Skaneateles senior forward Lizzy Sachar remembers the heartbreak of losing the New York State Public High School Athletic Association regional championship to Williamsville in overtime as a freshman in 2019. She had the complete opposite reaction after this past season.
Sachar and the Lakers defeated Franklin Academy, 3-1, on Feb. 13 at SUNY Canton to win the program’s second regional championship. It was Skaneateles’ first title since the 2016-17 season.
“It was really a full-circle moment,” Sachar said. “When we lost our freshman year in overtime, that was not a good feeling. There are six of us who were on that team, so that was like half of our team that experienced that. I remember after losing that game thinking, ‘We’re going to win the state championship in our senior year,’ and that is what made it really special.”
“There was no better way to go out,” added senior forward Rebecca Cain, who along with her twin sister, Rachelle, will be playing in college at Potsdam.