Game Day Reports for

Saturday June 9, 2018

Scores Today
Penn Yan - 2Pleasantville - 16REPORT
West Genesee - 2Ward Melville - 15REPORT
Victor - 6Garden City - 7REPORT
Westhill - 3Islip - 9REPORT


Penn Yan - 2
Pleasantville - 16
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Penn Yan 2 0 0 0   2
  Pleasantville 2 5 8 1   16


Penn Yan Falls in State Finals

- Pleasantville came into the State Final game for the first time in their program history and defeated Penn Yan 16-2.  The Panthers have made the State Semi Finals in the past, but this was their first time at the big game.  Both teams played a close game for the first quarter before Pleasantville pulled away.  The Panthers held the Mustangs scoreless for the final 36 minutes as they slowly added to their offensive count.

Penn Yan vs Pleasantville NYS FinalsLeading the charge for Pleasantville was sophomore Jake Coleman with 3g-4a.  Senior Brian Reda finished with 2g-3a and was named the Class D Most Valuable player.  The Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award was given to senior long stick midfielder Charlie McPhee (Wesleyan).  Senior goalie Jack Fitzgerald (Bentley) also had a strong performance for his final game as a Panther.  He recorded 11 saves and 2 goals against (85%) and played the majority of the game.  Senior Kyle Hutter (West Conn) played 3 minutes and recorded a single save in his final game.

The first half was back and forth with both teams adding two goals.  Pleasantville scored first with a behind the cage feed from Coleman to Patrick Doherty.  The Panthers held the lead for five minutes before Penn Yan got on the board.  Austin Blumbergs scored off a midrange shot from the left flank off a feed from Conner Fingar.  Pleasantville scored their second with another feed from Coleman from behind the cage, this time to Jack Howe.  The final Mustang goal was scored by Colton Smith with a drive from behind the cage.  The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter.

Penn Yan vs Pleasantville NYS Finals Pleasantville added another five goals in the second quarter.  Most of their scoring began behind the cage, Two of the five were drives from behind and another two were feeds from behind.  The fifth goal was an inside feed on a fast-break with Howe finding Reda open on the crease.  The Panthers extended their lead to 7-2 at the half. 

In the third quarter, they began to pull away.  They scored eight more goals in the third and pulled the game into running time.  The most impressive goal in the run was another fast-break goal.  After a series of 4 quick passes, Reda found Coleman alone across the crease.  In the fourth quarter, Pleasantville began to put in their remaining players.  In addition to switching out goalies, they attempted to rotate all their players onto the field.  With 1:30 remaining in the contest, the Panthers called a timeout to make sure their seniors finished the game on the field.  The stalled out the remainder of the clock before storming the field in victory.  In addition to their first Boys Lacrosse State Title, the Panthers also won their first Title in Football this year.

Penn Yan vs Pleasantville NYS Finals

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West Genesee - 2
Ward Melville - 15
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 West Genesee 1 1 0 0   2
  Ward Melville 6 4 4 1   15


