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Boys soccer Hornets return to Class AA final

F-M edges C-NS, will face Baldwinsville for sectional title

— As C-NS found it tough to generate any sort of attack after Pavone’s goal, the Hornets kept getting chances, and in the 32nd minute earned another free kick.

From close to the same spot where he struck before, Snow again lofted the ball into the crowded area in front of Miller, and Treglia, at the far post, got enough of a piece of it to find the net, and the Hornets led 2-0.

Now F-M protected that edge. Obrist made a sliding stop on Pete Girardi’s point-blank shot just before halftime, and in the early part of the second half F-M’s back line, anchored by Christian Bagabo, Adam Rahim and Connor Snow, broke up and frustrated the C-NS attack.

Still, it got nervous in the 62nd minute when the Northstars’ Collin Melveney sent a long free kick that took a high bounce and somehow eluded all of the defenders, along with Obrist, on the way to the net to cut F-M’s lead to one.

Hanging on, the Hornets saw C-NS go all-out in the closing minutes. Brandon Bausinger’s header with 4:20 left inched wide, and Obrist stopped Tom Bartyzel’s close-up shot in the final minute.

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