By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/28/14
Holly Logan tallied three goals and one assist to boost Cold Spring Harbor to a 13-9 victory over Oyster Bay tonight for its their first Nassau County Class C championship since 1993.
The Seahawks (12-5) advance to the Long Island championship on Sunday (2:30 p.m.) at the Dowling Sports Complex to face Thursday’s Suffolk County title between Mount Sinai and Bayport Blue Point.
“I think this is unbelievable,” said Logan, whose team had been the No. 1 seed the past four years but failed to win the title. “Over the years this has been building up because we have been here every year and haven’t won it.
“When we went up we realized we had to keep our composure, not get to cocky and keep focused on the game so we don’t lose it. This is amazing it feels so good to finally win it. This is such a great group of girls and we are really excited for the Long Island Championship game because this is a new step for us.”
Cold Spring Harbor came out the gate firing, taking a commanding 9-2 lead by the 8:35 mark of the first half. The lady Baymen (11-6) battled back, pulling within three goals at the 16:06 mark of the second half, as 8th grader Emily Vomvas was a standout with 15 saves.
Ashley Lynch tallied three goals and one assist, Tara Atkinson tallied two goals and three assists and Kate Kotowski tallied two goals and one assist for Cold Spring Harbor.
“We have been trying to do this for quite some time now,” said Cold Spring Harbor coach Danielle Skakandi. “The last few years we came up short. We’ve been the number one seed and have not finished at the end.
“To be able to be the number one, hang on to that throughout the playoffs and still finish is huge. These kids worked way too hard to not take this championship home today. Going forward from here on out whoever we play from Suffolk County, we are going to be ready for them.”
Both Vanessa and Michelle Yu tallied three goals and one assist for Oyster Bay, which made the title game in only its second season of varsity play.
“The second half tells exactly what this team is made of,” said Oyster Bay head coach Charlie Rizzuto. “We were down to one of the best teams around and we didn’t stop fighting.
“We had confidence every time our offense got the ball and we just didn’t quit. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Cold Spring Harbor 13, Oyster Bay 9
Cold Spring Harbor 9-4-13
Oyster Bay: 5-4-9
CSH: Holly Logan 3G, 1A; Ashley Lynch 3G, 1A; Tara Atkinson 2G, 3A; Samantha DeBellis 2G, 1A; Kate Kotowski 2G, 1A; Brooke Jensen 1G; Shannon Logan 1A
OB: Vanessa Yu 3G, 1A; Michelle Yu 3G, 1A; Nicole Hauser 1G, 1A; Hannah Kaiser 1G, 1A; Rebecca Layne 1G
Saves: Haley Crosson (CSH) 1; Abbey Ngai (CSH) 1; Emily Vomvas (OB) 15