Friday: 2009 Championships - Thomas, CA and Penn Yan

- Brad Hutton scored the winning goal in overtime to send Webster Thomas (Class A) into the NYS Tournament along with Canandaigua (Class B) and Penn Yan (Class C), who all won Section Five Championships today at St. John Fisher College. They will face Section VI Champions Orchard Park (A), Hamburg (B) and Silver Creek (C) on Tuesday at St. John Fisher College. All Tournament teams were selected for each Class. The MVPs for A, B and C were Kenny Tomeno (Thomas), Deven Alves (Canandaigua) and, for the second year in a row, Matt Osgood (Penn Yan).


Penn Yan 10 - Livonia 7 

special --  Livonia tied Penn Yan 2-2 in both the second and third quarters but the Mustangs were too strong in the first and fourth and carried on the tradition winning their 12th straight Section V Championship, 10-7. The Mustangs won the first quarter 3-1 and the fourth quarter 3-2.

py-livThe game was as close as the score indicated, with the Bulldogs tying the score at 3-3 and 5-5. The Mustangs scored the first two goals of the game with Preston Maciejewski and Matt Osgood scoring (with assists from Adam Stork and Adam Trombley). Matt Osgood, who finished the game with six goals was named Class C Tournament MVP as well as Section Five Player of the Year for 2009. Osgood goes into the state tournament with 78g-24a, leading Section Five in goals and second in points. Jeff Wester, who was also named to the All-Tournament team, ends his season currently first in Section Five in assists and points (51g-60a). Wester finished tonight's game with 3g-2a.

Wester scored the lone Livonia goal of the first quarter with a drive from behind the cage. The final Mustang goal came as Osgood and Maciejewski hooked up with a back to front pass from Maciejewski to Osgood, who finished with a low shot on Justin Becker. Becker finished with 13 saves (57%) for the Bulldogs. He was a major player in keeping Livonia in the game, making a number of key saves. The first quarter ended with Penn Yan up 3-1.

The Bulldogs came out of the huddle and scored the first two goals of the quarter to tie the score at 3-3 with 5:59 remaining in the first half. The first goal came with Wester stripping the ball during a clearing attempt by Penn Yan, picking up his own ground ball, and running the ball back towards the crease, finishing with the ball in the back of the net. The second goal came during man-up with Wester making the assist to Wyatt Struble. py-livStruble joined Wester with All-Tournament honors. The score was tied until just less than two minutes remained in the half. Matt Osgood added two more of his goals within the last two minutes; the first was assisted by John Linnan with Osgood taking the outside shot, and the latter assisted by Maciejewski with the feed from behind the cage. Penn Yan retook the two goal lead going into halftime, 5-3.

Livonia, once again, came out strong, scoring the first two goals of the quarter to tie the game at 5-5. Struble scored the first goal (unassisted) as he drove from behind the cage and leaped into the air as he attempted to steak the ball into the back of the net. The tying goal was scored when Matt Girolmo drove to the cage and looked across the crease to Chris Bausch. Bausch dodged his defenseman to the inside and finished with the score. The game was once again tied with 8:27 remaining in the third quarter. Penn Yan, as they did in the second quarter, came back with two more goals before the end of the quarter to maintain their lead. Stork and Trombley came off their earlier assists to each add one unassisted goal to the mix. Stork scored after driving from behind, while Trombley scored with a straight dodge from the top. Penn Yan led 7-5 after three quarters.

Livonia came out and scored the first goal of the last quarter just 1:22 into the quarter with Wester adding his final goal (unassisted). The Mustangs stopped the Bulldogs progress cold, scoring the next three goals. Cole Castle (unassisted) py-livfollowed by the final two Osgood goals (assisted by Trombley and Nate Nichols). The final goal of the game was scored by Ryan Smith, with an assist from Wester.

In the cage for the Mustangs, Ethan Kamholtz finished with 10 saves (59%) for Penn Yan. At the face-off, Ty Trombley had a strong game with 12/21 wins for the Mustangs. Trombley also had six ground balls for Penn Yan; joining Trombley were Linnan (7) and Osgood (4). Osgood led in shooting with 12 shots, 8 on cage, resulting in 6 goals.

Wester (6) and Girolmo (5) led the ground ball charge for the Bulldogs. Girolmo also added two takes for Livonia.

