Saturday: Most Games Out of Section

- On day number two of the 2010 season, there were six games played, and four of them were with out-of-section teams. Pal-Mac used the second half to beat East Rochester 7-3 and McQuaid Jesuit also came back with a strong second half effort as they defeated host Corning West 14-10. It was a double header at Aquinas. Bath defeated Mynderse in the first game 18-7 and Aquinas beat St. Francis (Section VI) 14-2. Penfield played a close game that went right down the the last minute as they beat visiting West Seneca East 9-8 on their first game on their new stadium field.

Bath 18 - Mynderse 7  

special -- GRALL opening day only consisted of two games this year; in the first game of day Bath defeated Mynderse 18-7. The Rams led by as many as thirteen goals during the third quarter. Bath controlled the entire game after junior Zach Reed scored the opening goal only 37 seconds into the game.

Junior Nick Rossi finished the day leading in scoring for the Rams. Rossi (7g-1a) and Reed (5g-2a) totaled for 28/47 shots for Bath (60%). Rossi also led the Rams in ground balls with 11; Matt Nesbitt (8), Reed (5), Brian Gable (5) and Mark Martuscello (5) also made contributions.

Bath started the day quickly with three goals in the first four minutes. After Reed's initial goal he added a second at 8:33. After Jeff Chapman shot the ball and missed the cage, Reed scooped up the ground ball and finished in the back of the cage. Then Bath-MynderseRossi added his first goal with a strong outside shot that was assisted by Nesbitt. Mynderse scored the first two goals on back-to-back extra-man opportunities. Brett Wood scored the first (with Nick Giovannini assisting) and Matt Koopman scored the second. Koopman, a senior, led scoring for the Blue Devils with 4g. Bath added their final goal of the first quarter at 5:19 with Nesbitt scoring his first goal of the game. The score was 4-2 after the first quarter.

Bath scored five unanswered goals in the second quarter, three of which were scored by Rossi. Reed added the first goal of the quarter during a fast-break with a feed from Eric Dickson. Bath's sixth goal was scored just 10 seconds later after Nesbitt took the ball straight in from a technical face-off win. Rossi scored the last three goals of the quarter and four straight goals spanning into the third quarter. Each of the goals had a different teammate assisting (Brian Gable, Nesbitt and Reed). Bath led 9-2 going into halftime.

In the third quarter Bath added five more goals before Mynderse scored again. Senior attackman Mark Martuscello added both of his goals and his assist during the third quarter. Mynderse's lone goal of Bath-Myndersethe quarter scored during a broken clear. Junior midfielder Brett Wood picked up the ground ball near the midfield line and looked to the center of their offensive area. Freshman attackman Mike Clark was near the area and after a ground ball of his own, finished with a score and his first Varsity goal. The third quarter ended in running time, but the Blue Devils were about to start off strong in the fourth quarter.

Mynderse scored the first four goals of the final quarter, including three goals on the first three shots of the quarter. Koopman added three more with a fast-break goal, an inside dodge goal and a goal from of a broken clear (the first was assisted by Aaron Peterman). Peterman also added a goal of his own with a straight drive from the side. Bath scored the final two goals of the game with Rossi adding his final goal during man-down and junior midfielder Gable scoring his first goal of the season.

Leading in ground balls for the Blue Devils were Danny Galusha (7) and Peterman (5). At the face-off Galusha finished 8/18 and Peterman finished 6/9 for Mynderse. Bath had a number of people taking the draw, but were led by Nesbitt 6/9 and Matt Schlink 3/8. In the cage for Mynderse, freshman Tim Trickler returned for the first game of his second season on Varsity with 12 saves. For Bath, junior Robert Masti finished at 50% with 7 saves.

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Pal-Mac 7 - East Rochester 3  

-- East Rochester, in their second Varsity season, started out strong, scoring the first goal against visiting Pal-Mac and ending the first quarter up 2-1. Palmyra-Macedon tied the game at the half, but then took off, holding the Bombers scoreless for the last half while adding one goal in the third and three in the last quarter to win the first game of the season 7-3. Raider Raider Head Coach, Joe Hill noted the second half change, "We came into the second half a more patient team on offense and it helped us open the game up late in the third and early fourth quarters."

