continued Defenders Sarah Rose Gabor, Maggie Carpenter, Jessy Silfer and Maureen Milmoe had total control of their end of the field, holding ER to two shots in that pivotal first half.
The Lakers spent the second half trying to add to its already-comfortable margin. Just 2:51 into the half, Willard got her second goal, fed by Vogl, and with 10:13 left Silfer tacked on another goal, with Vogl picking up her second assist.
Vogl finished with two goals and two assists. Scheftic said that the senior midfielder is “taking it to another level. You can’t keep up with her, and she thrives on competition.”
Cazenovia will take on Bronxville (Section I) in Saturday’s state semifinal at 5:30 also at Bragman Stadium. The final is Sunday at 2 p.m. against Greenwich (Section II) or Friends Academy (Section VIII).
Scheftic said the presence of veterans like Vogl, Silfer, Gabor and Speer, all starters on the 2010 state title team, help settle down the younger players, and will be valuable at this state final four.
Vogl agreed. “We all want this,” she said. “Once we want something, we go out and go for it. We know what it feels like to win a state championship and want to do it again.”