May 31, 2014
Cazenovia junior defender Eli Mitchell (11) makes a check in front of goalie Trevor Cross during Saturday's Class C regional final at SUNY-Potsdam. Mitchell and his fellow defenders made many key stops during the Lakers' 7-4 victory over the Shamrocks.
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Defense carries Caz to state semifinal against Penn Yan
Each of the previous two times the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team claimed a state Class C championship, it had to endure a fair amount of stress at the hands - and sticks - of Salmon River. Now, going for a third state title, the Lakers again had to face the Shamrocks, again was pushed to the limit - and again made it through, prevailing 7-4 in Saturday's regional final at SUNY-Potsdam.