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Sunday, June 4, 2017: Akron prevails over Penn Yan in two overtimes

   Leading off today: Akron junior Owen Hill completed his eight-point game in double overtime, finding a streaking Nelson Logan to win the NYSPHSAA boys Class D lacrosse quarterfinal over Penn Yan 10-9 on Saturday at St. John Fisher College.

   It marked Section 6's first win in the quarterfinals vs. Section 5 since 2013 and snapped a Penn Yan run of six straight trips to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals. The Mustangs had defeated Akron by scores of 19-4, 20-8 and 17-6 in the playoffs the three previous seasons.

   "My heart is just filled with love for our guys because that is something we've worked for constantly," Akron coach Gary Sundown told The Buffalo News. "Last year, the day after this game it was right back to work. It was a whole year process."

   Hill's sixth goal of the game came from 15 yards out with nine-tenths of a second to go in regulation. He got the shot off against a double-team after a restart with :05.8 to go.

   "I swear it went between their kneecaps," Sundown said. "I honestly don't know how it got through there. I'm just so glad he shot."

   In the second OT, Hill air-mailed a long pass to Logan for a quick catch-and-release from atop the crease.

   More boys Class D highlights: Syracuse CBA earned its first trip to the semifinals in a decade with a 23-8 win over St. Lawrence. Ben McCreary led the Brothers with five goals and five assists, and Alex Calkins had five goals and two assists. Augustus Bonacci added four goals and three assists.

   Boys Class A: Lakeland/Panas junior attack Joseph Janavey scored with :16.9 left in regulation to lead the Rebels past Shaker 10-9.

   Lakeland led 2-0 before Shaker reeled off five unanswered goals. In the fourth, Matt Knees hit the top corner with 3:41 to go and Griffin Shiland tied the contest for Lakeland with :42 left leading up to Janavey's fifth goal.

    • Ward Melville's Zach Hobbes had a hat trick, including two goals during a 5-0 run midway through the second half of an 8-5 win over Massapequa.

    • It was the 18th Long Island championship for the Patriots, who got 11 saves from goalie Perry Cassidy.

    • Colby Barker scored three of Pittsford's first four goals and four times overall as the Panthers blew past Orchard Park 20-6. Sonny Imburgia added three goals in the win.

   Boys Class B: Kyle Casey finished with five goals and three assists in leading Yorktown over Niskayuna 12-11 at Mononasen High School.

   "Knowing it could be the last game that I ever played for Yorktown put me in a whole different mindset," Casey told The Journal News. "I came out firing the rest of the game."

   After Niskayuna closed to within 10-9 with 10:20 left to play, Casey scored a pair of goals bookending a score by Niskayuna's Lucas Quinn (four goals, one assist).

    • Two-time defending state champion Victor downed Hamburg 7-4 as junior goalie Chayse Ierlan stopped eight shots.

   "A lot of (making saves) is my defense helping me out," Ierlan told the Democrat and Chronicle. "Obviously when it's close later in the fourth quarter in an elimination game it


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  • gets a little tense. But my defense forced them to take pretty far out shots, which made my job a little easier."

        • Finn Gibbons and Luke Keating scored four goals apiece for Garden City in a 14-4 win over Eastport-South Manor.

       Gibbons scored off a pass from Kyle Steinbach with :08.5 left before halftime for a 6-3 lead, and the Trojans rattled off five unanswered goals -- two by Gibbons just seven seconds apart -- in a 2:21 span of the third quarter.

       Boys Class C: Senior attackman Joe Kiesa had six goals and an assist for Jamesville-DeWitt in a 16-4 in over Canton. Griffin Cook scored five goals and Ryan Archer chipped in with a goal and five assists.

       Girls quarterfinals: North Rockland ran off seven straight goals in the first half and fought off Guilderland 13-10 in the NYSPHSAA girls quarterfinals.

       Guilderland closed the game on a 5-0 run to make the final score close.

       Sophomore Kerri Gutenberger and junior Elizabeth Fox each scored five times in the win.

        • Taylor Safford scored 1:07 into the second overtime to give Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake a 10-9 victory over Rye in Class C.

       The Spartans rallied from a 3-0 deficit early and a 9-7 margin late in regulation. Lauren Hopsicker had three goals and an assist, and Abbie McHerron made the last of her 13 saves late in the first overtime.

        • Section 5 ran its all-time record vs. Section 6 to 73-1 with a sweep of the quarterfinals. In Class B, hat tricks from Lindsay Reho and Natalie Gwynn carried Canandaigua past Hamburg 16-6.

       In Class D, Palmyra-Macedon routed East Aurora 17-0 behind a combined eight goals from sisters Andra and Aldyn Savage.

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