Friday: Quarter Final Games for A and C

- The top four seeded teams prevailed tonight in each class as Penn Yan, Geneva, Aquinas and Livonia advanced in the Class C tournament and Fairport, SChroeder, Thomas and Pittsford advanced in the Class A tournament. The semi final round is on Tuesday.





Thomas 19 - Churchville-Chili 8  

updated  --  Although the Saints came out strong early, it was Webster Thomas that prevailed with a 19-8 win over Churchville-Chili. The Saints led 4-2 after the first quarter but the Titans scored seven in the second, six in the third and four in the fourth.

Ryan Yunker scored the first goal of the game, unassisted at 9:44. Yunker ended the game, and his sophomore season with 3g-2a (43g-25a for his second season on Varsity and improvement over his freshman year when we went 34g-14a). Thomas scored the next two goals one minute apart with Jack Hinderland scoring the former and assisting the latter. Nick Scalzo scored the second goal. Alex Pavone, Taylor Kolmer and Zach Yehl scored the next three goals for the Saints.

Thomas scored the first three goals of the second quarter to take the one goal lead. Churchville-Chili scored their lone goal of the quarter at 7:03 with Yunker scoring (unassisted). The score was tied 5-5. Thomas scored the next nine goals spanning three quarters to move into the 14-5 lead. The Saints next goal came 18.5 minutes later, with thom-ccYunker assisting Pavone. During the stretch, Hinderland scored three goals and JT Hauck added two goals; Billy Gurowski had four of his six assists during the nine goals stretch.

Churchville-Chili scored the first goal of the fourth quarter with Yunker and Pavone once again hooking up for the goal. Thomas scored the final four goals of the game with two goals from Pat Morrill, a goal from Gurowski and a goal from Kyle Rothfuss.

In the cage, James O'Neil and Austin Fox both played for the Titans. O'Neil played the majority with five saves and three goals against, Fox finished with 2 saves and 5 goals against. For Churchville-Chili , Adam Difulvio played the entire match and finished with 9 saves.

Churchville-Chili dominated the face-off with Keith Preston going 21/25 at the draw and Zach Yehl finishing 4/6 for the Saints. Four different Titans took the draw with Kyle LaVallee and Kenny Tomeno winning three draws each. Preston led the Saints in ground balls with 14, also making contributions were Alex Wezelis (6), James Liberi (6) and Difulvio (5). The Titans looked to Tomeno (5), Morrill (4) and O'Neil (4) as their leaders in ground balls.

Scoring for Thomas were Gurowski (2g-6a), Hinderland (5g-1a), Brad Hutton (2g-2a), Hauck (3g), Tomeno (2g-1a), Scalzo (1g-1a) and Rothfuss (1g).

Scoring for Churchville-Chili were Yunker (3g-2a), Pavone (3g), Taylor Kolmer (1g), Zach Yehl (1g), Preston (1a) and Jon Hemink (1a).


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Fairport 16 - Hilton 6 

 --  Junior attackman Brendan Saylor scored 4g-3a to lead Fairport to a 16-4 quarter final win against visiting Hilton. Mike Lehmann won 15 of 22 face offs and led the Red Raider ground ball effort with ten. Fairport, the number one Class A seed, will take on Webster Schroeder, the number four seed, on Tuesday at 5:00 (Victor High SChool).

Scoring for Fairport were Connor Lowe (3g), Brendan Saylor(4g-3a), Chris Button (2g-1a), Martin Manilla (4g-1a), Andrew Hays (3a), David Foley (1g), Aaron Jones (1g-1a), Mike Lehmann (1a) and Derek DeJoe (1g). Senior goalie Kyle Hall had 6s/6ga for the Red Raiders (15-2).

Scoring for Hilton were Mike Crumlish (1a), Kyle Youngman (1g-1a), Kyle Schmidt (1g), David Smith (1g), Steve Bernston (2g) and Matt Fracassi (1g-2a). Ken Stiles recorded 12s/15ga (45 mins) and Jareth Wischmeyer had 0s/1ga (3 mins). Hilton ends their 2009 season at 10-8.



