EAST GREENBUSH — On Friday afternoon, Columbia High School hosted the Class B and A sectional finals for boys’ lacrosse. Here is a quick look at what happened.
Joe McDonald, Sam Swingruber, Zac Schuette all had hat tricks as Ballston Spa scored 14 goals in the first half en route to beating Queensbury by a final score of 21-5 to win their first sectional title in program history.
McDonald and Schuette had four each, and Swingruber had three in the first half to allow the Scotties to leap out to a 14-4 lead at the break, and outscored the Spartans 7-1 in the second half. They now advance to the regional semifinals to face Section IX champion Warwick. That game will be played on Wednesday, May 30 at 4 p.m. at Columbia High School.
The area’s greatest dynasty continued its reign, as Niskayuna lacrosse won it’s 16th sectional title in 25 years with a 20-9 win over Shenendehowa. Griffin King had a dominant performance as he scored nine goals for the Silver Warriors and Finn McCollough had a hat trick. Six of King’s seven goals came in the first half as he provided his team with a 14-6 lead at halftime and they never looked back.
The team jumped out to a huge lead, 12-3 at one point in the second quarter and that allowed them to go on cruise control for the rest of the night. The team will now advance to the regional semifinals where they will play Section IX champion Kingston. That game will be played on Wednesday, May 30 at Columbia High School. Opening face-off is set for 6:30 p.m.