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Class B Finals Preview

Posted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by MSG Varsity
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Matchup: Byram Hills vs. Yorktown boys lacrosse
Venue: White Plains High School
Date: Thursday, May 22
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where to watch: The game will be streamed LIVE on MSGVarsity.com
Interact: Follow the game on Twitter @MSGV_Icass | Follow @MSGVarsity_NOC for in-game highlights

Thursday's live stream features a Section 1 Class B championship showdown between Yorktown and Byram Hills.

The top-seeded Huskers (13-5) are gunning for their fourth straight sectional title and 37th in program history. They cruised to a 15-3 win over Harrison in the semifinals.

Yorktown's offense has averaged roughly 11 goals a game and is powered by All-American senior attackman Connor Vercruysse, who has totaled a team-high 69 points (53G, 16A) thus far. Villanova-bound middie Luke Palmadesso (27G, 26) is a versatile threat in the midfield and is also the region's top faceoff man. Austin Fusco, who will play at Syracuse next season, spearheads the defense, which has relinquished 6.67 goals a game.

The No. 6-seeded Bobcats (15-4) are coming off a stunning 9-8 victory over No. 2-seeded Somers in the semis. Payton Levine buried the game-winning goal with six seconds left in regulation, lifting Byram Hills into its first-ever Class B final. The Bobcats were a Class C team during their last run to a championship game back in 2011.

Byram Hills' offense — which has posted roughly 10 goals a game — is balanced and doesn't really feature one true superstar player. Levine, Austin Raichelson and Nick Vettoretti are all threats at attack. David Lachs is a versatile long-stick middie who plays an exciting end-to-end brand of lacrosse. Connor Morley anchors the close defense unit.

Email Isaac Cass at Icass@cablevision.com | Follow him on Twitter @MSGV_Icass  

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