The top two seeds advanced in contrasting style on Tuesday as Potsdam Central doubled OFA 12-6 and Canton Central rallied late to deny Heuvelton Central 12-11 in the semi-finals of the Section 10 Class C girls lacrosse playoffs.
Potsdam, which was eliminated in the opening round of last years tournament, will now get set to take on the defending champion Lady Golden Bears on Thursday at the SUNY Canton turf field starting at 5 p.m. The Lady Sandstoners won the two regular season meetings this spring.
Potsdam 12, OFA 6: At the Potsdam turf field, Hannah Drecshel anchored a balanced attack with four goals as the Lady Sandstoners steadily worked their way to a 6-1 halftime lead. Kalie Grant tallied three goals an an assist. Kiona Loran struck for a pair of goals while Matisyn Beamer (1 assist), Annette Rishe and Paige McCabe connected for singletons.
Sky Hoover paced the Lady Blue Devils with three goals. Danielle Guimond, Mackenzie Bresett and Hunter Shaver broke through for the others.
Katelyn Bloom turned aside 13 shots working the crease for the win as the Lady Sandstoners raised their overall record to 13-3 heading into Thursdays title game. Marissa Foster made five saves in the losing cause.
Canton 12, Heuvelton 11: At the high school lacrosse field, Angelina Vecchio tied the game with 34 seconds left and Rachael Huntley connected 14 seconds later as the Lady Bears overcame an 11-10 deficit for the win.
Canton led 6-3 at halftime but Heuvelton rallied to tie the score at 6-6. Canton built a 8-6 lead and but Heuvelton eventually stormed back for a 11-10 advantage.
Huntley finished with four goals while Vecchio, Emily Pinckney and Tessa Knight each scored twice. Mimi Husenic and Courtney Marsh also scored as Megan Howard stopped nine shots.
For Heuvelton, Corine Sherwood and Olivia St. Pierre each scored four goals while Jackie Sovie scored twice. Alexa Steele finished with a goal and Heather Thompson made six saves.