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Laxlessons.com - Section Final Recap

Posted Friday, June 05, 2009 by laxlessons.com

• Class A: Things looked bleak for the Yorktown ‘Huskers late in the fourth quarter today. The second-seeded Rebels, who lost to Yorktown 17-5 in last year’s final, jumped out to a 3-1 lead and rallied to go ahead 9-4 in the third quarter after back-to-back goals by Conor Prunty, John Hittmann and Jack Doherty.

But Yorktown rallied to tie it at 9-9 with five minutes to go when Remy Lieberman scored his second goal off a Joey Porcelli feed.

Shawn Honovich then scored his third goal with just under four minutes to go to give the Rebels a 10-9 lead.

The ‘Huskers then tied it at 10-10 with 52 seconds left in regulation when Kevin Interlicchio pinned the lower right-hand corner.

After the Rebels won the opening faceoff of overtime, Yorktown defenseman John Fennessy stripped the ball away to give the ‘Huskers possession.

John Ranagan then scored unassisted 1:33 into overtime the give the ‘Huskers the win.

Lakeland/Panas effectively shut off John Ranagan and Kevin Interlicchio, collapsing on both Hopkins-bound all-Americans whenever they touched the ball. Particular entertaining was the matchup of 5-foot-1 Lakeland junior defenseman Andrew Fazio on the 6-4 Ranagan.

(For a feature on Fazio from earlier this season, click here.)

Yorktown will play the Section 2/9 champion on Tuesday in the state quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m.at either Albany or Middletown.

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