Garden City Trojans Defeat Yorktown 14-4 in Boys Lacrosse Class B NY State Semi final
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By Jake White: In the semifinals, the Trojans put together what may have been their most impressive offensive
performance of the year as they defeated Yorktown, the Section One (Westchester) Champions, 14-4.
The Cornhuskers came out strong in the first five minutes, taking a 1-0 lead which might have been
more except for five outstanding saves by goalie Dan Marino.. From that point, the game was totally
dominated by Garden City.
Devin Dwyer, a unanimous All-American, showed his stick mastery by assisting on five straight
goals . Three of those went to Justin Guterding, who finished with four. Remarkably, GC scored three
goals in a span of just 22 seconds. On a set play off a timeout, Patric Berkery rifled a pass to Dwyer,
who caught Yorktown in a full team ride. He turned and made a perfect 40 yard pass to Guterding
who put the ball into an empty cage. Before the crowd could settle down, James Sullivan, who played
a vital role by winning 13 of 16 faceoffs, got the ball to Mark Ellis and the senior sprinter raced to the
goal and beat the goalie for the first of his two scores.
GC took a commanding 10-3 lead at the half and they weren’t through as Dwyer picked up two
more third quarter assists to finish with a school –tying playoff record seven. Berkery put in
two more rifle-like shots and Cody George added his second goal of the game. The high-scoring
Cornhuskers (16-4) were held to a single goal in the final two quarters.
LAX NOTES: Post season honors are coming in. Devin Dwyer has been named the Tri-State and
Nassau County Player of the Year. Dan Marino is the Tri-State and Nassau County Goalie of the
Year. Patric Berkery is the Nassau Midfielder of the Year and all three were named All-Americans.
In addition, Ed Blatz, Justin Guterding, Liam Kennedy, Rob Savage and Eugene Berkery have
been named All-County while Ryan Norton and Scott D’Antonio received All-County Honorable
Mention....The GC boys and girls both won the state titles, a feat also accomplished in 1997 and
2000....One of the highlights of the Trojans trip home from Middletown was being met by a Garden
City Police escort for a surprise welcome home on Seventh Street....Dwyer finished with a school
record 217 career assists and 347 total points, tied with new GC Hall of Famer Dean Gibbons for
second place behind Peter LeSueur’s 373.