continued Colonie tried to organize one more push into Shen territory, but the Plainsmen kept the ball for much of the remaining five minutes to seal the victory.
“Mike [Campisi] is a great coach with a great staff, and they made the adjustments they needed to make in the second half,” said Trimarchi.
Shen advances to Saturday’s regional final in Colonie against Section III champion Baldwinsville, while Colonie reflects on its first trip to a Sectional final since 1980.
“Right now, it’s bittersweet,” said Trimarchi. “In this league [the Suburban Council] with so many great players, to get to this point and be within 20 minutes of winning the title is great. The kids are disappointed, but in a couple of days they’ll look back and realize what we’ve accomplished here.”