Ward Melville Over West Genesee in Finals

- Ward Melville came to play and won their tenth NYS Title.  Today, they defeated perennial rival West Genesee 15-2.  The Patriots have faced the West Genesee 7 times in the State Finals and with today’s win move to 4-3 against the Wildcats.  The Patriots took early control of the game with four unanswered goals to start off the game and never really looked back.  They increased their lead through the final 33 minutes where they held West Genesee scoreless.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals Offensively, the Patriots were led by senior Matthew Grillo (Providence) with 4g-1a.  Grillo was named the NYS Class A Tournament Most Valuable Player.  The Class A Most Outstanding Defensive Player award was given to junior Patrick O`Neill.  The first goal was scored by Ryan Pallonetti (3g-1a) off an assist from Zach Hobbes (2g-1a) during a man-up opportunity.  Pallonetti scored again with a straight drive along the top of the restraining line and an outside shot.  Malachy McAvoy (2g-1a) scored the third goal off an inside feed from Dylan Pallonetti.  With 7:16 remaining, the Patriots scored their fourth goal to go up 4-0.  It was scored only 0:12 after Pallonetti’s with Hobbes grabbing the loose ball off the face-off draw and taking it all the way to the goal.  The first goal for the Wildcats was scored by Ryan Sheehan with a straight dodge at the cage from the right alley.  Warm Melville added another two goals before the quarter ended and led 6-1 after 12 minutes.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals In the second quarter it was more of the same.  The Patriots scored back to back goals to start the quarter with D. Pallonetti scoring on a fast-break and Grillo scoring his first on the face-off fast-break that followed.  The second Wildcat goal was scored by Jack Howes off a feed from Ryan Smith.  The final West Genesee goal was scored with 9:13 remaining in the second quarter.  Ward Melville continued to press with 2 more goals in the third and 4 goals in the third.  For the fourth quarter, both teams cleared the benches to get the majority of their players into the game.  Both teams played three goals through the game and after multiple timeouts in the fourth, many players saw game time.

In the cage for Ward Melville for the majority of the game was Collin Kreig who finished with 4 saves and 2 goals against (67%).  He played 41 minutes in the game.  Cameron Williams and Kevin Leonard split the final 7 minutes with neither recording a save.  For West Genesee, the majority of the game was played by Luke Staudt.  Staudt finished with 8 saves and 14 goals against.  He also played 41 minutes.  Jack Corcoran and Brady Ryan split the final 7 minutes with neither recording a save.

This was the last game for West Genesee Head Coach Mike Messere, who announced a year ago that we would retire from the position at the end of this season.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals

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Victor - 6
Garden City - 7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Victor 3 0 1 2   6
  Garden City 4 0 1 2   7


Victor Falls to Garden City

- Garden City returned to the State Finals for the first time since 2013 when they won the title game over Jamesville-Dewitt 13-8.  Today they defeated the three-time defending State Champion Victor Blue Devils.  The Trojans came to win and took and early 3-1 lead that they never quite gave back.  The first and fourth quarters were a flurry of activity while the middle two quarters showed a lot of testing from both teams.  The Trojans were led in offensive by junior James Basile (3g) and Liam Muldoon (2g-1a).  Basile’s final goal was the winning goal that was scored with 0:01 remaining on the clock.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals The Class B Tournament Most Valuable Player Award was given to face-off midfielder Justin Coppola.  Coppola finished the game at 11/14 (78%) with a team leading six ground balls.  He was demonstrative for his team and was a key factor in the Trojan victory.  The Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award was given to defensive midfielder senior Tyler Wuchte.  Both teams demonstrated the skill that one expects in the State Tournament with the difference coming down to possession time.  Coppola’s play was a key factor in giving the Trojans the possession time that made the difference.