Pittsford 13 - Penfield 7 

special  --  Pittsford took control in the early part of the game, taking a 6-2 lead at the end of the first quarter on their way to a 13-7 win over Penfield in their quarter final Class A game at Pittsford.

Pittsford scored the first three goals, the first from TJ Iuppa on a feed from James Burke and the second from James Purpura from Iuppa on a fast break clear at 8:01. Iuppa scored an unassisted goal at 6:06 after dodging inside. On the ensuing face off Kyle Van Thof scored the first of his six unassisted goals for Penfield after winning the face off and running straight down the middle of the field to the goal, putting the ball past Pittsford Goalie, Alex Howell. The Pittsford junior had a good day in the cage making 10 saves, several of which were key, momentum ending stops.

The Panthers scored the next three all in a less than three minutes. Thomas Rodenhouse, behind the cage, found Tim Moulton in front at 4:09. After Howell made a big one-one-one save, Pittsford got the ball and took a time out. After taking some time off the clock, Rodenhouse scored on a short side drive from the left side of the cage. Thirty seconds later, Purpura picked up a key ground ball inside the box and popped it past Penfield goalie Brady Del Pozzo. With four second left in the first quarter, Van Thof scored again, taking the score to 6-2 Pittsford.

pitt-penfPenfield took the second quarter 2-1 but Pittsford scored first on a long stick clear and feed by junior Justin McLiverty who sent the ball to Purpura . Van Thof scored two more unassisted goals (at 3:15 and 0:27), both on run and drives. There was a some momentum shift to the Patriots as they ended the half with Pittsford up 7-4.

The Panthers took control at the top of the third, scoring three in a row, starting with Iuppa (unassisted), who ran from just outside the top of the box to the goal on Pittsford's first possession. Two minutes later, with a flag down, Purpura scored on a drive from the right side. The Patriots were assessed two penalties and Pittsford scored in man up at 8:44 when Iuppa, at the top of the box, passed the ball to Moulton on the left for the side arm score. James Dwyer scored a man up goal for Penfield with a hard side arm shot and an assist from Gian Maggio at 5:36. Moulton gave the Panthers an 11-5 lead at the end of the third quarter with a man up goal and an assist from Iuppa at 2:11.

Both teams scored two goals in the last quarter. Van Thof scored from the first face off as he, once again, drove straight down the middle of the ball after picking up the face off win and the ground ball. He ended the game winning 18 of 22 face offs and 15 ground balls. McLiverty scored a take against Van Thof and ran the clear by himself, this time shooting the ball for a goal at 9:38. Van Thof returned less than a minute later after running the ball behind the cage and getting a shot off as he past the goal line extended to the right. Alex Kober scored the last goal of the game after drawing a penalty and taking some time off the clock and giving the Panthers a 13-7 win at home.

Pittsford moves on the semi final round, where they will play Thomas at Victor on Tuesday (7:00 PM). The Patriots end there 2009 campaign at 10-8.

Scoring for Pittsford were Thomas Rodenhouse (1g-1a), James Burke (1a), TJ Iuppa (3g-3a), Justin McLiverty (1g-1a), Alex Kober (1g), James Purpura (4g) and Tim Moulton (3g).

Scoring for Penfield were Kyle Van Thof (6g), James Dwyer (1g) and Gian Maggio (1a). Brady Del Pozzo ends his fine Penfield career with 8s/13ga in this game.

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Schroeder 8 - Gates Chili 3 

updated  special  --  Fourth seeded Webster Schroeder defeated twelfth seeded Gates-Chili 8-3. The key to the game was the defensive play from Schroeder. Both teams had difficulty scoring early in the game and it was the Schroeder defense of Tommy Roach, Sean Deegan and Mike Blood in the close defense, Scott Tota in the cage, and a number of skilled defensive midfielders that held the Spartans scoreless for 31 minutes spanning three quarters.

