Greene beaten in state semifinals

CICERO – With the dearth of shots and overall scoring opportunities, it was no surprise that neither Greene nor Mamaroneck scored during the 60 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of sudden-victory overtime.

Left to a penalty stroke shootout to determine the winner, the Tigers outscored the Trojans 3-1 in the shootout Friday night to avenge last year’s Class A state finals loss, and move on to the field hockey finals against Williamsville North.

Mamaroneck never really came close to scoring a goal in the game. Of the two shots on goal that it had, one came in the game’s opening three minutes, and the other – in the second half – was easily turned aside by Greene senior goalie Devyn Staley.

Greene (18-1), who was looking to repeat as state champions, finished with only five shots and seven penalty corners. It was also the first time in 2 1/2 years that the Trojans failed to put a goal on the board.

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