CANTON Salmon River and Massena both roared out of the starting gate quickly on Wednesday night at SUNY Canton to capture Section 10 championships in boys lacrosse.
The Shamrocks won their seventh straight Class C title with a 22-8 victory over Canton. Meanwhile, the Raiders claimed their second straight Class B crown with a 15-5 victory over Potsdam.
Salmon (17-0) will host Section 3 champion and defending state champion Cazenovia (20-0) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Potsdam High School in the Class C Regionals.
In Class B, Massena (13-5) hosts Section 3 champion and defending state runner-up Jamesville-Dewitt (17-2) at 1 p.m. at Potsdam High.
Salmon River 22, Canton 8
The Shamrocks led 8-2 after one quarter and never looked back as 11 players tallied at least one point.
Allen Jacobs scored five goals and added an assist, Russ Oakes tallied four goals and four assists, while Kyle Lewis, now part of four straight sectional title teams, finished with three goals and four assists and was named Section 10 Most Valuable Player afterward.
This one is the most special of the four because its my final one, and its also special doing it with these guys, Lewis said. Weve got pretty good chemistry and its really like family.
We settled in and ran our offense very well tonight and now were looking forward to Saturday.
Salmon coach Jim Barnes has fallen twice to the Lakers in five years in state play, but has never lost to a Section 10 opponent.
Were very deep offensively. Anyone can score at any given time, said Barnes, whose team led 13-6 at halftime and 20-7 after three quarters. Kyle has meant a lot to us with offense, defense, ragging the ball.
Added Barnes: Weve already watched tape of this years Cazenovia team. Well get a defense ready and an offensive set. Weve been here before.
Also for Salmon River, Trenton Tarbell scored four goals, Schyler Thomas tallied three goals and two helpers, while Tazz Oakes made six saves in goal.
For Canton (12-7), which suffered its third loss of the season to Salmon River, Peyton Van Bibber scored three goals and Jake Facey scored twice.
Massena 15, Potsdam 5
The Raiders raced out to a 9-1 first-quarter lead led by Nick Henrie, who scored all three of his goals and four of his six assists in the first 12 minutes.
We came out strong, put some in early and shut them down early. I wanted to go hard today, Henrie said. Now weve got Jamesville-Dewitt and we know they have quite a few guys going Division I next year. But were going to come out and give it all we can and hope for the best.
Also for Massena, Sako Rourke tallied four goals and one assist, Evan Kassian scored twice with two helpers, while Ross Driscoll, Patrick LaGrow, Ryan Thomas and Kendrick Angus all scored once with one assist.
Tyler Armstrong and Troy Benedict combined for 11 saves in goal for Raider coach Kris Kovell.
We were prepared, we fired early and we set the tone tonight, Kovell said.
For Potsdam (5-11), which was only outscored 6-4 over the final three quarters, Sam Woods scored three goals, Max Warden scored twice, Keenan OGorman and Josh Sanchex each had two assists while Chase Palmer made 11 saves.