Doody made seven saves, most in the first half when the Owls were under siege and struggled to get the ball across midfield in the blustery conditions. Lawrence’s Ethan Kohan made four stops, including a diving-point blank save on Anthony Molina in the 15th minute.
Both defenses bent but wouldn’t break. Lynbrook’s back row was led by Timur Ceylan, who may have saved a goal with less than 10 minutes remaining when he cleared the ball from the goalmouth. David Ramirez set the tone in Lawrence’s defensive zone.
“I started to get concerned about midway through the first half when we still hadn’t scored,” Leary said. “When you have a strong wind on your side against a gritty and well-coached team like they are, it’s important to take advantage.
“We didn’t, but we kept at it and finally got one.”