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Sunday, June 5, 2016: Corning boys beat F-M in overtime

   Leading off today: Cale Donegan cashed in a man-up goal with 58 seconds left in overtime Saturday to give Corning an 11-10 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys Class A lacrosse quarterfinals.

   Corning tied the game with 1:17 left in regulation on a Jake McNaney goal. Hawks goalie Garrett Lazore stopped the Hornets' only shot in overtime before Donegan's deciding goal advanced Corning to a Wednesday semifinal vs. Victor, the 2015 state champ in Class B.

   Corning overcame a 9-6 deficit in the final 12 minutes by out-shooting the Hornets 13-2. The Hawks got goals from Devon Sullivan, Aidan Olmstead and Cale Donegan to tie the game 9-9 with 6:23 left in regulation. F-M went up 10-9 with 1:47 left on a James Rettinger goal, but McNaney's goal 30 seconds later forced overtime.

   "These kids just find a way," Corning coach Chris Hogue told The Leader. "They make big plays when they have to. They're a great group to watch."

   More Class A lacrosse: Ward Melville defeated Syosset 9-5 to capture its 17th Long Island title. The Patriots and goalie D.J. Kellerman held the Braves to their lowest goal total since 2014.

   "It's a great defense," said senior defender John Day told Newsday. "We play well together. D.J. played out of his mind today and we just came together as a group."

   Ward Melville took leads of 4-0 and 9-3 en route to advancing.

   CSH advances: Cold Spring Harbor jumped out to a six-goal lead and then held on for an 8-5 win against Babylon in the Class C quarterfinals.

   Sophomore attacker Kevin Winkoff scored three times in the first half to help build a 7-1 lead.

   "I'm not really known as a star on this team," Winkoff said. "I'm more of a role player. Ninety percent of my goals are set up from other players. I'm just happy to help the team and get all the goals we need."

   CSH goalie Devin Burdo made 10 saves to help advance his team to Wednesday's semifinals vs. Pleasantville.

   "We're not settling for anything less," Winkoff said. "This team isn't satisfied with just the Long Island championship. We want to win it all."

   Rematch ahead: Cazenovia surrendered two early goals but shut out Maine-Endwell for three quarters and scored a 16-3 win in the Class C quarterfinals. Jake Stowell scored four goals, Cole Willard had three (along with three assists) and Thomas Bragg, Jake Lewis, Derek White and John Williams tallied twice apiece for the Lakers.

   The Lakers, who have played in three straight state Class C finals (losing the last two) are heading for their fourth consecutive semifinal against Penn Yan.

   Penn Yan moved into the semifinals with a 17-6 win over Akron, scoring the final six goals of the first half for an 11-3 advantage. Sean Emerson paced Penn Yan with half a dozen goals, Craig Gerhardt scored five and Austin Fingar added four.

   Cazenovia has ended Penn Yan's season in the semifinals three years running.

   "The first thing I'll tell these kids is this is a different team, and they have a different team," said Mustangs coach Brian Hobart. "Kids come, kids go, and it's us against them in 2016, this group against that group."

   Girls lacrosse: Katie Comerford scored with :53.7 left in overtime to give Yorktown a 10-9 win over Niskayuna in the Class B quarterfinals and its first berth in the final four since 2011.

   Comerford received a pass in stride from Casey Duff from behind the net before getting off her winning shot.


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  •    "Katie's the absolute best at getting open," Duff said. "I saw her and I knew she was going to catch it and put it in the back of the net, and that's what she did."

       Another Sec. 5 sweep: Since the state lacrosse tournament started in 1995, Section 5 has compiled a 55-1 record against Section 6 in the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals. The Rochester area swept Saturday;s contests as Pittsford downed Lancaster 19-3 in Class A, Victor topped Hamburg 23-9 in Class B and Honeoye Falls-Lima handled Lake Shore 12-7.

       The same three Section 5 teams advanced to last year;s semifinals, too. HF-L is making the trip for the eighth time in nine years.

       "We're extremely motivated. Last year was a really close game," HF-L junior Caitlin Muir, who scored five goals Saturday, said about last year's 8-5 semifinal loss to Mount Sinai, "and we're coming back with a little bit of a fire under our butt because we want to win."

       In Class B, Emily Hawryschuk led the way with seven goals and three assists.

       Track and field: The Huntington 1,600-meter relay of Kyree Johnson, Shane McGuire, Lawrence Leake and Infinite Tucker broke the Section 11 record with a time of 3:15.48 in the Suffolk County state qualifier. The time broke the Suffolk record of 3:16.66 by Amityville in 2002.

       "It's always something in the back of our mind," Johnson told Newsday. "We're always thinking about trying to set new records and ultimately be the best."

       In addition to the relay title, there were individual titles from McGuire in the 800 meters, Tucker in the long jump and both hurdles races and Johnson in the 400.

        • There were at least three grade-level state marks set in various state qualifiers over the weekend. Katelyn Tuohy (North Rockland) set a New York mark for eighth-graders in the 1,500 meters at 4:30.21, Mary Hennelly (Suffern) broke the eighth-grade standard in the steeplechase at 6:46.84 and Sam Affolder (Carthage) broke the freshman mark in the boys steeplechase at 9:29.24.

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