The Penn Yan Mustangs boys lacrosse team lost in Saturday’s Class D state championship game to Pleasantville, out of Section 1, by a score of 16-2 at St. John Fisher College.
Pleasantville would jump out to a 1-0 lead but Penn Yan would quickly answer.
For Blumbergs, that would be his 50th goal of the season. Pleasantville would jump back in front at 2-1 before Colton Smith would tie it up with :50 to go in the first quarter. It would be all Pleasantville from that point on, as 8 players on the #1 ranked team in Class D in New York would go onto score the games next 14 goals and win their first ever state championship.
21 students made up this year’s roster for Penn Yan: 7 freshmen, 5 sophomores, 5 juniors and 4 seniors. The seniors, Austin Blumbergs, Dylan Stape, Dakota Miller and Keith Fuller led a team to the state championship game that many thought would never get there. The four left a mark on the Mustangs and their program that will be felt for years to come.
In his 14th season, Coach Brian Hobart’s squad finished the year with a 15-6 record, won their 23rd Section Five championship, another Far West Regional and made their 5th ever appearance in a state championship game.