Game Day Reports for

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Scores Today
Pittsford - 11Baldwinsville - 8REPORT
Victor - 11Vestal - 5REPORT
Pal-Mac - 6JD - 20REPORT


Pittsford - 11
Baldwinsville - 8
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Pittsford 2 4 3 2   11
  Baldwinsville 4 2 1 1   8


Pittsford Makes State Finals for First Time

- Pittsford dominated the second half and defeated Baldwinsville (Section III) 11-8 to advance to the Class A State Finals.  The Panthers will face Ward Melville on Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. John Fisher after they defeated Lakeland-Panas 9-6.  Colby Barker led in scoring with 5g-1a for Pittsford and was a force on the field.  For the Bees, Matthew Dickman and Peter Fiorini each finished with 2g.

The difference in halves could not have been more apparent.  Both teams played a strong first half with the score finishing at 6-6.  The game was evenly matched with both teams making strong offensive showings and standup defensive plays. Pittsford wins

Baldwinsville goalie Frank Delia recorded 5 saves in the first half and made a couple point blank stops.  Pittsford’s Gavin Catalano recorded 3 of his 4 saves in the first half.  The Bees led for the entire first half and controlled the pace.  In the second half, Baldwinsville looked almost like a different team.  They had trouble hitting the cage and their defense failed to continue to stop the Panther’s offense.  The Panthers scored on all five shots in the second half, including three outside shots past the zone defense to take their first lead halfway through the third quarter. 

Baldwinsville started off the game with the first goal with 10:18 remaining.  Cole Peters scored with a sweep down the right alley.  Two minutes later the Panthers tied the game for the first of four times.  Brennan Monney (2g-3a) scored a fast-break goal.  The play began with Ryan Walpole grabbing a ground ball on the defensive area.  The ball was quick cleared upfield and John Mozrall assisted Monney for the first Panther goal.  Baldwinsville responded with two quick goals within 30 seconds.  The first was off a loose ball on the crease by Matthew Dickman.  The second began with a loose ball ground ball by Brandon Mimas about 8 meters above the crease. Pittsford wins Mimas dumped the ball to Ryan Gebhardt closer to the crease who finished into the back of the net.  Pittsford kept the game close with an outside shot by Barker with 4:14 remaining.  The final first quarter goal was scored by Baldwinsville with 0:11 remaining. Peters drove down the left side of the restraining area and found Dickman open cutting perpendicular across the crease.  Dickman caught the ball as he fell and finished into the back of the net.  The Bees led 4-2 at the end of the first quarter.

The Panthers began coming back in the second quarter, but could not take a lead.  They outscored the Bees 4-2 in the second quarter to tie the game at 6-6 at halftime.  Baldwinsville’s Peter Fiorini scored the first of his 2g with an outside shot from the right side.  Trailing by 3, Pittsford scored three unanswered to tie the game for second time at 5-5.  Mooney scored his second off a feed from John Mozrall.  Mooney caught the ball as he passed the cage and finished behind the back in an impressive shot.  Two minutes later, Mozrall scored with an inside feed from the top of the restraining line by Sonny Imburgia.  The tying goal was scored by Barker in extra-man offense with an outside shot.  The Bees scored their second goal of the quarter on fast-break with Mimas scoring on a shot from the right flat.  Pittsford tied the game again with a dodge down the middle of the field by Jeremy Jacob.  The score was tied 6-6 at the half.Pittsford wins

In the second half, Pittsford continued their high-end performance while Baldwinsville had difficulty keeping up the pressure in the second half.  The Bees missed the cage on multiple shots (they only had 3 shots on cage in the entire 24 minutes).  Defensively, they also had issues stopping the outside shot by Pittsford.  Pittsford scored on all five shots on cage in the second half.  Baldwinsville scored the first goal of the half with Fiorini scoring off a drive down the right side.  The Panthers scored the next three goals to end the quarter and take their first lead in the game.  All three goals were scored on high outside shots.  The first two by Barker and the third by Jake Belias.  The Panthers led 9-7 after three quarters.   The fourth was similar with Baldwinsville scoring the first goal and Pittsford responding.  The Bees scored with three quick passes ending in Austin Bolton assisting Spencer Wirtheim. 

Pittsford winsPittsford scored two more goals and took major chunks off the clock when on offense in the fourth quarter.  Barker scored his fifth and Sonny Imburgia scored his lone goal.  The Panthers were forced to “keep it in” multiple times throughout the final quarter, as they slowed the pace and did not allow Baldwinsville chances with the ball.  The final three minutes had multiple penalties against Baldwinsville as they attempted to get the ball back on offense.  At the face-off for Pittsford, Patrick Sullivan finished 16/22 and was a key factor in keeping Pittsford in possession of the ball.  The Panthers move on the Finals for the first time in program history and will face Ward Melville at 10:00 on Saturday at St. John Fisher College.

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Victor - 11
Vestal - 5
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Victor 5 1 2 3   11
  Vestal 1 0 1 3   5


Victor Looks for Third Straight State Title

- Victor advanced to their third straight State Finals with an 11-5 win over Vestal (Section IV).  The Blue Devils are the two-time defending State Champions and are looking for their third straight win.  Victor will face Yorktown (Section I).Victor wins The Huskers defeated Garden City 5-4 in double overtime to advance.  Yorktown also returns to the State Finals (they lost 9-6 to JD last season).  Victor came out of the gate strong and scored the first five goals to lead 5-0 with 4:50 remaining in the opening quarter.

The first four goals for the Blue Devils were all assisted goals.  Sam Lambert assisted Connor Keenan to open the scoring off a broken clear.  Less than a minute later and Mitchell Cain assisted Zach Estabrooks on an inside feed to the crease.  Cain scored the next goal with an outside shot (assisted by Lambert) Keenan fed Alexander Mabbett for the fourth Blue Devil goal.  Victor’s fifth goal of the game was scored after a second broken clear with Alex Hernandez pushing to the opening goal before Vestal’s Luke Barney could get back in position between the pipes.  The Golden Bears scored their first goal with a straight drive at the cage by Brandon Bender with 0:45 remaining in the first quarter.  Victor led 5-1 after 12 minutes.

In the second quarter, Victor added the only goal during a man-down fast-break.  The Blue Devil’s pushed the ball upfield, despite being man-down.  Joey Pezzimenti scored off a feed from Kyler Roth.  The Blue Devils led 6-1 at the half.  They continued their press into the third quarter and scored another two goals before the Golden Bears scored their second.  Estabrooks scored off an outside shot and Pezzimenti assisted Clark Andre from behind the cage.  Vestal scored the final goal of the quarter with a sweep along to the top of the restraining area by Quinn Webster.  Victor led 8-2 after three quarers.Victor wins

In the fourth quarter, both teams added three goals.  Vestal scored first with JT Stirpe driving from behind the cage.  Victor responded with three more goals.  Keenan scored off a loose ball on the crease.  Lambert assisted Estabrooks from behind and Andrew Russell scored unassisted with an inside dodge from the crease.  The final Blue Devil goal was scored with 6:40 remaining and they held their largest lead of the game (11-3).  The Golden Bears scored the final two goals.  Matt Thrasher scored on a man-up outside shot and Webster scored his second with a mid-range shot on back-up goalie Jeremy Schopinsky.  Schopinsky recorded 2 saves for the Blue Devils.  Starter, Chayse Ierlan recorded 9 saves, including six in the second quarter to hold the Golden Bears scoreless through the entire quarter.

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