COLONIE It’s time to take a glance back at the recently completed spring season in Colonie.
Team of the spring: Shaker girls lacrosse
The Blue Bison earned their second Section II Class AA title in the last three years by edging defending champion Guilderland 8-7 in the finals May 21.
Julia Lennon scored four goals to lead Shaker to the championship. Her final goal gave the Blue Bison the lead for good with 50.7 seconds left in the second half.
“I just saw the opening really fast, and I had to release (the shot) very quickly to catch the goalie off guard,” said Lennon.
Shaker entered Sectionals as the No. 1 seed for the first time in program history after winning its first Suburban Council regular season title. Along the way, the Blue Bison edged Guilderland 12-11 in their lone league match-up.
The Lady Dutch tried to put Shaker away early in the Sectional final by jumping out to a 3-0 advantage. But the Blue Bison slowly clawed their way back until they grabbed their first lead in the second half.
Shaker coach Kara DePaula-Lynch said the key was getting her players to remember how they defeated Guilderland the first time they met in 2014.
“We were down two goals with 40 seconds left in the second half in that game, and we came back and won,” said DePaula-Lynch.
The Blue Bison’s season ended with a 15-9 loss to Section I champion Suffern in the regional finals May 31.
Runner-up: CBA baseball
The Brothers pushed Suburban Council champion Shenendehowa in the Class AA Sectional final May 30 before the Plainsmen pulled away for a 10-4 victory.
CBA scored twice in the top of the fifth inning to tie the score at 4-4, but Shen plated four runs in its half of the fifth to regain control. The Plainsmen added two more runs in the sixth to knock out the Big 10 champions.