Leading off today:
Junior Reid Martin scored with 44.1 seconds left in the fourth overtime Thursday, carrying Canisius to a 7-6 win over Nichols for the Monsignor Martin Association boys lacrosse championship.
"Honestly, I just saw I had an opening, so I took the shot,” Martin, who missed six games with a broken hand this spring, told The Buffalo News. "I had a lot of opportunities in the overtime. It was frustrating. I had to finish one for my team. ... Everyone kept telling me I would put it in the back of the net sooner or later. It was really exciting."
Nichols thought it had the game won with 2:55 left in the third overtime period only to have the goal called back because of a crease violation. Before the Vikings realized the goal was waved off by the officials, they had rushed the field to start celebrating what they thought was their first playoff title since 2005.
Canisius advances to the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association championship game in Uniondale next weekend.
More boys lacrosse: Eric Greenberg scored 17 seconds into OT for his sixth goal of the contest to carry Mamaroneck past Mahopac 12-11 for the Section 1 Class A championship.
Greenberg came running onto the field after Reed Malas secured a ground ball on the faceoff, collected the quick pass and ran into open field.
"I saw a lot of green, and I like my right more than my left, I think most people know that, so I ran as fast as I could to the right and tried to create offense," Greenberg told The Journal News. "Once I released it, it looked good. I stared it down, saw it went in the net and just started running."
Girls lacrosse: With four seconds left, Gabby Rosenzweig was ready for a chance to break a 9-9 tie with a free-position chance from the right side. And that's all she needed.
Rosenzweig fired past Yorktown goalie Nikki Prestiano as time expired to give Somers a 10-9, come-from-behind win over Yorktown in the Section 1 Class B final.
Yorktown is ranked fourth and Somers fifth in the most recent state Class B ratings.
"The adrenaline really kicked in, and my sister looked at me and said, 'Gabby, you are burying this shot," Rosenzweig told The Journal News. "It motivated me; I looked around at my teammates, I just wanted to do it for them."
Continuity: Will Hayes, an assistant coach during the run to the NYSPHSAA Class B championship last year and a Mattituck graduate, has been named the Tuckers' new boys soccer coach.