Farmingdale denies Guilderland state title

But just like it did the day before when it dethroned two-time defending state champion West Genesee in the semifinal round, Farmingdale came back. Less than 90 seconds after Gerety's goal, Kelly McPartland scored to cut the Guilderland lead to 9-8.

Moments later, the Lady Dutch appeared to get a break when the referees whistled a Dalers' fast break dead for an injury to Madsen. When play resumed, goaltender Amanda Santandrea stopped Janine Hillier on a point-blank shot.

Guilderland tried to run out the clock, but turned the ball over with 1:20 to play. Farmingdale ran down and, with 59 seconds left, Melanie Raso beat Santandrea for the tying goal.

Raso then won the ensuing draw, allowing the Dalers to hold for one shot. When Kyra Ochwat charged to the net, she drew a foul that Guilderland questioned, but stood. On the ensuing free position shot, Ochwat waited for a split-second, then fired low past Santandrea with just nine seconds left to give Farmingdale the lead for good.

To get to the state finals, Guilderland first had to negotiate last Friday's state semifinal against Fairport.

Perhaps nervous at the outset, Guilderland watched Fairport seize a quick 2-0 lead on goals by Lindsay McKinnon and Shelby Vakiener. Then, Tetreault took over. In a span of barely six minutes, Tetreault put together four unanswered goals, giving the Lady Dutch the lead for good.

Best and Courtney Davis scored 15 seconds apart to increase Guilderland's margin to 6-2 at halftime. Fairport closed the gap to 6-4 early in the second half, but that only awakened Tetreault, as she scored two more goals, less than two minutes apart, to double the margin.

Erin Mossop's goal with less than 15 minutes left sparked the decisive run of five unanswered goals that made the margin 13-5 before Fairport made a futile late comeback. During that time, Teterault put in her seventh goal, and Kelly Comardo converted 13 seconds later.

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