SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – There’s a new champion in town after the Class C girls lacrosse final on Thursday.
Mother Nature toyed with the final on Wednesday. A few lightning delays prolonged the game, and it was ultimately suspended. Albany Academy and Scotia picked back up on Thursday.
They were tied at three early in the second half. Less than 13 minutes left when Megan Balter breaks the tie, and Bears take the lead. But the Tartans answer.
Maddy Carroll to Cara Zanta for a goal. She scored four points in the game. Then Carroll was left all alone in the front pulling a hat trick that gave Scotia some breathing room.
The Tartans pull the upset 8-6. They end Academy’s seven-year title streak.
“It was very nerve wracking, but I think it pumped us up more and made us want it even more; wanting to win more than anything,” freshman goalie Abbie McHerron said.
“They’ve been known as a tough team,” Zanta said. “You know, they have it seven years in a row, so we were nervous coming into it, but we were ready. To beat Albany Academy is a good thing to say.”
The Tartans will kick off the state tournament at noon on Saturday against Bronxville.