The 2011 New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys soccer tournament at Middletown’s Faller Field complex wrapped up Sunday with five title games.
Broadalbin-Perth 1, Wheatley School 0
Ben Bellandi scored with 13:14 remaining in the second half to lead Broadalbin-Perth to a state championship as well as an undefeated season. The Patriots, the Section 2 champions, finished with an unblemished record of 19-0-3.
Wheatley School, of Section 8, finished 15-4-2.
Port Jefferson 2, Maple Hill 1
Vincent Antonelli and Connor Crovello scored goals for Section 11′s Port Jefferson (19-1-1) in the Class C championship game victory.
Paul Ancin scored for Maple Hill with 6:31 left in regulation, leading to an exciting flurry of chances for the Section 2 champions in the game’s waning moments. Maple Hill finished 21-2-0.
“Soccer is a funny game. You have to be good and you have to be lucky,” said Maple Hill head coach Dan Gillespie. “Sometimes luck is a matter of inches. Sometimes luck is a call. Sometimes luck is a slip on the field. To get here you have to be good and lucky. I think we were good and at times we were lucky, maybe just not enough today.”
Hicksville 1, Webster Schroeder 0
Hicksville’s Lucas Munoz scored with 25:42 remaining in the second half to lead the Comets to their first state title since 1979.
Hicksville, the Section 8 champion, finished 18-1-2.
Webster Schroeder (20-2-1, Section 5) had defeated Newburgh Free Academy in Saturday’s semifinal round, 3-1.
Hamilton 1, Chazy 0
Hamilton’s Devin Askew scored the game-winning goal with 5:41remaining in the second half as Hamilton avenged 2009 and 2010 Class D title game losses to Chazy with a 1-0 victory.
It was the fourth consecutive season in which Hamilton (21-3-0, Section 3) and Chazy (18-4-0, Section 7), had met in the state championship game.
“I started out as a forward and I think I have 13 (goals), that being my 14th,” Askew said. “I’m a stopper now, so sometimes I go up like I did in this game. It worked out.”
Jericho 2, Maine-Endwell 0
Jericho defeated Maine-Endwell to win the Class A championship. It was the first state title for Jericho (16-2-2, Section 8 ) since 2004 when it played to a 1-1 draw against New Hartford and the teams were named co-champions.
Section 4’s Maine-Endwell wrapped up at 12-4-1.