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Late goal stuns Victor in Class B boys lacrosse state title game

The Victor boys’ lacrosse dynasty has been temporarily derailed.

Saturday afternoon in the Class B game at St. John Fisher College, the Blue Devils’ quest to become just the second program in New York State boys’ lacrosse history to win four straight state championships came to a stunning end when Garden City’s James Basile scored the winning goal with 1.2 seconds left to play to give the Trojans a 7-6 victory.

Victor had scored twice in the final minute, including a goal by Andrew Russell with 8.5 seconds to go, to get even. But the biggest issue all day for Victor was sheer domination at the faceoff X, and Garden City’s Justin Coppola won the ensuing draw, moved the ball downfield, and Basile was able to get free to get off the winning shot.

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