The first quarter demonstrated a close match between what appeared to be evenly matched teams. Schroeder scored first with an unassisted goal from Cody Consul. Consul finished the game with 3g-1a. Gates-Chili came back with Grant Ferguson scoring an unassisted goal. Schroeder's next goal came off a strong ride from the Warriors. Johnny Murray passed the ball quickly up to Brett Farrell who shot against Jason Baetzhold. Baetzhold initially made the save (as he did on three of the eight goals), however momentum carried the ball into the back of the net. With 1:56 remaining in the game, and during an extra-man opportunity Schroeder scored their third goal. A hard shot from Saltrelli after a drive from the top, was once again initially saved by Baetzhold, however in the end was counted as a goal. Before the end of the quarter, the Spartans scored again with Tyler Webb driving from behind the cage and putting one in the back of the net. The score ended 3-2 with Schroeder leading at the end of the first quarter.

Throughout the second and third quarter, the Spartans were allowed four shots and only one on cage. The defensive play from the Warriors was constant. The man-down unit for Webster ate up three penalties, allowing no shots during 2.5 of man-up opportunity for the Spartans. Webster added three goals during the second and third quarters. Consul scored the lone goal of the second with Pete Noto and Chad Willmes scored the two goals of the third quarter. The score was 6-2 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Willmes opened the scoring. Consul drove along side the right crease and after passing GLE, found Willmes open across the crease. Gates-Chili scored their last goal of the game with 5:28 remaining in the game with a broken clear and a fast-break 1-on-0 shot from Webb. The play started with a bad pass during a clear with Zach Smith coming up with a ground ball at midfield. Smith passed the ball to Ferguson who found Webb open on the crease. The final goal of the game was scored during a fast-break by Consul (with an assist from Willmes).

Baetzhold played the entire game for the Spartans and finished with five saves. Scott Tota played the entire game for the Warriors and finished with 8 saves (73%). At the face-off, Pete DiLaura took the majority of the face-offs and finished with a 57% record. The Spartans were 3-1 on technical decisions. Chris Topping was 66% for the Warriors.

Scoring for Schroeder were Consul (3g-1a), Willmes (2g-1a), Farrell (1g-1a), Saltrelli (1g-1a), Noto (1g) and Chris Mason (1a). Schroeder will play Fairport in the semi final round on Tuesday (5:00 PM at Victor High School).

Scoring for Gates-Chili were Webb (2g) and Ferguson (1g-1a).

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Penn Yan 20 - Batavia 1

 --  The Batavia Blue Devils made the trip to Penn Yan this afternoon to face the Mustangs in a sectional quarter final match-up. Penn Yan won 20-1 and the Mustangs did not take a shot in the second half of play.

Penn Yan did not waste any time getting on the board netting their first goal just 9 seconds after the opening face off as Ty Trombley scooped up his own ground ball off the draw, ran hard down the right middle, and placed the ball in the top, back of the net. Just 7 seconds later, on the ensuing face off, Trombley, once again, won the draw, picked up loose ball and found Section Five's leading goal scorer, Matt Osgood, on the crease for the first of his four goals. Penn Yan continued their offensive pressure throughout the first with nine different Mustangs tallying goals. The score at the end of one quarter was 14-0 in favor of Penn Yan. The Orange and Blue went on to score six more goals in the second to take a 20-1 lead at the half.

Batavia scored their lone goal at the 6:25 mark of the second as Chip Chapman made a nice move and took a shot that found the back of the net. The second half started with running time and Penn Yan playing keep away behind the Batavia goal for most of the remaining 24 minutes. Penn Yan did not take a shot in the second half.

In goal, Ethan Kamholtz was 1s/1ga in 24 minutes of play while freshman goalie, Cody Richardson, played the final 24 minutes and went 1s/0ga. For Batavia, Theo Hill played the first half and finished the game with 15 saves. Anthony Siedlecki and Dylan Buchholtz played in the second half without facing a shot.

Ty Trombley (16/19) and freshman Dan Guererri (2/4) combined to win 18/23 face offs while Ty Trombley scooped up eight ground balls and John Linnan pocketed five. Penn Yan will play Geneva on Tuesday (5:00 PM at Hobart College).

