Michelle Savoldy scored an unassisted goal 38 seconds into sudden death overtime, giving the second-seeded Maine-Endwell girls lacrosse team a 14-13 victory against third-seeded Chenango Forks in the Section 4 Class C semifinals on Monday.
Thanks to Savoldy’s heroics, the Spartans advance to Thursday’s Class C final, where they will face Owego at 8 p.m. at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.
Chenango Forks led 9-4 with 15 minutes remaining in regulation before Maine-Endwell went on an 8-1 run, taking a 12-10 lead. Chenango Forks rallied back, with Sierra Torillo scoring two of her team-high five goals in a 60-second span to tie the game at 12 and send it to overtime.
The game then went to two 3-minute overtime periods that were not sudden death. The first overtime period was scoreless, and Hannah Layton beat M-E goalie Hannah George to give Forks a 13-12 lead with 1:26 remaining in the second overtime period. But Maine-Endwell responded about a minute later when Dani Cronk scored to send the game to sudden death.
Chelsea Cable scored five goals for Maine-Endwell and George finished with eight saves. For Chenango Forks, Brooke Maietta had three goals and an assist, and goalie Karley Harmon made 15 saves.
Owego 17, Johnson City 4: At Owego, Bre Howe netted six goals and teammate Andrea Zlinsky registered four goals and six assists as Owego won in the Class C semifinals. The top-seeded Indians led 10-1 at half and were never threatened on their way to Thursday’s Class C final.
Ithaca 6, Maine-Endwell 1: At Maine-Endwell, the Little Red won their third consecutive STAC championship and won its 44th match in a row. Maine-Endwell’s lone winner was John Munley, who defeated Jacky Wu 6-1, 6-1 at third singles.
Class C Tournament: Chenango Forks won its seventh Class C championship in 10 years, beating Trumansburg by 10 shots at the par-70 Maple Hill Golf Club with a 422 team total.
Forks had three finishers in the top seven, with Garrett Krisko leading the way with an 80 to finish third. Kyle Norton was fourth with an 82 and Justin Lake was seventh with an 84.
Trumansburg’s Dan Lapp was the medalist with an even-par 70, winning by seven shots.