Cicero-North Syracuse’s girls soccer team won its first Section III Class AA championship since 2007, shutting out Baldwinsville 3-0 in Friday night’s title game at SUNY-Cortland as Reid Garner scored twice in the first half and Hanna Haven added a goal late in the second half.
The Bees would take just five shots and earn three corner kicks. Every time, those chances were turned back, Alyssa Jim only having to make four saves for her third straight playoff shutout.
Hingre, meanwhile, recorded 12 saves, doing all she could to keep B'ville within range. C-NS never sat on its lead, though, and Haven offered a clincher with 34 seconds left, finding the net off a pass from Garner, who was named the game's MVP.
C-NS now waits to see if it will face Niskayuna or Saratoga Springs in next Saturday's Class AA regional final at Stillwater High School, located east of Albany. Prevail in that game, and the Northstars will get a chance to return to the Cortland-Homer area for the Nov. 15-16 state final four.