But instead of folding, the Bees played a superb second half, especially on the defensive side, where Samantha Ward, Lauren Paul, Lexie Pastore, Natalie Kaufman and Jaclyn Hingre contained the Barons and goalie Nicole Burrows made most of her eight saves.
But B’ville could not quite catch up, as Marjorie Dehm and Hailey Couchman were the only players to score twice. Glory Johnson, Andrea Walker and Kylee Scott had one goal apiece.
The girls Bees ended up with the no. 4 seed in the six-team Class A sectional bracket, knowing that a win over no. 5 seed Syracuse in next Tuesday’s opening round will mean a semifinal confrontation with top seed West Genesee Friday at CBA’s Alibrandi Stadium, leading to the May 27 title game at the Carrier Dome.
That is just the first half of a doubleheader on Tuesday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
B’ville’s boys lacrosse side has the no. 3 seed in Class A, playing a quarterfinal against no. 6 seed Cicero-North Syracuse, with the winner to go to C-NS’s Bragman Stadium for Thursday’s semifinal against West Genesee or Liverpool. The final is May 24 at the Dome, facing off at noon.