The Cortland-Homer Golden Eagles (#2 seed) lost a hard fought game with a score of 0-4 against the Skaneateles Lakers (#1 seed) in the Section III Division II Championship Finals.
The Golden Eagles were ranked 3rd in NYS for Division Il coming into the game, while Skaneateles was ranked 2nd in NYS for Division II.
It was a tight game to start with Skaneateles taking a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period.
The Lakers were able to slowly extend their lead with two additional second period goals.
The Golden Eagles tried to fight their way back into the game, but Skaneateles defense was too great to overcome.
The Lakers closed out the game with a final goal in the third period.
Skaneateles goalie Chad Lowe made a total of 27 saves in the shutout, while Riley Delage saved 29 shots for the Golden Eagles.
Skaneateles’ offense was led by Henry Major (2 goals & 2 assists), Garrett Krieger (2 goals), and Luke Renaud (2 assists).
Here is a score breakdown of last night’s game:
This was Cortland-Homer’s third loss of the season against Skaneateles, as they went head to head against the Lakers twice in the regular season.
With this loss, Cortland-Homer ended their season with an overall record of 16-5.
Here are some photos of last night’s game (Photos taken by Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice):
Cortland-Homer Team & Individual Awards
According to the Homer Central School Facebook page, the Golden Eagles were given the 2022 sportsmanship award before the game.
Cortland-Homer Head Coach Matt Caron was named Division II Coach of the Year.
Finally, three Cortland-Homer players were also named into the Section III Division II All-Star Team:
First Team All-Stars
- Andrew Partigianoni
- Tanner Douglass
Second Team All-Stars
- Logan Goodman