- First Posted: 2019-06-08
- Updated: 2019-07-01 10:12:24
Massapequa Wins Second State Title
Massapequa won their second State Title in school history with a 10-6 win over Fairport this morning. The Chiefs won their first title in 2014 with a 16-2 win over Fayetteville-Manlius. The Chiefs scored the opening two goals and led throughout the contest. They won the first three quarters (and tied 2-2 in the fourth). Senior midfielder Thomas Greenblatt had a demonstrative game and finished with 3g-3a. He scored or assisted four of the first five Chief goals to set the pace in the first half. Goalie Nicholas Squicciarini recorded 5 of his 9 saves in the first quarter and held the Red Raiders to only a single goal in the opening quarter. For the Red Raiders, Klay Stuver led in scoring with 2g-1a. Goalie Tim Defendis recorded 10 saves (50%) between the pipes. Another key to the Chief’s success included face-off midfielder Angelo Petrakis who finished the game with 15/20 face-off wins with a team leading seven ground balls.
Massapequa scored the first goals with Garrett Gibbons scoring the first. He scored on a drive down the right alley. Four minutes later, Greenblatt got his first assist with a pass from the upper right corner to Colin Gleason who was open on the right side GLE. The first Red Raider goal was scored with 2:43 left in the quarter. The play began with a check from defender Connor Fundis at near midfield. He took the ball away and forced it quickly upfield. Caleb Kaiser fed Kole Stuver across the crease on a fast-break goal. The final goal of the quarter was a single player drive by Greenblatt with 2:11 left on the clock. The Chiefs led 3-1 after 12 minutes.
The second quarter was the highest scoring with five goals between the two teams. The Chiefs outscored Fairport 3-2 in the quarter to increase their lead to 6-3. Massapequa scored the opener with Greenblatt assisting Sam Lutfi two minutes into play. With 7:24 left in the half, Klay Stuver scored at the conclusion of a quick succession of shots. The Chiefs responded with a pair. The first began with a dodge by Gibbons. After the slide, he dropped the ball off to Greeenblatt who crossed it to Eamon Hall. Fairport added one more before halftime. Kole Stuver began a dead ball play at the end line and quickly found a cutting Kody Gould at GLE. He finished into the net with 1:42 left.
In the third, Massapequa added two more and Fairport added one. Gleason and Hall scored for the Chiefs and Rob Crowley scored for the Red Raiders. All three goals were scored during un-even fast-break situations. In the fourth, Massapequa started with the first two goals to take their largest lead at 10-4. Both goals were scored by Greenblatt. The Red Raiders scored with 5:51 and 5:41 off of goals from Colin Peers and Klay Stuver. The Chiefs won the ensuing draw and held off the ball for the remainder of the game. The Red Raiders had a number of late penalties that aided in the Chief’s stall; however, even during even-man play, the Chief had strong control of the ball.