LAKERS GO BACK-TO-BACK: Skaneateles boys soccer win state title

With no state tournaments last season, the boys soccer team for Skaneateles had to wait a longer period than most to have the opportunity to defend their title in Class B at the state level.  In there path on Sunday morning was a familiar opponent at the state level in Section V’s Haverling Rams.  The teams had squared on in the 2019 state semi-final round on the Lakers’ path to a state championship.

It took a while for the scoring to start, but at the 25′ mark Sean Kerwick netted the first goal of the game, giving Skaneateles a 1-0 lead.  The score remained that way until the the second half when Haverling scored at the 10′ mark.  Defense proved to be at a premium, and with the score remaining 1-1 at the end of regulation, a thrilling ending was set to be played out.  The Laker offensive attack was on the move in extra time, as Owen Cheney connected with Jack Phillips to send the Skaneateles faithful in to a frenzy, scoring the winning goal with 13 minutes remaining in overtime.  The 2-1 victory for Skaneateles secured the second straight New York Class B crown for boys soccer.  The Lakers will also finish the season with an undefeated record of 21-0 overall, and 9-0 in league play.