Garden City boys lacrosse is back in the Nassau Class B
title game. Again.
Fuelled by senior attack Justin Guterding’s play around
the cage and James Sullivan dominating the X, the top-seeded Trojans ran away
from No. 3 Long Beach, 12-3, in a Nassau Class B semifinal Tuesday at Hofstra’s
The Trojans (15-3), the defending state champion, have won
the last seven Nassau titles.
“We don’t take this for granted,” said Guterding, who will
play in his fourth straight county final. The Duke commit finished with four
goals and three assists.
“Super day,” Garden City Coach Steve Finnell said. “[Guterding]
stepped up his play distributing the ball, shooting the ball well and becoming
a great leader on the offensive end.”
Long Beach (15-3) hung with Garden City into the second
period. Marines junior Josh Ayzenberg’s goal with 2:11 left in the opening
quarter knotted the teams at 2.
“We had a tough first quarter. We turn the ball over,” Finnell
said. “But we settled down and had a 4-0 second quarter.”