Penn Yan Wins In Class C

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  In the third quarter of the Class C finals Penn Yan proved why they have won 21 Section Five Titles. This year was their sixth in a row and 18th in the last 19 years. Aquinas led for the entire first half, but the Mustangs came back with five goals on heir way to a 9-7 win.

In the Class B finals, Canandaigua and Webster Thomas went back and forth in the first quarter, but then the Titans took off and never lost the lead as the defeated the Braves 16-10.

The newly updated tournament brackets can be found on the Tournament Page or Class A - Class B - Class C.

Aquinas vs Penn Yan

Aquinas vs Penn Yan

Top seeded Penn Yan scored nearly all their goals in a set of two runs to defeat third seeded Aquinas 9-7. The Little Irish played the first half extremely well and led 3-0 and 4-1 before the Mustangs began to get their feet under them. Aquinas controlled the first half and looked like they would win but the Mustangs came back in the second to pull within one (4-3) going into the half. In the third quarter Penn Yan proved why they have won 21 Section Five Titles. This year was their sixth in a row and 18th in the last 19 years. Sophomore Ben Emerson played an impressive game and finished with 3g-2a. All five of his points came in the second half and were scored as a series of five unanswered goals that really put the Mustangs in control of the game. His goals were all back to back to tie the game at 5-5 and increase the lead to 7-5. His two assists lifted them to 9-5 before Aquinas scored the final two goals.Penn Yan vs Aquinas

Aquinas scored the only three goals of the first quarter. Nicholas Morreale opened up the scoring with a wraparound drive from behind the cage. Two minutes later Evan Kelly assisted Cameron Cecere from behind the cage. The final goal of the quarter was an inside feed from Nick Tschetter to Kelly. The Little Irish led 3-0. The Mustangs scored the first goal of the second quarter on a man-up goal from Conner Fingar to Sean Emerson. Aquinas scored again with an outside shot from Tschetter. Penn Yan added another man-up goal with an outside shot from Craig Gerhardt before scoring their first even goal at 2:49 remaining. Austin Fingar scored with a behind the back shot on a cut across the crease line. Senior goalie, Gage Ponsetti finished with 9 saves (56%); however, he did not record his first save until 3:09 remaining in the second quarter.Penn Yan vs Aquinas

Penn Yan scored their third straight goal to tie the game at 4-4 with their third man-up goal. Connor Fingar assisted Tate Stewart on an outside shot 0:55 into the third quarter. Aquinas took back the lead with a feed up the left side from Cecere to Jamir Jones. The Mustangs kicked themselves into the next gear and scored the next five goals. There was a vast difference between the first four goals (3 in man-up) and the next five. Ben Emerson turned the team around and scored with two drives from behind and feed from behind. Then assisted goals in a similar fashion (the first was a drive where he passed after the slide and the second was a straight feed to a cutter from behind). The Little Irish attempted to push back but they could not get the score back closer than two. Elliot Clemmons scored with a drive and Tschetter scored off a feed that was deflected into the cage by the defense. In the cage for Aquinas, Bryce Kelley finished at 50% with nine recorded saves.

The Mustangs will move on to the first round of the state tournament where they will face the Section VI Champion. Section VI plays their games tomorrow: #1 seeded Gowanda will face #2 seeded Akron at 3:30.

Class C All Tournament Team Named

From Penn Yan: Craig Gerhardt, Austin Fingar, John Iuppino, Gage Ponsetti, Ben Emerson (MVP).

From Aquinas: Nick Tschetter, Jamir Jones, Tyler Olbrich, Jack Owens.

From Wayne: Jon Ecker.

From Gananda: Dylan Joy.

 



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