Throughout the second half, the story remained the same. C-NS could not add to its lead, but Niskayuna had just as much difficulty generating chances, and the end result was another shutout.
Now C-NS heads back to the Cortland area, where it won the Section III title in a 3-0 shutout over Baldiwnsville on Nov. 1.
The Northstars play in Saturday's state AA semifinal at 2:30 at Cortland High School against Massapequa, the Section VIII champions from Nassau County, Long Island. The winner of that game goes to Sunday's final at SUNY-Cortland at 1 p.m. against North Rockland or Webster Thomas.