Class D State Title - CBA over Westlake

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The Christian Brothers Academy took an early three goal lead and never trailed in their 12-5 win over Westlake to secure their first ever State Title and the first ever Class D Title.  The Brother’s Alex Calkins led with 4g-1a and was named tournament MVP.  Defensive Player of the tournament was awarded to Peyton Bowler.  Although Westlake fought back hard in the first quarter, the Brothers continued their pressure and increased their lead all the way through the final quarter.  Full Story

Class C State Title - CSH over JD

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Today’s contest saw the defending Class B Champions (Jamesville Dewitt) playing the defending Class C Champions (Cold Spring Harbor) and CSH followed Victor in winning their third consecutive State Championship.  The Seahawks completed an undefeated season at 21-0 when they defeated JD 11-9 after coming back from a 5-1 deficit in the second quarter and an 8-6 deficit in the fourth quarter.  Offensive MVP Taylor Strough finished with 4g for CSH.  The defensive player of the tournament was awarded to Dylan Guarneri.  Full Story

Class B State Title - Victor over Yorktown

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Victor won their third straight State Title with a 9-3 win over Yorktown.  The Blue Devils trailed briefly after Yorktown scored the opening goal.  However, they responded with seven goals and controlled the pace of the entire game.  The Huskers added two goals in the third, but they never came back within range.  The Blue Devils were led in scoring by Class B Offensive MVP Alexander Mabbett with 2g-2a.  Matt Gardner was named Defensive Player of the Game. Full Story

Class A State Title - Ward Melville over Pittsford

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After trailing by five with 4:26 remaining, Ward Melville scored the final six goals of the game to win the Class A State Championship 10-9 in the first overtime period.  Tournament MVP Eddie Munoz scored three of the five goals to force overtime and was a key offensive player for the Patriots.  Defensive MVP Michael Giaquinto was also demonstrative in the win.  He finished 19/22 (86%) at the face off and gave Ward Melville multiple extra attempts at the ball.  His pick-ups allowed four goals in the final 1:01.  Matthew Grillo finished with 3g-1a including the game tying and game winning goals.  Later in the day, the Pittsford girls also played in the State Finals.  Just like the boy’s game, the girl’s matchup went to overtime after a 9-9 tie in regulation.  Pittsford girls defeated Middle Country 10-9 (HERE). Full Story

Pittsford Makes State Finals for First Time

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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.  The Patriots defeated Lakeland-Panas 9-6 to advance to the Finals.  Colby Barker led in scoring with 5g-1a for the Panthers and was a force on the field.  For the Bees, Matthew Dickman and Peter Fiorini each finished with 2g. Full Story

Victor Looks for Third Straight State Title

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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).  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. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Upstate Championships

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At this point only the final four are left and in each class there are two teams in the Upstate Tournaments and two are in the Downstate Tournaments. As Wednesday is a school day, the games have been split with the Class A and Class B games being played in Rochester (St. John Fisher College) and the Class C and Class D being played in Syracuse (CNS). Downstate , Class B and Class B will be played at SUNY Albany and the Class C and Class D games will be played at Adelphi University. The winners will play for the State Championships on Saturday at St. John Fisher College (Rochester). Full Story

Pittsford Take Orchard Park to Running Time

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Section Five representative Pittsford defeated Section Six representative Orchard Park 20-6 in the Western Regional Championship.  The Panthers scored the first seven goals of the match and held the Quakers scoreless for the first 18:49. Pittsford finished with 13 different players making their offensive book.  Leading the charge was Brandon Barker 4g-1a.  Full Story

Victor defeats Hamburg to Head to State Semis

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Section Five representative Victor defeated Section Six representative Hamburg 7-4 in the Western Regional Championship.  The Blue Devils were led in scoring by Joey Pezzimenti with 3g-1a.  Sam Lambert added another 3a.  Each of the four Hamburg goals were scored by a different player. Full Story

Pal-Mac Comes Back in the Fourth

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Section Five representative Palmyra-Macedon defeated Section Six representative Grand Island 8-6 in the Western Regional Championship.  The Red Raiders trailed for a significant portion of the game before mounting a four goal comeback in the final quarter.  Pal-Mac held the Vikings scoreless for the final 13 minutes.  James Blazey led the Red Raiders in scoring with 2g-1a.  Full Story

 

Other Stories of Interest

Over 70 Alumni Make NCAA Tournaments

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With the start of the NCCA tournament this week, we thought it might be interesting to see how many alumni for Section Five were on teams that made the three divisions in the 2017 tournament. Full Story

Canandaigua to Host Shootout for Soldiers

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Canandaigua Lacrosse and brand new Head Coach Deven York received a great honor recently when it was announced that the Braves won a bid and will be an expansion site for the Shootout for Soldiers next summer. More than eighty applications for the expansion were filed and Canandaigua was among the four that were accepted. Full Story

Rochester Chapter Installs 23rd HOF Class

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The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse held their 2016 Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. Full Story

 


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