Victor opened up the scoring 0:54 into the game.  Joey Pezzimenti scored off an inside feed from Mitchell Cain.  Pezzimenti (1g-2a) grabbed the feed and turned into the shot for the goal.  The Trojans responded with three unanswered goals to take the early lead.  Cole Dutton scored the first goal with a drive from the top.  Just over a minute later, they scored again with Muldoon scoring off a feed from Gavin Pappas.  The third goal was scored on a face-off fast-break.  Long stick Colin Hart grabbed the  ball off the wing line before passing into Danny Boccafola who fed to Basile.  Victor’s second goal was scored with 6:15 with a feed from behind by Pezzimenti to Connor Keenan.  Keenan finished with 3g and joined Pezzimenti leading in points with 3.  Garden City wasted no time in adding their fourth goal.  Basile scored his second goal with a drive from behind the cage.  The Blue Devils finished out the first quarter scoring with a feed from behind by Sam Lambert to Keenan with 0:01 remaining on the clock.  Over half the scoring for the game happened in the first quarter.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals The second quarter was a lot of back and forth without any scoring.  Both teams testing the opposing defense without making much progress.  Both goalies recorded a single save in the second quarter.  Senior Chayse Ierlan finished with 6 saves for Victor and senior Edward “Teddy” Dolan finished at 4 saves for Garden City.  The third quarter was similar to the second with each team adding a single goal.  Garden City scored first at 6:22, Muldoon scored on the crease off a feed from Dutton.  The Blue Devil goal was a single dodge along the left goal line from Camden Hay.  Garden City held on to a 5-4 lead going into the final quarter.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals In the fourth quarter, both teams added two goals.  Garden City scored first to increase their lead to 2.  Joe Scattareggia scored coming out of a time-out.  He started with the ball near the midfield and drove straight at the goal to score.  Garden City began to slow down the play and looked in control of the game.  Over the first 11 minutes they took significant chunks off the clock and denied Victor a offensive opportunity.  The first Blue Devil shot of the quarter did not happen until 1:48 (missed the cage).  The final minute of play was full of excitement.  Victor scored their first goal of the quarter with 0:59 remaining on the clock.  On a dead ball at midfield, Victor quick pushed up to the goal.  Hay drove from the top right corner to the bottom left before turning back and finding Keenan across the cage.  Garden City won the draw, but stepped into the box and lost possession on an in-and-out.  Victor cleared up the field and called a timeout.  They moved around for thirty seconds before took an outside shot to score.  Russell scored the tying goal off a feed from Pezzimenti.  The game was tied 6-6 with only 0:08 left on the clock.  Coppola won the draw, sent the ball upfield to Muldoon on the right side.  He crossed the pass to Basile who was open with time to shoot.  The Trojans goal was scored with 0:01.8 remaining on the clock.  The last face-off was a stall and Garden City held off for the win.

Victor vs Garden City NYS Finals

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Westhill - 3
Islip - 9
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Westhill 1 1 1 0   3
  Islip 3 1 3 2   9


Islip Wins First State Title

- Islip came into the State Finals game after winning the first Section XI Title in their program history.  They faced off against Westhill, who also won their first Sectional Title (Section III). Islip was led in scoring by Mike Bienkowski, who was named Class C Most Valuable Player.  Beinkowski was demonstrative on the offense.  He scored or assisted the first six goals and led his offense throughout.  The Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award was given to junior goalie Devin DeGennaro who finished with 8 saves.

Westhill vs Islip NYS Finals Islip scored the first three goals to take the early lead.  Bienkowski scored all three.  The first two was a drive down the right alley and the second was an outside shot from the top.  The third goal was the only assisted goal with Ryan Scheidel feeding him during a fast-break.  Westhill scored the fourth and final goal of the opening quarter.  Senior Owen Matukas scored the first of his team leading 2g with a straight dodge from the top.  Islip led 3-1 after 12 minutes.

Westhill vs Islip NYS Finals Both teams added a single goal in the second quarter.  Islip had another goal from Bienkowski with another sweep along the top to a mid-range shot.  Westhill had another single dodge from Matukas.  Islip led 4-2 at the half.  Coming into the third, Islip added another 3 goals to their total over the first 10 minutes.  Bienkowski assisted the first goal during man-up to Joe Juengerkes.  Then he scored another, this time off a feed from Jeff Atlas.  The third Buccaneer goal was scored by Juengerkes on a sweep from the high left to right.  The Warriors finished out the quarter scoring with a fast-break goal by Will Delano off a feed from Luke McAnaney.  Islip led 7-3 after three quarters.

Once again, Islip started off the quarter scoring.  Bienkowski scored his sixth goal with another straight drive at the cage.  Play continued down until the final minute when the Buccaneer’s added the final goal.  Jack Lizzul scored the last goal with a straight drive at the cage to secure the Islip Victory.

Westhill vs Islip NYS Finals

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