Johnstown falls short in Class D title game

Johnstown coach Scott Petrie addresses his team after the Section II Class D championship game against Schuylerville on Friday at Schuylerville High School. (Photo contributed by Bob Salamack)

SCHUYLERVILLE — Playing in its first sectional title game since winning the Section II Class C title in 2008, the Johnstown boys lacrosse came up short against Schuylerville in the Section II Class D championship game Friday at Schuylerville High School.

The top-seeded Black Horses outscored the second-seeded Sir Bills, 11-0, in the first half on their way to a 16-2 victory.

Kyle Burnham had four goals and two assists to lead Schuylerville, which had assists on 14 of 16 goals.

Justin Carte had three goals and three assists for the Black Horses, Seth Mattice had three goals and an assist, Noah Rourke had two goals and four assists, and Tyler Bowen scored twice.

Andrew Phillips added a goal and an assist for Schuylerville, Carson Griffin scored once, Dylan Carpenter had two assists and Jacob Vanderhoof had one assist.

Zach Serpa and Damian Waight scored goals for Johnstown.

Riley Tavares (7 saves) and Erich Steg (2 saves) split time in goal for the Black Horses.

Kyle Salamack made seven saves for the Sir Bills.

Schuylerville, which also won the 2018 Section II title, will host the Section I champion Briarcliff (15-4) in a state regional semifinal at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Briarcliff edged Pleasantville in the Section I Class D title game Thursday, 9-8, in overtime.

Johnstown finished its season with a 15-3 overall record.

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