Cazenovia Outlasts Salmon River; Massena Falls in State Playoffs

Final Regular Season Standings

x-Salmon River
St. Lawrence Ctl.
Saranac Lake
W-L   GB   NonLg
14-0     -        1-0
11-3     3       0-1
10-4     4       0-2
  7-7     7       0-0
  6-8     8       0-0
4-10   10       0-0
3-11   11       0-0
0-14   14       0-0

(includes a double forfeit)


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Salmon River’s Myles Jacobs (18) wraps around Cazenovia defender T.J. Connellan (33) and blasts a shot on goal, but is stopped by goalie Brendan Whalen. The defending state champion Lakers led the Shamrocks 5-3 entering the fourth quarter. Cazenovia went on to win 7-4 in Class C regional playoffs.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

2014 Section X & New York State Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Lacrosse Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014

Class B Region II Championship at Potsdam HS
Jamesville-Dewitt (III) 18, Massena (X) 4
Class C Region II Championship at Potsdam HS
Cazenovia (III) 7, Salmon River (X) 4



Class B Championship at SUNY Canton
(#1) Massena 15, (#3) Potsdam 5
Class C Championship at SUNY Canton
(#1) Salmon River 22, (#2) Canton 8



Section X Class B Semifinals
Massena 17, Colton-Pierrepont 2
Potsdam 10, Ogdensburg 9

Section X Class C Semifinals
Salmon River 18, Saranac Lake 3
Canton 12, St. Lawrence Central 8

J-D's Solid First Half Sinks Massena in State Playoffs

Jamesville-Dewitt’s Ryan Durkin (21) spins past Massena defenseman Ryan Thomas (21) to create the breakaway for J-D’s 10th goal. Jamesville-Dewitt took a dominant early lead with seven goals in the first quarter and 15-0 lead at the half. The Rams beat Massena 18-4 in N.Y. State Class B regional playoffs.   (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Jordan Robert (12) looks to steal the ball from Jamesville-Dweitt’s Ryan MeKee (4) at midfield. Jamesville-Dewitt unleashed 10 second-period goals and led 15-0 at the half, en route to an 18-4 victory over the Massena Red Raiders in the New York State Class B quarterfinal at Potsdam. Massena received single goals from four different players: Dalton Mullin, Evan Kassian, Jordan Robert and Ross Driscoll. Tyler Armstrong collected 15 saves in the Massena net. Griffin Feiner scored four goals, while Grayson Burns chipped in three markers for Jamesville-DeWitt.

Salmon River Beats Canton for 7th Class C Title in row

Salmon River’s Kason Tarbell (14) and Canton’s Cody Moore (25) battle for possession of the ball to begin the Section X Class C Championship. The Shamrocks led the Golden Bears 13-6 at the half, before breaking away to capture the victory 22-8 and repeat as the Section X Class C Boys Lacrosse Champions.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Isaac Thrasher (10) looks for an open shot on Salmon River goalkeeper Tazz Oakes (1). The Salmon River Shamrocks forged their seventh straight Section X Class C title with a 22-8 victory over the Canton Golden Bears. The undefeated Shamrocks, 17-0 overall, have the daunting task of facing undefeated, defending Section III and state champion Cazenovia in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs at Potsdam Central at 3:30 PM on Saturday. Salmon River rolled out to an 8-2 lead after the first quarter and 13-6 at the half, before stretching the lead to 20-7 after the third frame. Allen Jacobs anchored the Shamrock attack with five goals and an assist, while Russ Oakes slipped in the four goals and offered four helpers. Kyle Lewis, who contributed three goals and four assists, was named Section X Most Valuable Player in the award ceremony that followed. Other high scorers included Trenton Tarbell with four goals and Skkyler Thomas with three scores and two assists. Oakes stopped six shots on goal. For Canton, Peyton VanBibber led the way with three goals, while Jake Facey added two scores. The Golden Bears closed their season at 11-7 overall.

Canton Pulls Away in 4th QTr. To Eliminate Larries

Canton's Mark Mahoney (7) fires a point-blank shot on St. Lawrence Central goalie Kody Kocsis who made the save. Mahoney scored a goal. Garret Glasgow, Peyton Vanbibber, Cody Moore and Isaac Thrasher all scored two goals to lead Canton to a 12-8 win over the Larries in the Section X Class C semifinals.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Canton's Cody Moore (25) attempts to attack the net, but get tangled up by St. Lawrence Central defender Ben Clark (18).  After leading 7-6 late in the third quarter, the Canton Golden Bears broke open a four-goal lead, then held off the St. Lawrence Central Larries for a 12-8 victory in the Section X Class C semifinals in Canton. Peyton VanBibber, Garret Glasgow, Isaac Thrasher and Cody Moore all scored two goals each. Gage Emerson, Louden Porter, Josh Huiatt, Jake Facey and Mark Mahoney each contributed singletons. The Larries were led by Marshall Berninghausen’s hat trick, while Jake Sutton added a pair of goals. Brody Simonds, Styles Arquiett and Luke Collins all scored once. Canton advances to face Salmon River in the Section X Class C championship on May 27th at SUNY Canton. St. Lawrence Central closed its season at 6-9 overall.

