Cazenovia senior midfielder Henry Mann (2) reflects the disappointment of the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team as it lost, 13-10, to Bronxville in Saturday's state Class C final at Hofstra University. The Lakers just missed earning its third state title in the last four years.
When Willard put home his third goal with 2:07 left in the period, the Lakers' margin was two goals, 9-7, the first time either side had a lead that large. Though Bronxville cut the margin to one, White, taking a pass from P.J. Brown, scored with 10:48 to play.
On the one hand, that gave Cazenovia a 10-8 lead. On the other, it would be the last time the Lakers would get on the board.
Finding its stride at just the right moment, Bronxville caught a big break when Cross, attempting to grab a shot from the Broncos’ Will Duncan, juggled it enough to allow Duncan’s teammate, Matt Behrens, to get a tiny piece of the ball and fling it into the net.
Energized by that turn of events, the Broncos pulled even at 10-10 (the game's eighth tie) with a goal from Henry Grass with 8:50 left. Less than two minutes later, Behrens scored and put Bronxville in front for good, the game's fifth lead change.
With a chance to forge a ninth tie, the Lakers could not do so, and with 3:02 left Michael Crawford, off a feed from Grass, made it 12-10. As Cazenovia desperately tried to clear the ball in the waning seconds, Tucker Duncan added a last-second goal.