Girl's Lacrosse: Penn Yan drops a 12-10 decision to Honeoye Falls-Lima in Class C Title Game

Gary Pinneo
The Penn Yan Mustang Girl's Lacrosse team accepts their runner-up t-shirts after falling to Honeoye Falls-Lima in the Class C Championship game May 27.

For the second year in a row, Penn Yan girl's lacrosse team’s hope of returning to the New York State tournament was short-circuited by a talented Honeoye Falls-Lima team. The Mustang girls went into the May 27 Class C championship game against the Cougars as the #1 seeded team. HF-L was the #2 seed.

But the very quick Cougar team jumped to a 9-3 lead in the first half and looked to be totally the driver's seat. HF-L increased their lead in the second half to 12-5 with just under 10 minutes left in the contest. But Penn Yan wasn't going to exit easily from this big game. The Mustangs scored 5 goals in just under 3 minutes to narrow the Cougar lead to 12-10. The large contingent of Penn Yan rooters hoped the Eastridge High School Field was going to see a miracle comeback, but it was not to be.

The HF-L laxers held on to win the game 12-10 and advance to the first round State Tournament game in Buffalo on Saturday.

Heather Conklin and Courtney Lafler scored 3 goals each to lead the Orange and Blue attack. Brie Yonge, Kendall Neuberger, Elissa Callaway, and Hannah Christensen also scored goals for Penn Yan. Jessica Covell played well in the nets for the Mustangs, making some big saves late.