WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Harvey School boys' lacrosse team's near-perfect season will not end with Saturday's Hudson Valley Athletic League championship game victory over South Kent. The win qualified the Cavaliers for the upcoming Western New England Preparatory School Lacrosse Association tournament, which begins Saturday.
The 16-1 Cavaliers earned a spot in the New England tournament for the first time in a decade and will face the winner of the Hamden Hall-St. Luke's matchup Friday in the second round. Harvey, a Division 3 entry, lost its only game of the season to Division 2 St. Luke's. A victory Friday would earn the Cavs a spot against an Eastern New England entry.
Harvey coach Jason Hill, still recovering from the frantic 7-6 victory over South Kent in the HVAL final with the winning goal by Brandon Hickey with nine seconds remaining in the game, said the game had the team on an "emotional roller coaster."
"My heart was in my throat," Hill said. "It was a little more exciting than I wanted it to be. We'll be spending the next few days getting ready, staying loose and watching films."
Hill said he understood that his Cavaliers are considered underdogs in the upcoming tournament.
"This proves we are competitive and a very capable small-school team." he said. "We like being the underdogs. We seem to thrive on it."
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