The Class B game, featured Section I’s Yorktown Cornhuskers who entered the game with a 16-4 record, and by way of a 12-11 win over Niskayuna on June 3rd; and Section VIII’s Garden City – LaxPower’s #1 ranked Class B team in the state. The Trojans advanced to the semis with a 14-4 win over Eastport South Manor on June 3rd, and a 16-3 record.
Yorktown took a 4-1 lead into halftime, but Garden City regrouped and scored three unanswered goals in the second half. The game remained knotted at 4 at the end of regulation, and through the first overtime period. Dom Cioffi buried the game winner in the 2nd OT to send Yorktown to the Class B Championship game. Yorktown averaged over 14 goals per game prior to this contest and Garden City over 10 goals per game, so the 5-4 score was low by each team’s standards.
With the win, Yorktown earned a trip to the Championship game where the Cornhuskers will face Victor, winner of the last two NYSPHSAA Class B titles, at St. John Fisher on June 10th at 12:30 PM. Although the game site was pre-determined, it will be something of a home atmosphere for Victor, as Victor High School is just over ten miles away from St. John Fisher.
Yorktown – Garden City Gallery
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