With the state semifinals just a few days away, I figured I’d preview who Bronxville and Suffern will need to get through for a chance at playing for a state title.
WEST ISLIP LIONS (20-0)
When: Friday, 2:30 p.m. at SUNY Cortland
Top players: Lindsay Darrell (Northwestern), M., Sr.; Kiera Kelly (Quinnipiac), D., Sr.; Kelly Sinclair (Adelphi), M/A., Sr.; Grace Davidson (Mercy), M., Sr.; Annie Lang (LIU Post), A/M., Jr.; Kate Viviano (Marquette), D., Jr. Riley Hill, A., Sr.
Who’s next: Winner of West Genesee (3) and Pittsford (5) Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
What you need to know: While West Islip’s schedule might not have been as diverse as the Mounties, the Lions topped last season’s state champions, Farmingdale, to get to Cortland. West Islip’s 12-8 over the Dalers clinched its first Long Island championship in program history five days after winning its first sectional title with an 8-6 win over Hauppauge in the Section 11 championship. Of the 12 team vying for a state title in the three classes, the Lions are the lone undefeated squad.
COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS (13-5)
When: Friday, noon at SUNY Cortland
Top players: Haley Crosson (Johns Hopkins), G., Jr.; Holly Logan (Johns Hopkins), M., Jr.; Lindsey Wilcocks (Marquette), M., Jr.; Brooke Jensen (UConn), M/D., Jr.; Samantha Delbellis (Duke), A., So. Ashley Lynch, A., So.
Who’s next: Winner of Skaneateles (3) and Honeoye Falls-Lime (5) Saturday, noon
What you need to know: Young but talented, the Seahawks finally got past North Shore in the Section 8 championship game after coming up short in the title game for the past two seasons. Next up was Bayport-Blue Point, who topped Mount Sinai in the Section 11 championship, snapping a 37-game win streak and ending the defending state champions chances at repeating. The Seahawks topped the Phantoms 13-12 in double overtime on a goal from freshman Kate Kotowski.