Okay, folks. We're down to out last of six games here over the weekend at SUNY Cortland, as Shoreham-Wading River (18-2) will take on Carthage of Section III (19-3) in the state Class C final coming up in just a couple minutes.
Earlier in the day, Farmingdale knocked off Lakeland/Panas 6-5 to win their second straight Class A final, and just moments ago, Garden City earned 20-10 win over Fox Lane to win their fifth straight Class B title and 11th overall.
With a win SWR will capture its fourh straight Class C crown and will complete a second straight Long Island sweep.
For more on all three games, click here.
But for now, let's get back to the Class C game. The Wildcats have won three straight Class C state titles, including a 13-11 win over HFL in last year's final.
Yesterday, SWR defeated Honeoye Falls 14-11 here at Cortland to advance to its fourth straight title game. Jen DeVito scored the game-tying and game-winning goals 38 seconds apart for SWR, which trailed 11-8 with 15:54 to play.
Kait Brosco, who had four goals and two assists, leads the team with 100 points (64 goals, 36 assists). DeVito leads the club with 67 goals on the season, while Chelsey Newman has racked up 43 goals and 27 assists, and Erin McMullan has made 153 saves.
SWR has outscored its playoff opponents 61-37.
Carthage, which is playing in its second straight state tournament, past Nyack of Section I in yesterday's semifinal at Tompkins Cortland Community College. There other playoff wins were by three, one and two goals. They are led by senior attack Katie Ferris and junior attack/middie Kailah Kempney.
SWR defeated Carthage 21-11 in last year's state semifinal.
We're just about 10 minutes from action here at Cortland, so keep this page refreshed!
**UPDATE** (20:41): Katie Ferris scored on a free position to give Carthage the early 1-0 lead.
**UPDATE** (12:10): Two Jen DeVito goals sandwiched Alexis Egeberg's goal for Carthage, and we're currently tied at 2.
**UPDATE** (haltime): SWR leads 6-5. Brosco scored on an assist from DeVito with 7:40 left in the half to give SWR its first lead of the game at 3-2. Carthage's Amy Tiernan tied it at 3 2:20 later, but Brosco and Megan Gersbeck scored back-to-back goals to make it 5-3.
Kailah Kempney closed it to one on her goal 1:51 before intermission, then Brosco scored her third of the game on an assist from DeVito with 52.3 seconds to go.
Ferris scored with 3.9 seconds on the clock to again make it a one-goal game.
**UPDATE** (22:59 left): DeVito scored her third goal of the game on an assist from Newman to make it 7-5 SWR.
**UPDATE*** (16:45 left): Megan Gersbeck scored from Jen DeVito to put SWR ahead 8-6.
***UPDATE*** (16:22 left): Chelsey Newman scores on a free position. SWR 9-6
***UPDATE (13:36 left): Katherine DeRonda ends SWR's run. 9-7 SWR.
***UPDATE (8:36 left) Amy Tiernan scores from Katie Ferris and Carthage is within one. 9-8 SWR.
***UPDATE (2:56): Chelsey Newman scores from Megan Gersbeck to give SWR some breathing room. SWR 10-8
***UPDATE (1:18) Amy Tiernan scores to cut it back to won. SWR 10-9. Shoreham takes a timeout.
FINAL: SWR 10, CARTHAGE 9
The Wildcats capture their fourth striaght state title.