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The End of the Season

Thirty-four teams had already cleaned out the lockers and only Canandaigua was still playing today after an exciting season during which the Braves continually improved. Today, however, they were playing against a team from Garden City which, very much like their own team, had a very strong defensive unit and the willingness to work hard.

GARDEN CITY 8  - CANANDAIGUA 1  - NYS CHAMPIONSHIP - The game started out with both teams testing each other, looking for weaknesses. That was not easily done as Garden City has at least eight players committed to college lacrosse programs and Canandaigua has five. As expected the game started with faceoffs. Jack Cascadden, 6`3`` and 215 headed to Cornell next fall won 9 of 13 draws to give the Trojans more than fair share of ball time. He also ended the game with 2g-1a.

After a couple of trips up and down the field, junior Jack Archer scored on a sweep from out front at 7:15 and then scored again at 6:20 after beating his man on an outside dodge. Freshman attackman Drew Williamee scored on an inside roll dodge at 1:15 and the quarter ended at 2-1.  There was no scoring in the second quarter and Garden City took that 2-1 lead into halftime.

After halftime adjustments, the Trojans took off with four unanswered goals in the third quarter including three in a a little over a minute as Archer scored at 7:20 and seven seconds later Cascadden won his draw and took it to the goal. Henry Gibbons scored on a backside dodge to end the third quarter with the Trojans up 6-1.

Garden City scored two more in the last quarter. The last goal was scored on an empty net, when the Braves sent junior goalie Jack Faiola out of the crease to help force a Garden City turnover. Faiola continued his NYS tournament performance, making numerous demonstrative saves. Canandaigua stats were not available at post time.      [BOX SCORE] 

Joey Giggie

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