Liverpool lacrosse holds off C-NS, 7-6

Season opener sees Warriors nearly squander 6-0 lead

— With 7:47 left, Renk broke the Warriors' long drought, making it 7-3, little realizing that it would be the game-winner as the Northstars made a late, furious push.

Heldt converted with 4:33 left, and barely a minute later DeBottis struck for his third goal. Still trailing 7-5, the Northstars made key defensive stops, and Heldt fired a shot from the point past Madonna with 1:02 to play and cut the margin to one.

Following a Liverpool turnover and penalty, C-NS, a man up, got two good shots in the closing seconds. Both DeBottis and Zach Griffo flung shots wide of Madonna, and the Warriors' zone defense forced a turnover as the horn sounded.

Now the Warriors could exhale and await a brutal early-season stretch, starting next Tuesday, that includes two games in eight days against head coach Mike Felice’s alma mater, Baldwinsville, with a sectional finals rematch against visiting West Genesee in between.

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