BRASHER FALLS - Massena Savings and Loan claimed the 2012 Northern New York Box Lacrosse High School Division playoff championship on Monday by pulling away to a 20-11 decision over B&W Quick Stop at the Tri-Town Arena.
Ben Sprague, the Ogdensburg Pepsi Player of the Game, led the winning attack with six goals and two assists. Luke Collins (1 assist) and Tyler Simms contributed three goals apiece while Kyle Montroy broke through for a pair. Luke Arquiett (4 assists), Bill Bergan (3 assists) and Hunter Storrin connected for the other goals. Matt Thibault also aided winning effort along with Kyle White while Brian LaBier and Jack Keenan served as coaches.
Ian Lynch netted four goals in the losing cause followed by Isaiah Lyon with three. Player of the game Garrett Clark notched a solo goal along with Eric Lynch while Trent Dow logged a solo assist. Also contributing for B&W Quick Stop, which rose from the fourth seed to earn a spot in the playoff final, were Owen Kowalchuk, Sean Green, Eli Kocsis, Paul Steenburg and Jeff Bain. Nate Cole and Ryan Cole coached the team.
In the consolation game, top-seeded Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas held on for a 21-17 win over Rons Agridrainage.
Elementary Division action on the final night of the 21st season saw Adirondack Aikido down Dow Electric 14-5 in a regulation matchup. Dow Electric salvaged a split on the night by outscoring Adirondack Aikido 32-29 in a multi-ball game.
Enbridge SLG 21, Rons 17: Cody Burns struck for six goals to lead the way offensively as Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas raced out to a quick 8-1 advantage and led 19-9 midway through the second half before Rons Agridrainage reeled off seven straight points to cut the deficit to 19-17 with three minutes remaining. Drew Rose tallied three goals and an assist toward the win. Josh Fredericks (3 assists), Reese Evans (2 assists), Zach St. Hilaire (1 assist) and Skyler Burns added two goals each. Tyler Kowalchuk added a goal and two assists and Ryan Perry logged a pair of helpers.
For Rons, Jake Sheets fashioned a hattrick. Ethan Beeson and Blake Baldwin each generated two goals and three assists. Nick Randall and Brady Simons both scored twice. Zach Ward (1 assist), Will Gerber, Nick Henrie and Lucas Beeson all finished with solo goals.
Four goaltenders split crease duties over the course of the two games. Kyle Cook turned aside 27 shots. Kody Kocsis had 21 saves while producing four goals and four assists. Cash Feeley (1 assist) and Parker Hornung each finished with 16 stops.
Adirondack 14, Dow Electric 5: Matt Berg anchored the winning offense with four goals. Jayden Ashley, Tyler Bethel, Gabe Hornung and Shawn Hornung added two goals each. Jarrett St. Hilaire (3 assists) and Carter Rose (1 assist) both netted solo goals while Cash Feeley made 10 saves backstopping the win.
For Dow Electric, Gary Terrance fashioned two goals while Luke Bronchetti, Brendan Stowell and Jonah Burnett each scored once and Myles Bordeleau worked the crease for eight saves.
Dow Electric 32, Adirondack Aikido 29: In the second game where multiple balls were put into play and neither team used a goaltender, Logan Auger led the winning attack with four goals. Jah Robertson, Myles Bordeleau and Jonah Beeson finished with three goals apiece. Luke Bronchetti, Olivia Hunter, Ethan Chatterton, Gary Terrance, Jonah Burnett and Logan Peer each scored twice while Reilly Donohue struck for a singleton.
Jayden Ashley and Zach Chapman had four goals apiece in the losing cause. Matt Berg, Jarred St. Hilaire, Zach Dumas and Esther Barksdale contributed three goals each. Shawn Hornung and Hunter Arquiett added two goals each while Cash Feeley, Mike Donie, Gabe Hornung and Damien Rotach both netted solo goals.
Rose was named player of the game for Adirondack Aikido while Bordeleau was selected Dow Electric. St. Hilaire and Stowell were presented with lacrosse sticks crafted from wood and donated by Tim Berg for their efforts on the final night of the season.
League Director Chris Rose offered thanks to the six team sponsors and Ogdensburg Pepsi for their support this summer. He also thanked Mary Brothers for her timekeeping and scorekeeping efforts.