ALBANY — At the stop of almost each lacrosse game, the triumphing crew rushes to the goalkeeper to start the postgame celebration. The senior goalkeeper made 3 of his six saves over the very last mins, along with preventing a wraparound shot with 8 seconds left withinside the fourth sector as Cold Spring Harbor defeated Briarcliff, 8-7, withinside the boys lacrosse country Class D semifinals at SUNY Albany`s John Fallon Field Wednesday afternoon. Cold Spring Harbor (17-1) advances to play Chenango Forks (19-2) withinside the country Class D very last at Hofstra Saturday at 10 a. m.

Briarcliff completed 17-5. “He become status on his head,” senior Jake Rogers said. Rogers fired the triumphing aim off an help from Ryan Spielberger to interrupt a tie at 7 with 5:37 closing withinside the fourth sector. Rogers, who scored 3 desires, admitted he wasn`t happy together along with his early overall performance and become decided to complete the competition better.

Cold Spring Harbor trailed, four-3, at halftime earlier than Rogers scored 15 seconds into the 1/3 sector off an help from Max Hawkinson to tie the rating at four. CJ Reilly and Hayden Calabretta scored the game`s subsequent desires to present Cold Spring Harbor a 6-four lead earlier than Briarcliff scored 3 desires in much less than 2:30 to take a 7-6 lead with 1:fifty four left withinside the 1/3 sector. Reilly, who had 3 desires, scored to tie it at 7 with 9:34 left withinside the fourth sector earlier than Rogers` winner. Cold Spring Harbor is one victory farfar from its first country identify on account that 2017.

“We`re all hyped up,” Rogers said.