Forks Boy's Lacrosse headed to Class D State SemifinalsPosted: Updated:
There's a reason Chenango Forks is ranked #3 in New York State High School Lacrosse, and Saturday's 9-8 win over Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) gives us a glimpse at why they are.
Early in the Class D Boy's Lacrosse State Quarterfinal, the Blue Devils jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead over the Brothers.
Things looked bright, until the Brothers took control late into the third quarter. Soon, Forks was facing down a four point deficit with CBA in control, 8-4. But just like most good teams out there, when faced with a mountain to climb...they punch a hole through it.
Over the remaining minutes of play, Chenango Forks rocketed five unanswered goals, including the game-winner in overtime (:18 seconds into OT). Coming down the sidelines and eyeing the back of the net, it was Noah Raymond for the Blue Devils that sunk all chances of a CBA comeback.
According to Forks' head coach, Dave Pavlick, he told his boys to lay it all out on the field. And that's what they did.
The Blue Devils will continue their post-season with a record of 17-1, as they await to face Penn Yan Academy in the Class D Semifinals, Wednesday at St. John Fisher College (4:00 p.m.)