SLP boys lacrosse advance to title game

SLP’s Charlie Wilson, center, makes a save on Colton-Pierrepont’s Ty Farns (3) during Thursday’s semifinal game. Also pictured is SLP’s Jonah Ducatt. (Provided photo — Alicia Brandes)

The Saranac Lake Placid boys lacrosse team pulled off another stunning road victory in the Section X, Class D playoffs, defeating the No. 2 seed Colton-Pierrepont Colts 9-8 to advance the sectional title game this past Thursday.

The six seeded SLP team, which is in its first season back as a varsity squad since 2019, previously topped No. 3 Salmon River 12-11 in overtime on May 21.

Saranac Lake Placid scored three goals in the fourth quarter to take a lead, with Lincoln Norfolk netting the eventual game-winner with a little over five minutes remaining in the game. Kellan Duffy, Lukas Miemis and Scottie Nicholas also scored goals for SLP.

It will be the first time SLP has ever competed in the sectional title game. The Saranac Lake lacrosse team last played in the sectional title contest in 2011 when there were just two teams in Section X, Class B. The school’s lone boys lacrosse championship was won in 2005.

The joint Lake Placid and Saranac Lake boys lacrosse program was dropped after the 2019 season due to a lack of players.

While there has a been a modified program for the past few years, the varsity program was revived this season.

SLP didn’t have the greatest of regular seasons, winning just three games, but come playoffs the sophomore-laden squad has proved it can compete with just about anyone.

The team will face its toughest opponent yet, when they take on the top-seeded Canton Golden Bears in the Section X, Class D title game on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at SUNY Canton.

During the regular season, SLP suffered a 17-1 loss to the Golden Bears on April 29.


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