SARANAC LAKE -The Saranac Lake varsity boys lacrosse team took care of its final home game of the regular season before playing for the Section X championship against St. Lawrence May 25.
The Red Storm scored five straight goals in the opening quarters and four of the last five goals in beating Colton-Pierrepont, 11-8, May 18.
"We want to be playing our best when we take to the field against St. Lawrence," Head Coach Dermott Morgan said. "We played them to a 9-7 loss and had the lead late in both games. And we feel that we can utilize our speed on a dry, turf field in Canton."
With six starters missing the game with varying injuries, Seth Pickerign scored four of the Red Storm's first five goals, finishing with six goals in the game.
Josh Tremblay scored two goals in the win, while Jeff Stevens, Peter Madden and Kevin Duguay each scored one goal.
"Peter Madden has been amazing for us," Assistant Coach Chris Dupree said. "Stevens, Duguay and Pickerign have all contributed."
"The big thing with six starters being out has been trying to keep the wheels from falling off," said Morgan. "We are still new in lacrosse, and sometimes we will give up a bunch of goals."
Against Colton-Pierrepont, the Red Storm saw a 5-1 lead turn into a 6-5 deficit before taking an 8-6 lead on their way to the win.
The Section X Championship game against St. Lawrence was scheduled for Wednesday, May 24.