Pinkerton tips Bishop Guertin for boys lacrosse title

Bishop Guertin's Sean Cameron unleashes a laser beam at the Pinkerton Academy net. Cameron and the Cardinals fell to the Astros, 14-12, in the Division I boys lacrosse state title game on Saturday night.

EXETER – In a state championship classic, drenched with momentum swings and runs, Pinkerton Academy had the final answer, defending its Division I tite in a 14-12 thriller over top-seeded Bishop Guertin.

Down 5-1 early, BG burst to a 9-6 third-quarter lead, only to see it slip away.

A stunning strip and steal by Cardinals’ goalie James Heitmiller set up the Dawson Clark equalizer, 12-12, with 59.4 seconds left, delighting the Guertin crowd.

But the Astros have faceoff automaton Gennaro Marra, and the senior owned the final 59.4 seconds. Marra’s first draw win set up Mason Drouin’s game-winner with 37 seconds left. His second ended things, as with the Cardinals scrambling, Drouin scored what amounted to an empty-net goal to ice it, making it two straight titles for the Astros, three in the last five seasons.

For more, see Monday’s Telegraph.