HIGH SCHOOLS – Seventh-grader Maggie Lescault scored the game-winning goal in the final five seconds of the fourth quarter for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Saturday as the Spartans rallied for an 8-7 win over Section I’s Tappan Zee in a NYSPHSAA Class C girls’ lacrosse regional championship game at Hendrick Hudson High School.
Ella Blesi scored four goals and MK Lescault scored three for Burnt Hills, which came back from a 4-1 halftime deficit. Spartans goalie Maddi Morrison made six saves.
With the win, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake advances to Friday’s state semifinals at SUNY Cortland.
In Class A, Shenendehowa’s season ended with a 12-9 loss in the regional final to Section I’s Suffern. Leading the way for Suffern was Jenna Myhal, who scored three of her four goals in the second half.
Paige Adams and Kelly Augeri scored three goals apiece for Shenendehowa, which was coming off its first-ever Section II girls’ lacrosse title.
In Class B, Queensbury’s Brigid Duffy scored seven goals, and Queensbury erased a five-goal first-half deficit to race to an 18-13 win over John Jay-Cross River.
In Class D, Schuylerville’s season came to an end with an 18-1 loss to Section I’s Bronxville.