today's Nassau Class C girls lacrosse final between North Shore and Locust Valley. North Shore won 16-6 behind Amanda Johansen's five goals and assist and eaned their first county title since 1992.

North Shore coach Sarah Hogan:

How does it feel to win a county title?

It feels amazing. It’s a tribute to them and how hard they’re working. We hope to take it all the way to state.

What did you say at halftime?

I think that it’s important never to let down your guard. Especially against a team like Locust Valley because they’re a good team they have a couple of really strong players and it’s important that we keep playing our game.

Discuss Amanda Johansen's performance today on the big stage:

She’s so fast. She sees the field. Her and Lauren work so well together because both of them when they work together they’re not selfish, they pass back and forth and use each other so it’s a great little combo.

What is the perfect game for North Shore, do you want to rely on one or two players?

The perfect game is a team effort, as much as we can spread out the scoring the better.

You had a lot of success stopping Bairre Reilly, what was your plan heading into the game?

Bairre Reilly is a strong player. She was the most important thing we talked about when we talked about playing them and how to stop her. She’s really fast in the midfield, she deserves a lot of credit, she had a great season.

North Shore's Lauren Janelli:

How does it feel to win this game?

It feels amazing we haven’t won counties and we wanted to be champions.

How do you and Amanda work so well together?

We always connect every game so this was no different we just did what we usually did. It’s how it is every time we play together.

North Shore's Amanda Johansen:

How does this compare to the other sports you play?

Every sport I play we’ve gotten pretty far but we haven’t finally gotten the win in the county. I love lacrosse and play all year long so having this be the sport where we finally win it is awesome.

It was such a dominating performance and you led the way, how does it feel?

I wanted this so bad and everyone came together as a team and everybody stepped up this game, not one person had a bad game. When the whole team works up to their full potential no other team can beat us.

You know players from Mount Sinai and Bayport-Blue Point, any preference for who you want to play in the LIC?

Either team. We’re going to bring it on because we really want to win.

Locust Valley coach Kristen Hordy:

What do you take away from this game?

You take away the opportunity to be here. To make history is a great thing for us. To get a taste of being here, hopefully we'll get back here.

Bairre Reilly had a big game and is now the top scorer in Nassau, what does it say about her, a sophomore, to lead the team all year and now be the top scorer in the county?

It says that from a small town we can produce some big time athletes and that’s what we’re looking to do for Locust Valley. Hopefully get some more interest and get more players like Bairre involved.

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