Cameron Corsaro of Aquinas was also named to the All-Tournament team due to his strong performance in earlier rounds of the tournament. Corsaro had 1g-6a in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Penn Yan continues into the state tournament on Tuesday, playing the Section Six Champion Silver Creek, who defeated Gowanda 9-8.

Scoring for Penn Yan were Osgood (6g), Trombley (1g-2a), Maciejewski (1g-2a), Stork (1g-1a), Castle (1g), Linnan (1a) and Nichols (1a).

Scoring for Livonia were Wester (3g-2a), Struble (2g), Bausch (1g) and Ryan Smith (1g).

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Canandaigua 17 - Irondequoit 6 

special --  The second game of the night saw Canandaigua defeating Irondequoit in a repeat of last year's Class A Championship game. The Braves came away with the Class B Championship with a 17-6 victory. The Braves won each of the four quarter; winning the first and third by two goals, the second by three goals and the fourth by four goals.

The Braves rallied behind Marshall Johnson at the face-off who won 18/19 with his only loss coming on a technical loss. Johnson also finished the game with 1g-1a and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Canandaigua dominated the ground ball battle picking up over twice as many loose balls as the Eagles (34-13). Leading the charge for Canandaigua were Johnson (12), Deven Alves (3), Gannon Osborn (3) and Evan Burley (3). Tyler Nash (3) and Ian Brooks (3) led for Irondequoit.

Attackman Deven Alves was named as the Class B All-Tournament MVP with 5g-3a during tonight's contest. Irondequoit saw three players named to the All-Tournament team with Attackman Nick Doktor and Drew Coholan joining defenseman John Mikel.

Although all three goalies played for Canandaigua, only Nick King faced any shots, finishing with 5 saves. Tyler Nash played the ca-ironentire game for the Eagles and recorded 9 saves.

Mark Henrichs of Brighton was also named to the All-Tournament team due to his strong performance earlier in the tournament. Henrichs was 5-4 over the tournament including having 3g-1a in the 7-15 loss to Canandaigua in the semifinals.

Canandaigua continues into the state tournament on Tuesday, playing the Section Six Champion Hamburg, who defeated Sweet Home 14-6 tonight.

Scoring for Canandaigua were Alves (5g-3a), Brian Scheetz (3g-2a), Tanner Scharr (3g-1a), Tom LaCrosse (2g-1a), Johnson (1g-1a), Will Johnson (1g), Shane Dobies (1g), Adam Knapton (1g) and Jordan Reals (1a).

Scoring for Irondequoit were Drew Coholan (4g), Mike Utz (1g-1a), Greg Coholan (1g) and Nick Doktor (1a).

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Thomas 12 - Fairport 11   OT 

special --  The third game of the night was the closest with Webster Thomas defeating Fairport in overtime 12-11. Brad Hutton scored his only goal of the night with 2:00 remaining in the first overtime with an assist from JT Hauck. Class A thom-fptAll-Tournament MVP honors went to Kenny Tomeno who finished the Championship game with 4 goals.

Fairport's starting goalie for the majority of the year Kris Sterzin started the game for the Red Raiders. Sterzin, who had not played in the one goal victory over Webster Schroeder due to injury, had difficulty in the opening quarter. He played the first five minutes of the game and finished with one save and five goals against. Kyle Hall came into the game with 6:44 remaining in the first quarter and finished out the game with 6 saves and 7 goals against.

Thomas scored the first five goals of the contest without an answer from the Red Raiders. In additional to difficulties on the defensive side of the field, the Red Raider offense had difficulty coming together. Brendan Saylor finished the game with 3g-1a, however, his three goals were the first Fairport goal and the last two goals. Goalie James O'Neil and defenseman Andrew Glagolev, both who were named to the All-Tournament team, did a good job neutralizing the All-American's ability to score. O'Neil finished the game with 14 saves (56%) for the Titans.

Thomas saw scoring from four different athletes in the opening volley; Billy Gurowski, Kyle LaVallee (2), Kyle Rothfuss and Kenny Tomeno. With 5:05 remaining in the first quarter, the Red Raiders had yet to get on the board. Saylor added his first goal with 3:36 remaining in the quarter. Of the 11 shots that Fairport had in the first quarter, only five were on cage, with only one resulting in a goal. The Titans led 5-1 after the first quarter and the Red Raiders had to use the remaining quarter to play catch-up.

