Game Day Reports for

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Scores Today
Victor - 10Thomas - 9REPORT
Penn Yan - 8Aquinas - 6REPORT


Geneva - 13
Wayne - 2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Geneva 4 4 1 4   13
  Wayne 2 0 0 0   2


Geneva Wins First Title Since 2008

- Geneva defeated Wayne 13-2 to win the Section Five Class C Championship.  This is the first win for the Panthers since 2008.  Geneva was led in scoring by junior midfielder Sam Miller with 3g-2a.  Miller was named Most Valuable Player for the Class C All Tournament Team.

Geneva vs Wayne FinalsThe Panthers led in scoring 4-2 after the first quarter and just pulled way after that.  They added another 4 in the second quarter, 1 in third and 4 in the fourth.  The Screaming Eagles scored the first goal of the game with Zach Boyatzies feeding Spencer Quinn at the top of the restraining line.  Geneva responded with three unanswered goals.  Jonah Latimer, Miller and Blake Knifley scored for the Panthers.  Knifley joined Miller and was named to the All Tournament team.  He scored the goal off a feed from Noah Eightmey after he drove to the cage and pulled the defense out of position.  Wayne’s final goal was scored with 1:01 remaining on the clock. Ryan Cahill scored on a single drive from the top side.  Geneva added one more goal as time expired.  Dugan Doeblin scored the first of his 3g-1a with 0:01 remaining on the clock.  Doeblin was also named to the All Tournament Team.  Geneva led 4-2 after 12 minutes.

Geneva vs Wayne FinalsThe Panthers slowly added to their count while holding Wayne scoreless for the final 37 minutes.  Of note came a scoring run in the fourth quarter where Knifley scored back to back goals only 0:13 apart.  Both goals were scored on face-off fast-breaks.  The first was unassisted and the second was assisted by Doeblin.  The majority of the face-offs were taken by Nick Askin, who was also named to the All Tournament team.  In the cage for Geneva, Jacob Drennan finished with 13 saves and was demonstrative during the game.  He was named to the All Tournament Team at the conclusion of the game.  The last player for the Panthers named to the Team was defenseman Jagger Kerr.  Kerr, a sophomore, had a standout performance on defense.  He recorded an assist and five takes during the game.

For Wayne, three players were named to the All Tournament Team.  Boyatzies at the attack, John Reagan at the midfield and Jonathan Graziose in the defense.  In the cage for the Screaming Eagles, Jack Acker recorded 10 saves.  From the Semi Finals, there were two representatives.  Newark Parker Casselman and HFL defenseman Henry Millard.  Geneva moves on to the State Tournament where they will face Section Six Champions.  West Seneca East faces Eden tomorrow May 30th at 7:30

Geneva vs Wayne Finals

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Fairport - 8
Penfield - 9
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Fairport 1 2 2 3   8
  Penfield 4 2 1 2   9


Penfield Wins First Title Since 2012

- Penfield held off a late press by Fairport to become the Class A Champions with a 9-8 win over the Red Raiders.  This is the first Sectional Title for Penfield since 2013.  The Patriots and Red Raiders have now face three times in the Title Game and Penfield now has a 2-1 lead.  Prior to today, Fairport defeated Penfield in 2012 and Penfield defeated Fairport in 1993.

Penfield vs Fairport FinalsPenfield came out in the first half and dominated the play.  The Patriots scored five unanswered goals to lead 5-1 early in the second quarter.  Their offense and defense were clearly stronger and Fairport did not look like themselves.  During halftime, Fairport pulled themselves together and the matchup was much closer in the second half.  Fairport slowly chipped away at the Patriot lead; however, Penfield held on to the final minutes to secure the Title.

Penfield led by four goals with 7:13 remaining before the Red Raiders scored the final three goals of the game.  Brennan Maloney, who was named to the All Tournament Team, assisted the first goal and then scored the next two to almost single handedly bring his team back from the four goal deficit.  Both teams played a hard fought matchup.  One of the keys to Penfield success was at the face-off.  Bennett Webster had a strong game, especially in the first half, and gave key opportunities to his offense.  Offensively, Penfield’s Jack Cummings finished with 2g-2a and was named Class A Tournament MVP.  Senior midfielder Jack Joyce finished with 3g and was also named to the Team.  Defensively, senior William Fell was named to the Team.

