continued “We did a good job being physical and we held our own,” Reynolds said.
“I think we dominated in the first half today,” Brothers said. “We went hard the whole time and that resulted in the victory.”
“I know we have a very good team and when we are playing well we can beat any team in the state,” McAuliffe said. “It was a worry when we got to halftime and it was tied and we had so many chances. I have to give credit to my boys, they kept at it and finally got the break. At this point of the year we have done all of our preparation.”
Poland’s best shot came in the second half, but was turned aside by Bissonette, who made a jump save in the upper corner.
“Everyone told me in the final four I was going to get chances to make saves and I needed to come through, and I was able to,” he said.
Poland played a more balanced game in the second, but still was unable to generate shots, with Chazy holding an 8-2 shot advantage. Chazy also had a 4-1 advantage on second half corner kicks.
The Eagles will face the Section II champions Fort Ann in Sunday’s championship game. The Cardinals scored a 1-0 win over Jasper-Troupsburg earlier in the day.
“We have got to defend well, we have to finish our chances better than we did today,” McAuliffe said. “If we can do that, they I feel we can win tomorrow.”