Lady Bills advance to state title game
ALDEN – Kalena Eaton scored with three seconds in overtime to lift Johnstown to a 3-2 victory over Section VIII champion Carle Place on Saturday in the Class C semifinals in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association field hockey tournament at Alden High School.
Johnstown will face either Section I champion Bronxville or Section VI champion Barker in the championship game Sunday at Alden High School at 10 a.m.
Taryn Ringer scored a pair of first-half goals for the Lady Bills, who led 2-0 at halftime.
Carle Place, which finished it season with an 8-8 overall record, got a pair of second-half goals from Emiline Biggin to force overtime.
Abby VanValkenburgh made two saves for Johnstown (20-0), which was making its first state semifinal appearance since 1997.
The Lady Bills will be playing in the state title game for the first time since 1991. Johnstown last won a state title in 1990.