BURRILLVILLE — Brandon Chretien scored the go-ahead goal in the final three minutes and Westerly High held on for an 11-10 win over top-seeded Burrillville in the Division III boys lacrosse semifinals Wednesday.
No. 4 Westerly moves to the title game on Sunday at Cranston Stadium at noon. The Bulldogs will play Lincoln or Narragansett.
Chretien scored the winning goal with 2:36 left, with Mark Buckley assisting.
Westerly (15-3) trailed 5-3 at the half, but outscored the Broncos 6-2 in the third quarter to take a 9-7 lead. Rhys Johnstone, who finished with five goals, scored three in the third quarter.
"We got off off to a slow start, but reorganized, made some adjustments and capitalized on that," Westerly coach Ted Spencer said.
Ben Morrone finished with two goals and three assists, and Buckley had two goals and two assists. Joe Fusaro added a goal and two assists, and Aaron Keegan and Madigan Hiltz each had assists.
"We had 11 goals and 10 of them were assisted," Spencer said. "We did a great job of identifying their weaknesses and putting it in the net. The kids did a great job of staying composed and plugging away."
Westerly goalie Brandon Tallardy finished with 18 saves. The Bulldogs won 15 of 23 faceoffs, and picked up 36 of 69 groundballs.
"Brandon had his best performance of the year and was a big reason we won," Spencer said. "Madigan Hiltz did a great job on faceoffs."
Burrillville finished the season 14-2. Both losses came against Westerly on its home field by one goal each time.
— Keith Kimberlin