Scoring for Penn Yan were: Baird Wilber (1g), Ryan Kerrick (1g), Jordan Owen (2g), Brendan Minor (1g), Ty Trombley (1g-2a), Adam Trombley (1g, 3a), Adam Stork (2g), John Linnan (1g-2a), Preston Maciejewski (1g-5a), Matt Osgood (4g-1a), and Cole Castle (5g-1a).

Scoring for Batavia was Chip Chapman (1g). Batavia ends their season at 7-11.



Aquinas 16 - Bath 3  

 --  Aquinas scored four unanswered goals in the first quarter and added eight more before the half as they defeated visiting Livonia 16-3 tonight in their quarter final game. Leading the charge for the Little Irish were Klay Heston with 5g-1a and Cameron Corsaro with 1g-5a. Aquinas will now play Livonia on Tuesday (7:00 PM at Hobart).

Scoring for Aquinas were Klay Heston (5g-1a), Cameron Corsaro (1g-5a), Bernard Gauthier (2g-1a), Anthony Bianchi (2g-2a), Austin Gorman (1g-1a), Mike Messina (1g-1a), Brendan Hall (1g), Dave Mason (1g), and 8th grade middie, Billy Lombardi who had 2 goals. Kraig Heston had 8s/1ga (44 mins) and Brendan Hall had 1s/2ga (4 mins) for AQ (16-3).

Scoring for Bath were Nick Rossi (1g-1a), Andy Nesbitt (1g) and Troy Miller (1g). Chris Wolfer had 19s/16ga for the Rams who end their season with a 10-9 record.


Geneva 18 - Midlakes 8   

 --  Geneva scored three goals in the first minute of the game and was ahead 5-0 in the first five minutes on their way to an 18-8 win over visiting Midlakes in their quarter final game tonight. The Panthers led at the end of the first quarter 9-2 and had a 13-4 lead going into the halftime break. Nine different Panthers made the offensive scorebook. Geneva will play Penn Yan on Tuesday at 5:00 PM (Hobart College).

Scoring for Geneva were Billy Eddington (3g), Will Brennan (3g), Tyler Travis (3g), Mike Warner (1g-1a), Frank Triana (1g), Chris Tapscott (1g), Zach Koczent (1g), Jeff Springmeier (1g) and Gary Parmelee (1g). Ross Dinan had 6s/4ga (36 mins) and Phill Guard added 3s/4ga.

Scoring for Midlakes were Ben Uveges (2g-2a), Tyler Brooks-Lambert (5g-1a), Travis Bevins (1g). Tucker Jensen had 7s/15ga and Matt Brennessel added 5s/0ga for Midlakes who end their season at 12-8.


Livonia 15 - Pal-Mac 5   

updated  --  The first quarter started out close with Livonia taking the lead 4-3, but four unanswered goals in the second and six more in the third helped give the Bulldogs a 15-5 quarter final win over visiting Pal-Mac.

Coach Wood said after the game, "Our defense was patient and (Justin ) Becker saw the ball very well, making all the saves he should have. Justin got the ball up on the clears and we transitioned into our offense making some great opportunities, while capitalizing on them. Offensively we played very patient and got off good shots on (Pal-Mac goalie Tim) Doyle which is the only way you can beat him."

Scoring for Livonia were Wyatt Struble (3g-1a), Mike Donals (1g-1a), Chris Bausch (2g-1a), Jeff Wester (4g-3a), Matt Girolmo (2g-3a), Andrew Smith (1g) and Ryan Smith (2g).Justin Becker had 7s/3ga (42 mins) and Ethan Jamison had 2s/2ga (4 mins) for the Bulldogs who take on Aquinas on Tuesday (7:00 PM at Hobart College).

Scoring for Pal-Mac were Mike DeMar (2g-1), Ben Reeves (1a), Jeff Kier (1g-1a) and Greg Kier (1g). Tim Doyle had 12s/15ga (44 mins) and Matt Carkner had 2s/0ga (4 mins) for the Raiders who end their 2009 season at 13-7.