Lacrosse roundup: Late Stanko goal lifts BH-BL

Burnt Hills and LaSalle players battle for possession during a boys’ lacrosse game Monday in Burnt Hills.
Burnt Hills and LaSalle players battle for possession during a boys’ lacrosse game Monday in Burnt Hills.

Jake Stanko scored off a Darien LaPietro assist with five seconds left to give Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake a 9-8 Section II Class B quarterfinal win over LaSalle Monday.

Burnt Hills led 5-1 at the half and 7-2 in the third quarter before LaSalle roared back and tied the game at eight on a Corbin LaFleur goal with 25 seconds to go.

“A lot of things didn’t go our way, but to the boys’ credit, they continued to play hard for 48 minutes and found a way at the end,” BH-BL coach Tom Schwan said. “They showed great composure.”

Following LaFleur’s tying goal, third-seeded Burnt Hills (12-5) called a time out after Riley Holzman won a faceoff and passed to Alec Lind.

“We played a two-man game with Darien and Jake,” Schwan said. “Both of their [LaSalle] guys jumped Darien and he found Jake, and Jake buried it.”

Ty McHerron had four goals and an assist for Burnt Hills, which will play at second-seed Ballston Spa in a Thursday semifinal at 4:15 p.m. Burnt Hills defeated Ballston Spa in last year’s Class B final 17-9, and the Scotties topped the Spartans earlier this season 12-9.

LaFleur had four goals and an assist, and Sebastian Geiger also had four goals for sixth-seeded LaSalle (6-10).

Ballston Spa (14-3) defeated seventh-seeded Troy 15-4 to earn its matchup with Burnt Hills.

Alex Yerou led the Scotties with five goals, Joe McDonald had a goal and four assists, Zac Schuette had a hat trick, and Damian Randall made eight saves while surrendering one first-half goal. Tyrone Jones scored two goals for Troy (6-11).

Columbia edged Foothills Council champion Queensbury 9-8 in another Class B quarterfinal.

Shane Wyman had four goals and an assist for fifth-seeded Columbia (8-9), which plays at No. 1 Niskayuna (14-2) Thursday at 4:15 p.m. Fourth-seeded Queensbury (13-4) got three goals and an assist from Colin Cunningham.

In Class D, Hoosick Falls beat Maple Hill 9-8 in overtime.


Amy Moreau more than doubled Johnstown’s goal output with nine to go with three assists, and Schuylerville soared to a 22-4 Class D semifinal win over the Lady Bills.

Alison Burnham had five goals and an assist for the top-seeded Black Horses, who take on Catholic Central’s second-year varsity in Wedneday’s 6 p.m. final at Mohonasen. Schuylerville lost to Scotia-Glenville in the 2016 Class C final.

Catholic Central, the No. 2 seed, earned its first title-game appearance with a 12-10 win over Greenwich.

Grace Field had three goals and two assists for the Crusaders, and Colleen McDonnell collected three goals. Colby Youndt paced No. 3 Greenwich with five goals and an assist.

Class C No. 1 seed Albany Academy beat Averill Park 8-6 and will meet Burnt Hills Wednesday at 4 p.m.

LaSalle    0 1 3 4 — 8
BH-BL    3 2 2 2 — 9
LaSalle scoring: Corbin LaFleur 4-1, Sebastian Geiger 4-0, Nick Zalucky 0-1, Erik Zimmerman 0-1, Sam Haita 0-1, Logan Descanio 0-1. BH-BL scoring: Ty McHerron 4-1, Darien LaPietro 1-2, Jake Stanko 1-2, Gordy Adams 0-1, Mike LeVan 1-1, Alec Lind 2-0.
Goalkeepers: LaSalle, Mike Scott, 21 saves. BH-BL, Dan Biesty, 12 saves.
Troy    1 0 2 1 —  4
Ballston Spa    6 3 2 4 — 15
Troy scoring: Ryan Bruno 1-0, Jake Bertrand 1-0, Tyrone Jones 2-0. Ballston Spa scoring: Alex Yerou 5-0, Joe McDonald 1-4, Zac Schuette 3-0, Alex Klein 2-0, Sam Swingruber 2-0, Ethan TYhomas 0-2, Aidan Klein 1-0, Lucas Bennice 1-1, Austin Deskewicz 0-1.
Goalkeepers: Troy, Casey Episcopo, 8 saves. Ballston Spa, Damian Randall, 8 saves.
Columbia    3 1 4 1 — 9
Queensbury    2 1 4 1 — 8
Columbia scoring: Shane Wyman 4-1, John Hawkins 2-2, Owen Stefenko 2-1, Ricker Fredricks 1-0. Queensbury scoring: Colin Cunningham 3-1, James Conway 1-1, Joe Gerardi 1-1, Alex Chirgwin 1-0, Sean Collins 1-0, Nico Mattia 1-0, Dawson LaLuna 0-1.
Goalkeepers: Columbia, Matt Deyette, 6 saves. Queensbury, Kellen Gannon, 4 saves; Cole Carpenter, 5 saves.

Johnstown     4  0 —   4
Schuylerville    11 11 — 22
Johnstown scoring: Abey Hollister 1-0, Alexander Queeney 3-0. Schuylerville scoring: Amy Moreau 9-3, Calarie Bowden 1-0, Hailey Abruscato 1-0, Alison Burnham 5-1, Morgan Gunter 2-1, Cassie Patrick 0-2, Grace Hanehan 1-0, Rachael VanKueren 3-0.
Goalkeepers: Johnstown, Emily Wheelis, 13 saves. Schuylerville, Brooke Carpenter, 5 saves.
CCHS    4 8 — 12
Greenwich    5 5 — 10
CCHS scoring: Colleen McDonald 3-0, Kelly Stanton 2-2, Lindsay Honsinger 2-2, Grace Field 3-2, Claidia Fountain 2-0. Greenwich scoring: Hadley Vandematz 0-1, Colby Youndt 5-1, Megean Sent 1-2, Mia Dassino 2-0, Emma Brophie 0-1, Grace Peek 1-1.
Goalkeepers: CCHS, Emily Carlow, 8 saves. Greenwich, Olivia Barnes, 7 saves.

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