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Sunday, June 12, 2016: Victor runs win streak to 44 with Class A championship

   Leading off today: Dan Barrow scored the go-ahead goal with 2:32 remaining to lift Victor to a 7-5 triumph against Ward Melville for the NYSPHSAA boys Class A lacrosse championship Saturday.

   The Blue Devils, who have won 44 consecutive games, won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B crown a year ago.

   Ward Melville took a 5-4 lead as Connor Grippe scored with 5:08 left in the third quarter and Eddie Munoz connected 55 seconds into the fourth quarter.

   Victor's Jamie Trimboli tied the game with 5:01 left, then Barrow scored less than two and a half minutes later. After a hard-fought faceoff win by T.D. Ierlan, the Blue Devils got insurance in the form of Max Lambert's goal with 1:48 remaining.

   The Blue Devils averaged 16 goals a game entering the final but trailed 3-1 at the half.

   Boys Class B: Jamesville-DeWitt played a dominating fourth quarter and defeated Yorktown 9-6 for its first championship since going back-to-back in 2010-11.

   Junior attackman Ryan Archer paced the Red Rams with three goals and two assists. Senior Grayson Burns registered a hat trick and Griffin Cook connected twice.

   Yorktown had won two previous finals against J-D, which has now won four NYSPHSAA titles.

   "It's very difficult," J-D coach Jamie Archer told "We've done it a few times, and every time you win it you don't know when you're going to get back. That's what makes it so special."

   Red Rams junior Jack Mulvihill won the first five faceoffs of the fourth quarter as J-D extended its one-goal lead to an 8-5 margin, and Burns did all of his scoring in the final 12 minutes.

   "It's the fourth quarter of your senior year," Burns said. "You've only got so much time left, so you've got to just let everything go at that point."

   Yorktown coach David Marr was ejected with 1:31 left after being hit with his second unsportsmanlike penalty after vehemently protesting an offsides call.

   Boys Class C: Cold Spring Harbor cruised to a 15-4 win over Penn Yan to capture a second straight state title at Middletown High School.

   CSH led 10-1 at halftime. Kevin Winkoff (three goals) and Ian Laviano (four goals, one assist) each scored two goals in the first quarter and the Seahawks scored four times in the final 2:07 to lead 5-1 after the opening 12 minutes.

   "We came out on fire today, throughout the whole game we were on fire," Laviano told Newsday. "We didn't let them get any breathing room. We just put pedal to the metal."

   Defensively, Cold Spring Harbor limited Penn Yan to eight goals under its season average.

   "(They) all did such a great job defensively to hold a very good team to four goals is something to be said," Seahawks coach Dennis Bonn said.

   Girls Class A: Emily Ehle scored three times and Madison Cook and Rachel Ziemba each connected twice to help Syracuse CBA complete its perfect season with an 11-6 win vs. Pittsford in Cortland.

   In the past five seasons, CBA has won NYSPHSAA championships in Class C (2011), Class B (2013) and now Class A.

   "We wanted to be undefeated the entire season," Cook told "Right from game one to now, it's been three long months of practices. I couldn't be more proud of the team I'm on. Being undefeated and being state champs, it's unbelievable."

   CBA rattled off the first four goals of the game from four different players -- Amanda Fess, Olivia Penoyer, Ehle and Cook.

   "We had such a deep team," Cook said. "Everyone on the team can produce. That was the best start we could


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       The Panthers cut the deficit to 5-3 at halftime, but a pair of yellow cards early in the second half put the Section 5 champions in a deep hole.

       "They were good calls," Pittsford coach Donovan Lopez said. "My kids were working hard. It's really unfortunate for us that they were within 25 seconds of each other. Now we play two men down, and we can't defend that against CBA. You make those mistakes, you're going to lose to a team like CBA."

       The Brothers capitalized with four goals in a span of 1:26. Cook and Ehle (twice) scored with CBA up two players and Sam McKenna made it 9-3 while still in a man-up situation.

       Girls Class B: Garden City overwhelmed York-town 16-5 for its first title in four years on the strength of a great all-around performance from Katie Muldoon.

       The senior controlled eight consecutive draws early and rolled up two goals and three assists for the Trojans in the first five minutes.

       "This is a dream come true for our team," Muldoon told Newsday. "We never got to experience this and this is the opportunity of a lifetime. We really wanted to get the momentum going, that's how our team works. We get momentum, so if we have a fall through on defense, we still have a comfortable lead and can pull through."

       Muldoon and Kerry Defliese scored two goals apiece in Garden City's opening 7-0 run. Yorktown cut the deficit to 9-5 at the half, but Garden City mirrored its fast start with another 7-0 run to open the second half.

       Girls Class C: Mount Sinai's defense shut down Skaneateles 12-3 for the Mustangs' second straight crown and third NYSPHSAA title in four years.

       "We're really a defensive team, and we've proved that all year," goalie Hannah Van Middelem (five saves) said after Mount Sinai held Skaneateles scoreless for 32:38.

       Skaneateles forged an early 1-1 tie before Mount Sinai racked up seven unanswered goals by six different scorers -- Camryn Harloff (two), Erica Shea, Meghan Walker, Leah Nonnenmann, Meaghan Tyrrell and Rayna Sabella. Tyrrell and Shea each scored twice more in the final 12 minutes.

       More later: Saturday was a big day for championships in other sports as well. We'll have baseball, softball and track and field highlights a bit later.

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