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Field hockey Lakers dominate NY Mills, 7-0

At the 14:29 mark, Vogl took her turn to score, the goal coming off a long scramble in front of Mills' net as it went to 3-0. At the 18:52 mark, not even eight minutes after it got on the board, Belle Hoagland found the net off yet another goal-line shuffle.

During all this, Mills barely got the ball out of its own end, so Cazenovia did not have to work much on the defense side and, instead, concentrate on getting more scoring chances.

Following a brief lull, another flurry came late in the half, Eschen scoring a second time to make it 5-0 and Tori Widrick finally getting on the board less than a minute later as Belle Hoagland got the assist.

That made it 6-0 going into halftime, a barrage that included 20 shots and nine penalty corners. It also turned the second half into one long formality, even though Widrick added a second goal at the 6:30 mark to further build the margin.

Cazenovia started making extensive substitutions early in the second half, just to make sure no one got hurt - and started preparing for Tuesday's Class C regional.

In that game at Greene High School, the Lakers will face Section IV champion Whitney Point, who dethroned long-time power Marathon 3-2 in its sectional final. The winner gets to face the Section II champions Saturday with a berth in the Nov. 19-20 state final four (to be played at CNS) on the line.

Scheftic this may be the Lakers' best chance at making a deep state tournament run.

"(This year) we have more confidence and more talent at every position and they've put a lot of time into field hockey, " she said. But she cautioned that "you can have talented players, but you still have to execute as a team."

Eschen said that to win from here on out, "we just need to step our level of play. We need to come out strong and score that first goal."

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