Early in the second half, though, the Northstars’ Kyle Tracy put in the go-ahead goal, and then Tracy returned to score a second time midway through the half. Just to be sure, C-NS tacked on a third goal from Pete Girardi as Liam McDonnell and Tyler Witek got credit for assists.
And this leads C-NS into the Class AA semifinal Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Nottingham High School against no. 4 seed Fayetteville-Manlius, who knocked out defending champion Utica Proctor 4-1.The Northstars claimed a 2-1 overtime decision over the Hornets in their lone regular-season meeting on Oct. 3.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will take on no. 2 seed Baldwinsville in the other semifinal, also at Nottingham, which starts at 7:15.. The Bees edged past West Genesee 1-0 in its quarterfinal game on Friday, and the Warriors will look to avenge a 3-2 overtime to B'ville back on Sept. 14.