Their big moment was delayed but the wait was well worth it for the Garden City boys lacrosse team.
Twenty one hours after Tuesday night’s scheduled Nassau County Class B boys lacrosse championship between unbeaten Garden City (19-0) and Wantagh , the Trojans showed why they are the with a dominating 14-1 win against the third-seeded Warriors (15-4). The championship game win at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium is Garden City’s seventh straight Nassau County title and sends the Trojans to the Long Island Class B Finals this Saturday.
"We took the right shots at the right time," said Garden City senior attackman Liam Kennedy, who led Trojan scoring with three goals and one assist. "To hold a team like [Wantagh] to one goal, I give our defense a ton of credit."
Garden City's high powered offense was led by Kennedy as well as three goals from Justin Guterding and two tallies by Ryan Norton, Cody George and Rob Savage.
Wantagh was hanging with Garden City for most of the first quarter trailing only 1-0 until late goals by Savage with 14 seconds left and James Sullivan off the faceoff five seconds later gave the Trojans a 3-0 lead. Garden City was then off and running jumping out to a 7-0 lead at halftime and increasing it to 13-0 lead before Wantagh’s Matt Balzano scored with 4:37 left in the game to avoid the shutout.
The county title loss ends a successful season for Wantagh that saw the Warriors reach the county finals with a . Garden City's quest for a Long Island title will take place this Saturday night at Hofstra against the winner of Tuesday night's Suffolk County Class B title game between Comsewogue and Sayville.