Week in Review: Week 8

- The regular season ended on Friday with four of the five games played having an impact of the tournament seeding. Fairport, for example, played Corning and earned a 75% season with their win. Everyone team that played Fairport this year earned additional points toward seeding with that win. The Tournament seeding was released on Friday night and the games will begin on May 21st. Three hundred and eight games have been played thus far. Seventy out of Section games have been played. Section five teams have won forty-nine (70%). Victor, Thomas, HF-L, Gananda and McQuaid Jesuit ended the season at the top of their leagues.

Games played last week: 33 Games played this season: 308
Leagues games played last week: 10 Out of Section games last week: 6
Undefeated teams: None Games scheduled for this week: 27


Looking Back

As the regular season winded down on Monday, Fairport had a strong 8-3 win against Penfield, a game that could be repeated on Championship day as Fairport earned the #1 seed and Penfield earned the #2 spot. Sophomore midfielder Klay Stuver scored four goals for the Red Raiders and to date, he had 40g-12a.

SportsFive File Photo A dozen games were played on Tuesday. With a 13-9 win over Aquinas, McQuaid Jesuit (12-3) won the GRALL Championship. Ryan McEvily led with 4g-1a and Jack Billitier added 3g. Jon Gaglio made 12 saves for McQuaid Jesuit including seven in the second Quarter. Canandaigua defeated Hilton 5-4 after scoring the game winning goal with 0:54 remaining in the third quarter. The game winning goal was scored by York with a feed from Tyler Goode. A strong second quarter, with five goals gave Penn Yan their 7-4 victory at Geneva this afternoon. Six Mustangs made the offensive book and scoring was spread out with Austin Blumbergs turning in 2g-1a and Colt Smith added 3g. Jeff Kinyoun recorded eight saves (67%) for the Mustangs.

On Wednesday, Brighton (8-7) beat HF-L (11-5) in a Monroe County Cross-Over game at Brighton. Brady McDermott scored 6g-1a and Owen Ronchetti added 3g for the Barons while goalie Caleb Green made 13 saves (59%). Fairport took off in the third quarter after a 3-1 half and coasted to a 10-4 win over Orchard Park (9-6) of section 6. Spencer Bell scored 3g-1a and Klay Stuver added 3g for the Red Raiders.

SportsFive File Photo On Thursday there were eight games played. Canandaigua had eight players on the offensive book as they defeated Pal-Mac. Mark Belles had 2g-2a for the Braves. Geneva was a 12-5 winner over visiting Greece. Dugan Doeblin scored five goals and senior goalie Jacob Drennen finished with 11 saves (73%) for the Panthers. After a close half which saw Thomas ahead 4-3, the Titans took control in their 11-9 victory over Pittsford. Irondequoit led 6-5 at the half and was tied at 7-7 entering the last quarter but fell to Ithaca 11-10. Jack Brennan had 2g-3a and Kessel Stefano added 4g for the Eagles. Churchville-Chili finished their regular season with a great deal of excitement and a 14-8 win over Gananda. Jacob Buck scored 5 goals to lead the Saints in scoring. Ryan Terhaar tied Churchville-Chili's school record for most takes in a season with twenty-five.

On Friday the regular season ended with five games played and most of them had an impact of the tournament seeding. Gates Chili played their game of the season as they scored 15 goals and held Eastridge to 14 with Kyle Krystan leading the scoring with 4g-3a. Brighton finished their season at 8-8 with a loss to St. Joseph's (Section 6). With strong defensive play by the Red Raiders and a couple of goals from the offense, Fairport took the 6-4 victory over Corning. Gates Chili scored the last three goals of the game to defeat Eastridge 15-14 in overtime. The Spartans trailed by two with six minutes left in regulation. Dante Giunta and Kyle Krystan scored the final two regulation goals to force overtime. With 1:56 left in the first overtime period, Kyle Fingar scored the game winning goal off a feed from Blake Palozzi.

Looking Ahead

The 2018 edition of the Section Five tournaments start today with out bracket ("play-in games") in Classes B and D.

On Monday, #8 Spencerport (9-7) will host #9 Churchville-Chili (5-11), #7 Brighton (8-8) will host #10 Brockport (3-12) and #6 Canandaigua (9-7) will host #11 Gates Chili (4-12) in Class B. The winners will move on to the quarter final round on Wednesday. In Class D, #8 Marcus Whitman (6-10) will host #9 Waterloo (2-14) and #7 Mynderse (8-8) will host #10 Bloomfield-Honeoye (2-14). The winners will move on to the quarters on Wednesday.

SportsFive File Photo On Tuesday, in Class A, #4 Pittsford (8-8) hosts #5 Hilton (6-10), #2 Penfield (11-5)) hosts #7 East United (2-7) and #3 Greece Storm (12-4) will host #6 Rush-Henrietta (3-13). In Class C, #4 Newark (8-8) hosts #5 Eastridge (7-9), #2 Wayne (10-6) hosts #7 Batavia (0-12) and #3 HF-L (11-5) will host #6 Livonia-Avon (6-10). The winners will move on the to semi final round on Friday.

On Wednesday we will see the quarter final rounds for Classes B and D. #1 Victor (15-1) plays (Spencerport /Churchville-Chili). #4 Irondequoit (14-2) plays #5 Schroeder (11-5), #2 Thomas (14-2) plays Brighton/Brockport and #3 McQuaid Jesuit (12-3) plays Canandaigua/Gates Chili. In Class D, #1 Penn Yan (10-5) will host Whitman/Waterloo, #4 Midlakes (11-5) will host #5 Bath (10-6), #2 Gananda (13-3) will host Mynderse/B-H and #3 Pal-Mac (10-6) will host #6 Aquinas (9-7).

The semifinals are on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Class A games are at Webster Thomas and the Class C games are at Penn Yan. Games at both sites are at 5:00 for the higher seed and 7:30 for the lower seed. On Saturday, the Class B games are at Fairport and the Class D games are at HF-L. Games at both sites are at 11:00 for the higher seed and 1:30 for the lower seed.

It looks like there were will be some mismatches early in the tournament and some very exciting games as the tournaments progress. Of course, there are all sorts of possible seed-breaks and surprise victories.