Cold Spring Harbor repeats as Nassau 'C' champs
When Sean Doyle sees the field well, it usually means great things for Cold Spring Harbor.
Doyle had crystal-clear field vision Tuesday, with two goals and three assists to lead top-seeded Cold Spring Harbor past No. 3 Friends Academy, 11-6, in the Nassau Class C boys lacrosse final at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.
Danny Simonetti had three goals and two assists as CSH -- which won its second straight county title and fifth in the last seven years -- advanced to the Long Island Championship to face the winner of Shoreham-Wading River and Bayport-Blue Point at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hofstra.
After a dominant first half that ended with CSH leading 8-1, the team played an uncharacteristically lackadaisical second half. "I almost felt like we thought that we were done, we got it, it's in the bag," Cold Spring Harbor coach Dennis Bonn said. "That's not how you play sports. It doesn't matter if you play pickup or you play the high-school level."
Doyle and Simonetti scored in the final 16 seconds of the first quarter to make it 5-1 for CSH (14-3).
"We definitely had momentum, converting on a couple of goals there," said Doyle, named the game's outstanding offensive player. "We were definitely feeling pretty good then."
Allen Winkoff scored two of his three goals and added an assist in the second quarter as CSH took an 8-1 lead. Kevin Porzelt also had a hat trick for CSH.
Will Sands had three goals in the fourth quarter to lead Friends Academy (12-6). Harry DellaFera added a pair of goals.