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BH-BL rallies past Queensbury for first boys lacrosse title

"Nucci Lauria is a first-team Suburban Council All-Star, and he showed that tonight," said Schwan.

Ultimately, though, it was BH-BL's attackers becoming more active near the cage during the latter half of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter that put the Spartans over the top. Tom Kenneally scored the tying goal off a pass from Nusbaum with 2:44 left in the third quarter, and Lewek found Trevor Hiss for the go-ahead goal with 1:55 left, which gave BH-BL a 9-8 lead.

"What we talked about with our attackmen was not to just stand there flat-footed and watch, but to start coming in around the cage and move their feet," said Schwan.

Kenneally and Hiss each scored early in the fourth quarter to give the Spartans an 11-8 advantage -- with Lewek assisting on both goals. Queensbury's Peter Gryga ended BH-BL's 5-0 run with a goal midway through the fourth quarter, but Nusbaum charged in and scored 16 seconds later to put the final point on the scoreboard.

Nusbaum finished with a hat trick, while Lewek contributed two goals to go along with his three assists for BH-BL. Hiss and Kenneally also tallied twice.

Bradley Willows scored three times for Queensbury.

BH-BL advances to Saturday's regional playoff game at the University at Albany against the winner of an out-regional between the Section I and Section IX champions.""

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