Salmon River Jumps On Saranac Lake in Semifinal

Salmon River’s Skkylar Thomas (15) drives a hard shot past Saranac Lake defender James Murane (19) for a goal to put the Shamrocks ahead 5-0 in the first quarter. Salmon River took a commanding early lead over the Red Storm, drilling eight goals in the first half to capture an 18-3 win  in the Section X Class C semifinal.  (Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Saranac Lake’s Blake Barnstein (11) races past Salmon River defender Bryston Burns (6) and charges toward the goal. A fast start for the Salmon River Shamrocks set the stage for an 18-3 victory to eliminate the Saranac Lake Red Storm in the Section X Class C semifinals. The top-seeded Shamrocks got a four-goal performance from Karonhiate Lazore. Skkylar Thomas pitched in three goals with two assists. Kyle Lewis, Frank David and Bryton Burns all scored twice. Saranac Lake was led by Jeff Stevens with two goals and Oliver Holmes with one goal. The still-undefeated and top-seeded Shamrocks (15-0) will advance to face #2-seeded Canton in the Class C championship game on May 27th at SUNY Canton.

Cazenovia Holds To Beat Salmon River 7-4 in States

Salmon River’s Myles Jacobs (18) wraps around Cazenovia defender T.J. Connellan (33) and blasts a shot on goal, but is stopped by goalie Brendan Whalen. The defending state champion Lakers led the Shamrocks 5-3 entering the fourth quarter. Cazenovia went on to win 7-4 in N.Y. State Class C regional playoffs.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Cazenovia Jacob Maxwell (24) drills a shot on goal, but the ball just bounces off the crossbar. The top two undefeated state-ranked teams reprised their perennial post-season encounter with a defensive lookdown in the New York State Class C quarterfinal at Potsdam on Saturday. The defending state champion Cazenovia Lakers outdueled the Salmon River Shamrocks 7-4 on the strength of a pair of fourth-quarter goals by Cole Willard. The loss was the first of the season for the Shamrocks who wind up their season at 16-1. Cazenovia broke out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game. Neither team scored in the second period. Salmon River drew within a goal at 4-3, after Trenton Tarbell and Kyle Lewis scored back-to-back markers. Alex Hunt buried a goal late in the period that opened the Laker lead to 5-3. Willard’s back-to-back scores just three minutes apart in the fourth quarter gave Cazenovia critical separation to put the Shamrocks away. Dalton Roundpoint got a final score for Salmon River on a fast break. Trevor Cross finished with 10 saves for the Lakes. Tazz Oakes stopped nine shots for Salmon River. 

Massena Captures Class B Title in 15-5 Win vs. Potsdam

The Massena Red Raiders celebrate after beating Potsdam 15-5 for the Section X Class B Championship. The Raiders took a commanding 11-2 lead by the half over the Sandstoners. Massena advances to the New York State Class B playoffs to face Jamesville-Dewitt at Potsdam on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Dylan Gruneisen (9) attempts to break free from Massena’s Dylan Stone (10) as he charges toward goal. The Massena Red Raiders exploded for nine goals in the first quarter, then cruised to a 15-5 victory over the Potsdam Sandstoners in the Section X Class B championship at SUNY Canton. The Raiders’ Nick Henrie anchored the strong start with three goals and four assists in the first 12 minutes of the contest. Henrie finished with six assists overall. Sako Rourke added four goals and one assist, while Evan Kassian contributed two goals and two assists. Patrick LaGrow, Ross Driscoll, Ryan Thomas and Kendrick Angus each registered a goal and an assist. Massena goalies Troy Benedict and Tyler Armstrong stopped a combined 11 shots to backstop championship victory. Potsdam was led by Sam Woods who scored three times and Max Warden who tallied two goals. Potsdam keeper Chase Palmer collected 11 saves. Massena will advance to face Jamesville-Dewitt in the opening round of the New York State Class B playoffs. The Sandstoners ended their season at 5-11 overall.

Potsdam Rallies To Upset O.F.A. 10-9 in Semifinal

Potsdam's Billy Bergan (16) goes "top shelf" for a goal in the Section X Class C semifinals. Sam Woods led the third-seeded Sandstoners with four goals and two assists. Potsdam rallied from a 7-2 deficit late in the second quarter to capture a 10-9 victory over #2-seeded Ogdensburg in the playoff semifinal.   (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Austin-Morley Sloan (1) drills a low shot on net, but the drive is kicked out by Potsdam goalie Chase Palmer (14). Potsdam needed a strong fourth quarter and got it with five unanswered goals in overcoming an earlier 7-2 deficit and beating the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 10-9 in the Section X Class C semifinals. Potsdam’s Josh Sanchez netted his third goal of the game, proving to be the game-winner with just a minute and a half to play. He also contributed two assists. Sam Woods netted five goals, while Max Worden scored twice. Billy Bergan and Corson Green also contributed scores. Andrew Roddy led Ogdensburg four goals, while Taylor Richardson tossed in three scores. Potsdam will advance to face top-seeded Massena in the Section X Class C championship. Ogdensburg closed its season at 7-8 overall.

Massena Drops Colton-Pierrepont 17-2 in Semifinal

Massena’s Dalton Mullin (6) charges past Colton-Pierrepont defender Ethan Knight (2) at midfield for an open breakaway attempt on goal. The Red Raiders scored four goals in the opening four minutes of play to pull away from the Colts and grab a 17-2 win in the Section X Class B semifinals and Wednesday.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Zach Koszan (19) takes a shot and scores a goal over three Colton-Pierrepont defenders. The Red Raiders racked up an early 11-1 lead, then cruised to a 17-2 win over #4-seeded Colton-Pierrepont in the Section X Class B semifinals. Sako Rourke and Nick Henrie both netted hat tricks for the Raiders who improved to 12-5 overall. Ryan Thomas, Ross Driscoll and Hunter Pyke buried two goals each for top-seeded Massena. The Colts were led by Noah Whalen and Mark Dumas who scored one goal each. The Raiders advance to face #3-seeded Potsdam in the championship game on May 27th at SUNY Canton.