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Long Beach Marines Repeat as NYS Champs!

By admin, 03/03/20, 8:30AM EST

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Small School Division dominated by Nassau County

The Long Beach Marines overcame 1-1-1 Tournament round at the weather delayed NYS State Tournament this weekend to rebound in a familiar fashion to capture the crown. 

After losing to Cold Spring Harbor 8-3 in the opening game of the Tournament, Coach Joe Brand was certain that his team needed a Mulligan and would rebound the rest of the Tournament. Getting into the playoffs with a win in their last game, they had to face a powerful Manhasset team to get to the Championship to have a chance to repeat. 

Behind a stellar effort by Goaltender Kieran Byrne, Long Beach held on to defeat Manhasset 2-1 to earn the berth and the tournament rematch with Cold Spring Harbor. 

Reversing the tournament round, Long Beach built an insurmountable early lead and coasted over the Seahawks to win the Trophy and repeating as the NYS Champs!!

Congratulations to the Marines, Coach Joe Brand and staff for bringing home the title again!!