continued “I just hit it as hard as I could,” said Carrk. “I didn’t put it in any specific place.”
“We did our best to match up with them, but they’re a very tough team,” said Cleary. “I’m very proud of (my team). They fought to the very end.”
Bethlehem advances to its third consecutive state tournament appearance. The Eagles begin pool play Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center against a field that includes Section III champion Baldwinsville and Section V champ McQuaid. The fourth team will be determined by this week’s Long Island championship.
“I think (we’ll have) the same mindset we’ve had all season (at the state tournament),” said Mahar. “If we’re able to put the ball down, we’re a difficult team to beat.”