Penfield vs Fairport FinalsFairport, who struggled in the first half, came together and outscored Penfield 6-3 in the final nine goals (the last goal of the first half into the second half).  Of the final six Red Raider goals, Maloney was a part of five (3g-2a).  Joining Maloney on the All Tournament Team was Klay Stuver (3g-1a) and Spencer Bell (1g-1a).  Defensively, senior Jacob Krause was selected.

Fairport opened up the scoring 1:11 into the game.  Stuver scored of an outside shot from the left wing.  The Red Raiders did not score again for 17 minutes.  Penfield finished out the first quarter with four goals.  The first was scored with an outside shot from Joyce.  Less than ten seconds later, Dan Taddeo scored.  He picked up the loose ball on the crease and finished into the back of the net.  Another 19 seconds passed and Penfield added their third.  Jacob Emmick scored with a hard outside shot during a slow break off the faceoff.  The final first quarter goal was scored with a sweep from the right side by Cummings.  Penfield led 4-1 after 12 minutes.

In the second quarter, Penfield scored the first goal.  Joey Barboza scored with a drive along the right flat.  He then quickly stopped and pushed back for an underhanded shot.  Fairport finally got back on the board with 5:24 remaining in the second quarter.  Maloney took a shot that missed the cage.  It was grabbed behind the cage by Bell.  He redirected the ball to the other side of the field and found Reese Burek open for the goal.  Barboza scored another unassisted goal with a single player dodge from the top through the defense.  Fairport trailed 6-2 with time counting down in the half.  They had one more chance and scored with 0:07 remaining.  Maloney dumped the ball to the crease as he fell to the turf.  Bell was there to finish into the back of the net.  Penfield led 6-3 going into halftime.

Penfield vs Fairport FinalsFairport was a different team in the second half.  They scored two more goals to pull within one.  Maloney scored unassisted with a drive through traffic from behind the cage and Stuver scored with an outside shot during a flag down situation.  The only other goal of the third quarter was scored by Penfield with 3:38 remaining.  The play began with Ryan Reynolds grabbing a loose ball on defense.  The ball was quickly moved up field and after a rapid succession of half a dozen passes. Dan Taddeo found Joyce open for his second goal.  Penfield led 7-5 after three quarters.

The Patriots came into the final quarter and extended their lead to 3.  Joyce scored his third with an outside shot from the right side and Cummings scored with a drive down the center.  Cumming’s goal was the final for the Patriots and was scored with 7:13 remaining.  The Red Raiders finished out the game with a man-up goal from Stuver (assisted by Maloney) and back to back goals from Maloney.  In the final 90 seconds both teams had attempts at the cage.  Three timeouts were used in the final 70 seconds and both teams jockeyed for the ball.  Fairport had one last attempt at the cage in the final 15 seconds, but Penfield got the ball and sent it upfield to hold the one goal lead.

In addition to those listed above,  two players from the Semi Finals were named to the All Tournament Team: From Greece Storm defenseman Ryan Makowski and from Pittsford attackman Ryan Dumont.

Penfield vs Fairport Finals

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Victor - 10
Thomas - 9
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Victor 2 3 2 2 1 10
  Thomas 2 1 2 4   9


Victor Wins in Overtime

- Alexander Mabbett scored off a feed from Joey Pezzimenti 1:59 into the second overtime period to give Victor the 10-9 win over Webster Thomas.  This is the fifth consecutive win for the Blue Devils.  Victor started off the game strong and took an early 5-2 in the second quarter.  They continued to put up points and increased their lead to 7-3 with 9:50 remaining in the third quarter.  After that Thomas put on the back-burners.  They scored four straight goals before Victor added their 8th.  The Titans continued to push all the way through the fourth and into the two overtime periods.  Both teams had shots at the cage in overtime and it was edge of your seat lacrosse for both periods.

