MIDDLETOWN -- Once Bronxville settled into its offense, the goals came in bunches yesterday. The Broncos overcame a couple of unforced miscues in the opening minutes and then Charlie McCormick took over.
McCormick had a natural hat trick, fueling Bronxville to a 15-2 victory over Section 9 champ Red Hook in a New York State Class C boys lacrosse regional semifinal at Middletown High School. Bronxville will meet Section 2 winner Glens Falls in a Class C regional final Saturday, 6 p.m., at the University of Albany. The victor moves on to the state semifinals Wednesday, 8 p.m., at White Plains against the Long Island winner.
McCormick led Bronxville with five goals and Henry Grass added a hat trick. Bronxvilles defensive trio of Luke Dutton, Billy Casperson and Jack Harris, and goalie Eric Pass were outstanding. Pass finished with 10 saves while Dutton, Casperson and Harris kept the Red Hook attack wide of the goal when coming out from behind the net. Defensively, Bronxville thwarted five Red Hook man-up advantages. McCormick got Bronxville going with his first goal at the 2:59 mark, punctuating a pass from Jack Grass in a man-up situation. McCormicks next two goals came 32 seconds apart, at 8:13 and 8:45. Jack Near and Henry Grasso completed the five-goal first quarter.
Bronxville, which led 11-0 at the time, kept Red Hook scoreless until the 7:44 mark of the third quarter when Zack Gilman scored on a perfectly-placed shot.
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