By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/31/12
Meaghan Brennan scored the game-winner with 1:24 to play in overtime as North Shore rallied to down Cold Spring Harbor, 14-13, Wednesday in the Nassau County Class C girls’ lacrosse championship game at Adelphi University.
North Shore (14-3) advances to play on Sunday for the Long Island Championship against the winner of today’s Suffolk County title game between Shoreham Wading River and Mt. Sinai matchup.
“We were down six goals at one point,” said senior midfielder Johansen, who led North Shore with seven goals and two assists. “Our coaches got us pumped up and we were able to pull it out.
“Last year we made it to the Long Island championship and lost there. This year we want to win it all. We just know the potential we have in this team and we know what we can do when everyone plays their best. This feels awesome, it’s great.”
The Vikings scored first to open the game, but saw CSH (14-3) scored the next seven goals. North Shore took the lead in the second half, but the Seahawks regained the edge and led, 13-10, with 4:30 left in the game.
The Vikings fought back, tying the game with 40.4 seconds left on a goal by Micaela Dussel.
“This was a complete group effort,” said North Shore head coach Jeff Butts. “We started winning ground balls and the draws so any time we had the ball in the stick I was pretty confident we were going to score.
“They did a great job stalling in the overtime so it came down to possession and we were able to stop them when they tried to stall in the first overtime. In the second period we got the ball off the draw ran out some time and scored.
“We don’t know who we are going to play yet but either team is going to be a real tough opponent in the Long Island Championship.”
Kelly Anne Sherlock had four goals and one assist and Holly Logan tallied four goals for Cold Spring Harbor.
“We had a great season overall,” said Cold Spring Harbor head coach Danielle Skakandi. “But we got to win the big games in the playoffs. We came out on fire, we definitely lit a spark but we let them come back and you know that a good team always finds a way to come back.
“North Shore is a great team. We knew this was going to be a one goal game like it always is and we needed to take care of the ball, and we didn’t do so.”
North Shore 14, Cold Spring Harbor 13
North Shore: 4-9-0-1-14
Cold Spring Harbor: 7-6-0-0-13
North Shore: Amanda Johansen 7G, 2A, Tess Korten 2G, 1A, Lauren Cristodero 2G, Micaela Dussel 1G, Carly Comitino 1G, Meaghan Brennan 1G, Kathleen Goettelmann 1A
Cold Spring Harbor: Kelly Anne Sherlock 4G, 1A, Holly Logan 4G, Jean Atkinson 2G, Victoria Kotowski 1G, 1A, Kaitlin Heins 1G, Jillian Lee 1G
Saves: Alexis Greene (NS) 9, Haley Crosson (CSH) 5