By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 6/4/12
Kaitlin Arnold scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Bay Shore completed a brilliant comeback to defeat Farmingdale, 15-14, Sunday to claim the Long Island Class A girls’ lacrosse championship at Dowling College.
Bay Shore (19-1) will represent Long Island in the State Semifinals vs. Section 3 champion West Genesee on Friday at SUNY Cortland (noon).
“You can’t describe the feeling we have right now,” said Bay Shore head coach Allison Pfeffer. “I’m so proud of these girls, they just would not quit. They did not want to give up. They have so much heart, and they just fought back to pull out the win.”
Nassau County champion Farmingdale (17-2) took a 13-9 lead with 8:40 to play on a goal by Kim Kolodny (four goals, one assist). But the Marauders went on a 4-0 run started by Arnold (four goals) and finished by Caroline deLyra (five goals) with 3:08 left in regulation.
In the first overtime period, deLyra scored with 2:20 to give Bay Shore its first lead of the game. That only lasted 20 seconds before Colleen Reynolds (three goals, one assists) tied it. Bay Shore answered with a goal by Arnold with 51 seconds left in the first overtime.
Bay Shore’s defense then held down Farmingdale in the second overtime to preserve the win.
Carly Cox added two goals and two assists while Kyra Harney had a goal and four assists for the Marauders.
Farmingdale (17-2) gained the first lead of the game at the 23:52 mark on a goal by Reynolds and Bay Shore answered within seconds on a tally by Cynthia DelCore. That is how the first half went; Farmingdale would score and Bay Shore would answer. The Dalers took a 5-3 lead, but the Marauders fought back and tied it, 8-8, going into the half.
Farmingdale opened the second half with a 4-0 run, scoring two goals on a two man up situation after Bay Shore received two yellow cards at the 15:30 mark.
“This is awesome,” said senior midfielder deLyra. “Two years ago we lost to this team and we knew we wanted revenge. We took it to them today.
“We just never gave up and we knew that we had more heart. We knew once we got that first goal off after being down 13-9 that we could get more goals and we could get back in it.
“We feel awesome about going to states. This is unreal; I’m speechless.”
Olivia Kirk grabbed 10 saves, Nadine Hagnady collected four goals and two assists for Farmingdale. Though disappointed, Dalers coach Shari Campbell was proud of her team’s accomplishments.
“We had an awesome season,” said Campbell. “This particular group of kids reenergized me as a coach.
“I walk off with my head proud; they left everything they could on that field. We had a couple mistakes toward the end of the game and a couple of mistakes in overtime. We gave the fans a great game today.”
Bay Shore 15, Farmingdale 14
Bay Shore: 8-5-2-0-15
Bay Shore: Caroline deLyra 5G, Kaitlyn Arnold 4G, Kyra Harney 1G, 4A, Carly Cox 2G, 2A, Paige Leggio 1G, Katie Kirk 1G, Cynthia DelCore 1G
Farmingdale: Nadine Hagnagy 4G, 2A, Kimberly Kolodny 4G, 1A, Colleen Reynolds 3G, 1A, Amanda Turturro 2G, Cassie Perettine 1G
Saves: Shianne Judson (BS) 3, Dylan Teitelbaum (BS) 2, Olivia Kirk (F) 10