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On This Day In History | 1991

May 15, 2011

The Bears | Linzee (#6), Heinsohn (#1), T. Hanchett (2nd row, 2nd from left) & S. Hanchett (Front, 4th from right)

On this day 20 years ago the boys lacrosse team won their season finale, 3-1, against a strong Babylon team that went on to play in the Class B County Championship.  During a season in which the Bears lost six 1-goal games, 2 of which coming in overtime, the victory was a bright spot for the youthful squad in only its 2nd year of varsity play.  Sam Hanchett got the scoring started in the 1st period, courtesy of a pass from James Hagn.  Behind strong defense from Chris Lunati and Jeremy Linzee and outstanding net-minding from Ben Heinsohn, the Brook shut out the Panthers in the 1st half to take a 1-0 halftime lead.

Babylon scored their 1st goal in the 3rd quarter, but Heinsohn, who saved 16 of the 17 shots he saw, made sure it was their last.  Toby Hanchett and Matt Bell each scored in the 3rd period and the 2 goal lead, coupled with a nearly impenetrable defense, ensured the blue and white victory.

The lacrosse team captured its season finale with a 3-1 margin over Babylon, a class B playoff finalist.  Sam Hanchett of Stony Brook scored first as he received a tight pass from senior James Hagn of Stony Brook and threw in a left-handed shot past a Babylon defender.  Junior Toby Hanchett scored the game winner with 7:46 to play in the third period in a man-up situation.  A minute later, senior Matt Bell sealed the game with a low shot that bounced past the screened Babylon goaltender.  Bell won six of seven faceoffs.

~ The Village Times



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