BETHLEHEM — In dramatic fashion, the Bethlehem boys lacrosse team got by Saratoga and will advance to the semis of the Class A playoffs.
The Nov. 4 seed Bethlehem was down by three heading into the fourth quarter after Saratoga, the No. 5 seed, scored three unanswered in the third to take a 7-3 lead. The Blue Streaks went into delay mode, and took nearly two minutes off the clock during its first possession without taking a shot.
But once Bethlehem, got possession it scored its first goal since the second quarter — and then scored five more for a 6-0 run to end the game and a 9-7 win.
Bethlehem will play at the top seeded Shenendehowa on Friday in the semifinals while Shaker, the No. 3 seed, will square off at the home of the No. 2 seed Guilderland. To get to the semis, Shen got a bye, Shaker beat CBA and Guilderland beat Colonie.
Against Saratoga, Henry Lane, Atticus Garcia, Dane Jones and Dan Johnson each scored two goals for The Eagles while Evan Dilligent chipped in a goal.
Kyle Grislowitz had four goals to lead Saratoga.
In goal, Owen Leary had 12 saves for Saratoga and Tyler Novak had seven for Bethlehem.
The semifinals are set to start at 5 p.m. at Shen. The Class A finals are set for Wednesday, June 1, at Shaker High.
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