Thomas vs Victor FinalsIn the first half, both teams scored two goals.  Victor struck first with Connor Keenan scoring off a feed from behind by Sam Lambert.  Lambert was named Class B All Tournament MVP.  Two minutes later, Thomas got on the board with an unassisted goal from Colin Horan.  Horan came off a dead ball time out and drive straight from the top down the left side.  The Blue Devils responded with another goal.  This time, Andrew Russell scored off another drive from the top.  The final first quarter goal was scored by Trevor Ford with a single player dodge from the left goal line.  Ford was named to the All Tournament Team.  In addition, he was awarded the 2018 Offensive Player of the Year for the entire season at the conclusion of tonight’s contest. The first quarter ended with the score tied at 2-2.

In the second quarter, Victor came out swinging and scored three unanswered goals to start the quarter.  Joe Pezzimenti scored with a drive along the right goal line with 11:15 remaining.  Less than a minute later, Connor Keenan scored with an outside shot from the top.  The third Blue Devil goal was scored straight off the face-off only 10 seconds later.  The fast-break goal was scored by Alex Hernandez off a feed from Camden Hay.  Hay finished the game with 1g-1a a pair of defensive takes and was named to the All Tournament Team.  Webster Thomas added the final goal of the half with 7:02 remaining.  The play began off a fast-break where the ball was worked quickly behind the cage to Jacob Allen.  Allen re-routed the ball to the near side and found Matt Hill open on the crease.  Victor led 5-3 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Victor kept up their offense and added the first two goals of the quarter.  Tucker Hill scored the first goal off a face-off fast-break only 8 seconds into the quarter.  Two minutes later, Anthony Pezzimenti fed the crease and instead the ball sailed into the back of the net.  Victor’s largest margin was 7-3 with 9:50 remaining.  Webster Thomas finished out the quarter with back to back goals.  The first was scored by Nick Mabe and assisted by Horan.  Mabe was a major part of the Thomas attempted comeback and was named to the All Tournament Team for the Titans.  The second Titan goal with a drive from the right side by Spencer Nuccitelli.  Victor held the two goal lead 7-5 after three quarter.

Thomas vs Victor FinalsIn the final quarter, Thomas outscored Victor 4-2.  The Titans scored four of the first five and took the lead with 3:31 remaining on the clock.  Their momentum switch in the final quarter put Victor on notice and forced the defending Champions to score to force overtime.  Thomas’ first goal was 0:34 into the quarter with Matt Hill scoring off a feed from Ford.  He scored from the left side with a shot along the close pipe.  Hill finished with 2g-1a and was named to the Team.  Horan scored his second goal less than a minute later with a drive to the same spot Hill shot from and a finish to the same inside pipe.  The game was tied for the third time in the game at 7-7.  Victor broke the four goal streak by the Titans with Hay scoring on a back to front feed from Lambert.  The Titans continued to persevere and scored two more to take their first lead of the game with only 3:31 remaining.  Both goals were scored on midrange shots from Mabe.  The assists came from Hill and Allen.  The final goal of regulation play was scored with 1:43 remaining.  Mabbett scored the first of his two goals off a feed from behind the cage by Pezzimenti.  Both teams had late chances in the final two minutes, but neither could win in regulation.

The first overtime period came and Webster won the opening draw with a use of their timeout.  Webster brought the ball upfield and attempted to score.  They could not get a shot on cage and Victor took over the offense at 1:46.  They cleared the ball and called their own timeout at 1:35 just over midfield.  The Blue Devils attempted their own offensive plays and also could not put a shot on the cage.

Thomas vs Victor FinalsThe second overtime period came and Victor won the face-off with a use of timeout.  They took the ball down field and Mabbett took a hard drive down from the top.  He fired a well placed shot to the bottom left.  Thomas goalie Ethan Ruller (a freshman), showed skill level and calm beyond his years.  He made a tough save to keep his team in the game.  Ruller finished the game with 9 saves and was critical in keeping his team in the game.  The Titans brought the ball upfield and took their own shot.  All Tournament Team member Chayse Ierlan came up with his own save to keep the game going.  Ierlan finished with 10 saves.  In addition to his All Tournament honors, after the game he was named the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year for the entire season.  Victor brought the ball upfield for another attempt at offensive.  The game winning goal came at 1:59 with Pezzimenti assisting Mabbett.