Fairport won each of the remaining three quarters (winning the thom-fptsecond and third by one goal and the fourth by two goals). Both teams did exceedingly well on man-up with each team only dropping one opportunity (Fairport 3/4, Thomas 2/3). Fairport, Mike Lehmann did not have his normal perfect game at the face-off, however he still finished with 73% of his face-offs won, including five technical wins.

Until the fourth quarter, the scoring was back and forth. In the second the team alternated goals with Fairport scoring both first and last to gain one goal on Thomas. In the third, Fairport scored first to bring the game to within two goals (7-5). However, Tomeno and Rothfuss then both added unassisted goals to bring the Titan lead back to four goals. Fairport came back once more with two man-up goals from Chris Button and Aaron Jones (and assists from Saylor and Martin Manilla). Each team added one more goal before the end of the quarter, but Fairport had take another goal of the lead and was only down by two entering the fourth quarter.

Thomas opened the scoring with Tomeno scoring, after a long assist from defenseman Glagolev. Thomas led 11-8 with 11:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, but did not score again until it counted in overtime. The last three goals of regulation were all Raider goals. Early in the quarter Paul Dancy scored unassisted to cut the lead to two goals. As the game progressed the ball thom-fptwas given more and more to Saylor. Saylor took three of the last five shots with Jones take the other two. Only the two goals were on cage in the final volley.

Anyone who has seen Fairport play this season can see what happened on Saylor's goals. The Junior attackman took the ball behind and dodged his way into the goal beating anyone and everyone in his way. It was through sheer force of will that he pushed the ball into the back of the net. Both his goals at 5:11 and 2:20 were scored in that way. With 2:20 the score was tied and both teams had opportunities to score before time expired. The final Fairport shot came from Jones, who hit the pipe.

After a conduct call on Fairport, the Titans had their shot for the win. After clearing the ball they had a shot on cage, however Kyle LaVallee's shot went wide and the game was sent into overtime.

In overtime, Lehmann won the face-off for Fairport with defensive short-stick David Foley picking up the ground ball from the wing. Foley joined Saylor and Manilla in being named to the All-Tournament team from Fairport. Saylor got two more shots in overtime with one hitting the cage and O'Neil making the save. The Titans took got control of the ball and called a timeout with 2:26 remaining. After clearing the ball they took it behind the up the left side of the field. JT Hauck and Brad Hutton hooked up for the goal with 2:00 remaining in the first overtime period.

Fairport finished the game with 20 more shots than the Titans (51-31), with Jones and Saylor combining for 31 shots between the two of them. Jones hit the cage 4 times and Saylor 8 times. Overall, Fairport only hit the cage 49% of the time, thom-fptwith Thomas was 61% on cage. 39% of Thomas shots resulted in goals, while only 22% of Fairport's did.

Lehmann (9), Hall (5) and Foley (4) led in ground balls for Fairport. While, Tomeno (6) and O'Neil (5) led for the Titans.

Kyle Van Thof (Penfield), James Purpura (Pittsford) and Cody Consul (Schroeder) were also named to the All-Tournament team for their respective performances earlier in the tournament. Van Thof scored six out of seven goals for the Patriots in their loss to Pittsford. Purpura was a key factor in the near Pittsford victory over Thomas, winning 66% of his second half face-offs and scoring 1g-3a. Consul finished with 10g-3a over three games for Schroeder including four goals in their 1 goal loss to Fairport.

During the halftime break, the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Organization presented their annual team sportsmanship award to East Irondequoit (Eastridge). The award was renamed this year in honor of long time lacrosse enthusiast and official Steve Morgan, who tragically died a few weeks ago. His wife along with his son, Todd, Head Coach for HFL, were on hand to help present the award.

Thomas continues into the state tournament on Tuesday, playing the Section Six Champion Orchard Park, who defeated Frontier 17-3. Scoring for Thomas were Tomeno (4g), Billy Gurowski (1g-2a), Rothfuss (2g), Pat Morrill (1g),Hauck (1g-1a), LaVallee (2g), Hutton (1g) and Glagolev (1a).

Scoring for Fairport were Saylor (3g-1a), Connor Lowe (2g), Manilla (1g-1a), Pat Morrill (1g), Jones (1g-1a), Dancy (1g), Chris Button (1g), Derek DeJoe (1g) and Andrew Hays (1g).

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