Next Up: NYS Semi-finals

- The New York State semi-finals are up next on Wednesday, June 6th at various places around the state.

Victor vs ESM

Victor vs EMS

A third quarter surge, and a big performance by freshman attackman Gavin Houghtaling's 5g-1a gave the Spartans enough to send them to the New York State final four on Wednesday. He is, however, only one of four players with more than sixty points this year. Sophomore attackman Lance Madonna (70g-35a) lead the team in points with 105. Houghtaling (41g-25a) and Luke Rosaschi (34g-32a) have 66 points and Derrick Madonna (45g-18a) has 63. Senior goalie, Owen Anzalone has 120 saves this year (57%) and has turned in mid-fifty percent records in the last four games.

Victor has seven players with twenty or more goals and have demonstrated this year that when one player is slowed down, others step up. Joey Pezzimenti leads in points and assists with 50g-31a. Camden Hay has 43g-11a, Sam Lambert has 20g-27a and Alexander Mabbett has 33g-12a. Mabbett and senior goalie Chayse Ierlan (120 saves/ 59%) were recently named US Lacrosse All-Americans.

The only common opponent is Jamesville-DeWitt. Victor played them indoors in the first game of their season and beat them 13-10. ESM played them twice. In the first game on April 4th, they lost 21-12 and in the second game, on May 8th ESM won in overtime, 9-8.

The game will be played at Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday at 4:00 PM. Admission, good for both games. is $8.00.

Penn Yan vs Chenango Forks

Penn Yan vs Forks-Semi

It seemed that Christian Brothers Academy would be the quarter-final winner last Saturday, but Chenango Forks (Section 4) overcame a 8-4 deficit in the third quarter with five unanswered goals including the overtime goal. Noah Raymond(3g) scored the game winner, 18 seconds into the overtime after the Blue Devils were awarded a technical face off win. Also scoring in the game were Kevin Matson (2g-1a), Sean Wiser (1g-1a), Brad Wiley (2a) and Graydon Vick (1g). Guari Reyes recorded 10 saves (56%) in the win.

Like Victor, Penn Yan is no stranger to this round of the NYS tournament, having made the final four seventeen times. It took a strong effort last Saturday to overcome a 6-3 deficit at the half and to take the game into overtime where Austin Blumbergs scored an unassisted game winner. Austin Blumbergs (45g-24a) is one of the offensive leaders for the Mustangs, but Conner Fingar has 41g-23a, Ayden Mowry has 27g-15a , Colton Smith has 26g-5a and Dylan Stape has 16g-11a). Jeff Kinyoun) is a sixty percent goalie with 153 saves thus far.

The game will be played at St. John Fisher College on Wednesday at 4:00 PM. Admission, good for both games. is $8.00.

Other Upstate Games

Around the StateAlso at St. John Fisher College on Wednesday, the Class C semi final which will see West Seneca East (Section 6) will play Westhill (Section 3) at 6:30 PM.

In Syracuse at CNS, Lancaster (Section 6) will play West Genesee (Section 3) at 6:30.

Down State Games

Class A: Niskayuna (Section 2) will play Ward Melville (Section 11) at 6:30 PM.
Class B: John Jay (Section 1) will play Garden City (Section 8) at 4:00 PM
Class C: Pelham Memorial (Section 1) will play Islip (Section 11) at 6:30 PM
Class D: Pleasantville (Section 1) will play Mattituck (section 11) at 4:00 PM.