BY MICHAEL KELLY
Days after its upset win in the Section II Class A boys’ lacrosse title game, Shenendehowa fell 8-7 in the first round of the state playoffs to Section I’s Lakeland/Panas in Yorktown.
The Plainsmen received a pair of goals Wednesday from both senior Owen Putman and sophomore Matt Stucchi, while junior goalie Anthony Tebbano made 13 saves.
For Lakeland/Panas, Sean Makar had four goals and two assists.
The Plainsmen never led in their season-ending June 1 loss, but always was within at least two scores. Down 5-4 at halftime, Shenendehowa was last tied late in the third quarter.
Shenendehowa finished its season at 15-5. Its final win came against Niskayuna last Friday, a game in which the Plainsmen broke the Silver Warriors’ 81-game winning streak within Section II play.
Lakeland/Panas 2 3 1 2 — 8
Shenendehowa 2 2 1 2 — 7
Lakeland/Panas scoring: Sean Makar 4-2, Jo Jo Janavey 2-1, Kevin Prunty 1-1, Chris Conti 1-0. Shenendehowa scoring: Owen Putman 2-0, Matt Stucchi 2-0, Eric Makhatadze 1-1, Dakota Rainville 1-0, Pierce Holohan.0-1, Mike Lazarro 0-1.
Goalies: Lakeland/Panas, Kevin Dyckman, 5 saves. Shenendehowa, Anthony Tebbano, 13 saves.