Additional awards at the end of the game included, All Tournament Team selections from Schroeder (AJ Florio) and McQuaid Jesuit (James Merkley).  The third 2018 season honor was the Sportman of the Year and it was awarded to Corey Yunker of Churchville-Chili.

The Blue Devils move on to the State Tournament for the fifth straight year and defend their three straight State Titles.  They will face the winner of Section Six on Saturday at June 2nd at All High Stadium.

Thomas vs Victor Finals

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Penn Yan - 8
Aquinas - 6
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Penn Yan 5 1 1 1   8
  Aquinas 1 2 1 2   6


Penn Yan Wins 23rd Title

- Penn Yan won their 23rd Section Five Title tonight with an 8-6 win over Aquinas.  The Mustangs took an early 6-1 lead and held off the late advances by Aquinas.  The Little Irish scored five of the last seven goals to pull within two.  The  Final Aquinas goal was scored with 7:21 remaining and the final seven minutes were back and forth play with Penn Yan holding the ball and Aquinas trying to force their shots.

Penn Yan vs Aquinas FinalsJunior midfielder Conner Fingar finished tonight’s game with 2g-2a (9g-6a for the whole Tournament) and was named the Class B All Tournament MVP.  The Mustangs scored the first three goals of the game.  Fingar scored the opener with a sweep along the top with 8:20 remaining on the clock.  Fifteen seconds later, Dylan Stape scored on a face-off fast-break off a feed from Fingar.  The third goal was also a fast-break goal with Fingar scoring off a straight drive down the middle.  The Little Irish got on the board with Jonathan Parrinello scoring on a midrange shot.  The Mustangs added two more before the quarter expired.  Ayden Mowry (also named to All Tournament) scored off a feed from Fingar.  Mowry was on the crease and turned and buried the ball into the back of the net.  The first goal of the game that was neither scored or assisted by Fingar was scored with a single player drive as time expired in the half by Austin Blumbergs.  Penn Yan led 5-1 after 12 minutes.

Penn Yan vs Aquinas FinalsThey increased their lead to 6-1 (their largest of the game) with the opening goal of the second quarter.  Colton Smith scored with a drive from behind the cage.  Smith joined Fingar and Mowry on the All Tournament Team for Penn Yan’s offense.  Aquinas finished out the quarter with two goals of their own.  Casey Hochheimer scored the first off a feed from behind the cage by Eli Chalmers.  Both Chalmers and Hochhheimer made the All Tournament Team for Aquinas.  Chalmers assisted the second goal as well with a feed to Jake Reed.  Penn Yan led 6-3 at halftime.

Each team added a single goal in the third quarter.  Aquinas’ Cameron Cecere scored the Little Irish goal with a drive from the top.  The Mustangs scored another goal with 0:01 remaining on the clock.  This time Devon Gerhardt scored off a feed from Smith.  Smith set up behind the cage and drove for a goal along the right side.  After he was turned back, he quickly crossed to the left side and fed Gerhardt on the crease.  Penn Yan led 7-4 after three quarters.

Penn Yan scored their final goal with 10:16 remaining in the fourth quarter.  Blumbergs scored unassisted during a man-up goal.  The Little Irish responded with two back to back goals to end their scoring.  Both goals were scored by Hochheimer with the first assisted by Chalmers and the second assisted by Perrinello.  The final six minutes was back and forth with no scoring.

In the cage, both goalie had strong days.  Aquinas goalie John Peter Chinelly finished with 7 saves and Penn Yan goalie Jeff Kinyoun finished with 9 saves.  Both goalies were named to the All Tournament Team.  Defensively, senior Dakota Miller of Penn Yan was named to the Team.  From the Semi Finals, Bath’s Jonathan Deats and Gananda’s Jake Rapp were both added to the list.  Penn Yan will move on to face the Section Six Champion in the first round of the State Tournament on June 2nd.

Penn Yan vs Aquinas Finals

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