LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 6/8/14
CORTLAND, N.Y. – West Genesee scored three straight goals over the first 2:30 of the second half and Hannah Elmer had four goals and five assists to lead the Wildcats to a 15-10 victory over No. 3 West Islip Saturday in the New York Class A girls’ championship at SUNY-Cortland.
West Genesee won its seventh state title in seven tries and dealt West Islip (21-1) its first loss. This all came after a grueling triple overtime win Friday over Pittsford.
West Genesee (20-1) – ranked No. 13 in the Brine/TopLaxRecruits rankings – started with a 5-1 lead but allowed three goals at the end of the first half.
Elmer, the Game’s MVP and daughter of legendary West Genesee coach Bob Elmer, scored to start the second half run and then assisted on two goals by Jackie Pardee and Lexie Meager.
The Lions later drew within 11-8, but West Genesee got a goal from Mackenzie Baker and Elmer to seal it.
Riley Donahue had three goals and an assist and Jackie Pardee added three goals, while Grace Osterdale scored twice.
Lena Riportella had five goals to lead West Islip, while Vanessa Costantino had three goals and an assist.
West Genesee 15, West Islip 10
West Genesee 5-10 15
West Islip 4-6 10
West Genesee: Hannah Elmer 4-5, Riley Donahue 3-1, Jackie Pardee 3-0, Grace Osterdale 2-0, Lexie Meager 1-0, Mackenzie Baker 1-0, Marissa Hudgins 0-3.
West Islip: Lena Riportella 5-0, Vanessa Costantino 3-1, Riley Hill 1-1, Lindsay Darrell 1-0, Emily Piciullo 0-2, Emily Beier 0-1, Grace Davidson 0-1.
West Genesee Katherine Widrick 3 saves
West Islip: Shannon McFadden 3 saves
Her father, Bob, is the West Genesee head coach
West Genesee is now 7-0 all time in state championship games.
Section III wins two titles for just second time. Other time was 2005 when FM and Skaneateles won titles
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