Back home 24 hours later, Skaneateles celebrated Senior Night and quickly got back into the win column, overwhelming Bishop Ludden/Bishop Grimes 16-1.
Never threatened, the Lakers built up a 13-0 lead by halftime, and the cushion allowed the entire roster to see action as 11 different players eventually scored goals.
Strods and Cullen McGlynn, each with two goals and three assists, set the pace, while Dawley found the net three times. Duggan also had two goals as Owen Kuhns, Kevin Goetzmann, Mark Goetzmann, John Parsons, Connor Hill, Colin Foehl and Alex Dunn had one goal apiece.
Yet even with that defeat, Skaneateles, with an 11-5 regular-season record, drew the no. 2 seed for the Section III Class C playoffs and, more importantly, earned a first-round bye in a field of 14 where only Cazenovia (the top seed) also got a bye.
Still, that won’t make it easier for Skaneateles, as it would face no. 7 seed Homer (who survived a tense 6-5 opening-round game Saturday over no. 10 seed Watertown IHC) in Tuesday night’s quarterfinals at Hyatt Stadium.
The semifinals, between the winner of this game and the survivor of a quarterfinal between no. 4 seed Marcellus and no. 5 seed Westhill, are Thursday at Chittenango High School, and the sectional final is Saturday at 2:30 at the Carrier Dome.