Burkhart leads Brighton past Sutherland

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Christian Burkhart scored a goal and stopped all but one shot in net as (3)Brighton held off (6)Pittsford Sutherland 3-1 in a Class A quarterfinal Tuesday night on Winton Road. 

Gabriel Barraclough-Tan opened the scoring for the Barons midway through the first half. Burkhart followed in the 34th minute with his fifth goal of the year. 

Carsen Ramseger cut the lead in half for the Knights just before halftime. 

Sutherland had plenty of pressure in the second half, but Connor McQuillan netted the only goal on a header after a 40 yard chip into the box. 

Brighton moves on to Friday’s semifinals. They will face (2)Spencerport after the Rangers knocked off (7)Athena 2-1 Tuesday night. 

Sutherland finished their season 12-7-1. 

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