SCHUYLERVILLE — The Schuylerville varsity girls’ lacrosse team delivered on its home turf, capturing the Section 2 Class D Championship with an 11-10 overtime win over Cohoes on Wednesday.
It is the third consecutive Section 2 Class D title for the Black Horses. The game was a rematch of last season’s championship game, which Schuylerville won 18-4.
Schuylerville senior Macey Koval scored five goals in the game, tying the score with 1:51 remaining before netting the overtime winner.
Koval scored three goals in the first half, including the game’s first two goals, as the Black Horses jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Cohoes fought back, eventually cutting the lead to 5-2, but Schuylerville used Koval’s third goal, and a goal by Emily Tavares, to take a 7-2 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Tigers stormed back. Cohoes opened the half with an 8-1 run, with three goals by Carli O’Hara and two by Quincy Hytko helping the Tigers take a 10-8 lead with 7:34 remaining. Schuylerville’s lone goal in the stretch was scored by Peyton Delisle.
Delisle scored her third goal of the game with just over two minutes left, cutting Cohoes’ lead to one. With 1:51 remaining, Koval forced a turnover in front and scored her fourth goal to tie the game, 10-10, sending the Class D title matchup into overtime.
With 20 seconds remaining in overtime, Koval spun around a defender and beat goaltender Hannah Bullock to win the game, giving the Black Horses their third consecutive Section 2 Class D Championship.
Koval had five goals and an assist to lead Schuylerville, while Delisle scored three goals. Star Pflieger scored twice, with Tavares adding a goal and an assist. Keegan Long made nine saves in goal for the Black Horses.
Schuylerville (13-6) will host the Section 1 Class D Champion in the NYSPHSAA Sub-Regionals on May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School.