Johnas uses his head

"To give our kids credit, we kept working and had a couple of real good chances at the end," said Scheemaker. "Aside from actually tying it, what else can you ask for really?"

Bourdeau had another chance several minutes later when he took the ball through the keeper's box before colliding with Citriniti, who was positioning himself at the top of the box. The Baldwinsville fans cheered for a penalty kick, but the officials let play continue.

"From 70 yards away, I thought he should get it," said Scheemaker. "But from 70 yards away, the coach always thinks he should get the call."

Sophomore Hobie Ramin had one last chance to extend Baldwinsville's season with less than four minutes left in the second half, but his shot narrowly missed the open side of the net as the ball caromed off the left outside netting. The attempt drew a rousing response from the Baldwinsville sideline and their fans, while several Niskayuna players fell to the ground thinking the Bees had scored the tying goal.

"His (Citriniti) position was great. He's big, he was in his spot and made it very hard for the kid to score from there," said Ormsbee. "It was a tremendous play from him."

The Silver Warriors (14-4-2) advance to the state's final four at the Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, where they will face Webster Thomas (Section V) in Saturday's semifinals at 1:30 p.m.""

Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment