Kingston — There were no tears this time, no faces frozen with shock.

Kingston — There were no tears this time, no faces frozen with shock.

Just smiles and screams of joy from Kingston after they wiped out Pine Bush 14-6 in the Section 9 Class A girls' lacrosse title game last night.

It was a very different scene at Dietz Stadium a year ago when those same Kingston players walked off the turf in a daze after being stunned by Pine Bush in the title game, 13-12.

How long did that defeat haunt the Tigers?

"Until now," said senior Mary Maxwell, who scored four goals last night. "Every day of the season, we thought about it."

The Tigers wanted revenge. Badly.

"We came out so ready to play this game, we ran our hearts out," said senior Danielle Williams, who added three goals and an assist.

Kingston (17-2) broke open a 6-3 game at halftime with seven straight goals to open the second half. Pine Bush (12-4) didn't help itself, either, receiving six yellow cards, compared to one for Kingston.

Junior Shannon Clancy was given a yellow card for a stick to the face of a Kingston player with 9:43 left in the first half. Clancy then threw her stick to the turf, bringing another yellow card and an automatic ejection.

"When Shannon got two yellow cards, it kind of broke us down," said Stephanie Allen, who scored twice, including the goal that finally broke the Kingston second-half scoring streak. "It was a tough game, they came out strong."

With the win, Kingston put the wraps on a dominant season, at least locally. The Tigers ran the table against Section 9 opposition this year — not only that, they scored double figures in each game.

It won't be that easy next week, when Kingston faces Section 1 champ Lakeland in the opening round of the state tournament at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Torne Valley Sports Complex in Hillburn. Lakeland is ranked second in the state.

But the Tigers won't be riding high off their win against Pine Bush. They'll still be pushed by that loss to Pine Bush a year ago.

"You learn everything from losing," Williams said.