The coach noted that it was great to get on a full field, "It was really evident today that team offense is the last thing to click within a team, especially when you have been on a parking lot since the start of the season."

Pal-Mac - ER



Aquinas 14 - St. Francis 2  

special -- GRALL opening day only consisted of two games this year and in the second game of day Aquinas defeated St. Francis 14-2. It was the second game in two days against Section Five opponents as last night they beat Bishop Kearney 14-3. The Little Irish looked strong as eight different players made the score book.

Sophomore Erich Wischmeyer, a transfer from Hilton, started in the goal for the Little Irish. He faced seven shots on cage and stopped them all, holding the Red Raiders scoreless in the first half. During the first half, Aquinas added four goals in each of the first and second quarters. The starting attack at Aquinas scored nine of the fourteen goals and was a part of all but the final two. Junior Klay Heston (5g-2a), senior Austin Gorman (2g-5a) and senior Bernard Gauthier (2g-3a) were the driving force for the Little Irish. With a different style from last season, first year Aquinas Head Coach Kevin Martin has brought patience Aq-St Francisto Aquinas. Aquinas only took 32 shots in today's game with 20 coming from the starting attack. The shooters were patient and many times the team looked for a good shot rather than just unloading at the goal.

Aquinas scored four straight to open up the third quarter with goals from Heston, junior Mike Messina, Gautheir and junior Scotty Erbland. The fifth goal of the third quarter was the first goal for Aquinas that did not have a member of the starting attack involved. Senior midfielder Anthony Bianchi scored with 3:01 remaining with an unassisted goal. With 0:18 remaining in the quarter St. Francis added their first goal as Jeremy Albert scored with an assist from Cooper Stefaniak. The third quarter ended with Aquinas leading 13-1.

In the fourth quarter, partially due to subs and partially to running time, only one goal was scored by each team. Aquinas led off with freshman Billy Lombardi scoring his first goal of the season. Lombardi added two goals last season after coming up to Varsity for Sectionals. He also took the majority of the face-offs for the Little Irish finishing 5/11. The final goal of the game was scored by St. Francis' Robert Moll and assisted by Albert with 1:26 remaining during an extra man opportunity.

In the cage for St. Francis, Bradley Whitford finished with 4 saves. Sophomore Tom Mscichowski played the second half for the Little Irish and finished with 3 saves (60%). At the face off, Messina took the remainder of the Little Irish face-offs and finished 4/6. Moll (2/6), Jake Giarrano (4/5), Alexander Misterman (1/4) and Cooper Stefaniak (1/2) all took draws for the Red Raiders. Messina led in ground balls for Aquinas with 9 while senior defenseman Mike Owens added 4 ground balls to lead the defense. For St. Francis, Moll (7), Robert Hornberger (4), Brendan McCabe (3), Brendan Pieszak (3) and Misterman (3) all made contributions.

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Aquinas-St Francis



McQuaid Jesuit 14 - Corning West 10  

updated -- After a shaky second quarter, visiting McQuaid Jesuit came back in the second half for a 14-10 win against Corning West (Section IV). The Knights led after twelve minutes 4-2 before the Trojans scored seven goals in the second quarter to take a 9-6 halftime lead. The McQuaid Jesuit coaching staff made adjustments during the break, and the Knights came back, doubling their score to finish the quarter with 1 12-10 lead. Sophomore goalie, Pat Sheridan and the McQuaid Jesuit defense held the Trojans scoreless for the last twenty-two minutes of the game. Sheridan, who made 18 saves during the game made ten of them in the second half, allowing only one against. The game was tightly controlled by the officials who assessed twenty-five penalties (McQuaid Jesuit with 11 and West with 13).

“We lost our heads a bit in the 2nd quarter, giving up 7 goals. At halftime we changed a few things and held them scoreless for the final 22 minutes. We had great balance in the scoring department and I was very proud of our coaches and players, they adjusted well and kept a great attitude throughout a tough contest,â€Â commented Coach Paul Jordan after the game.

Corning West's scoring was led by Treasdell with 4g-2a, Clarkson with 3g-2a and Sienkiewicz with 2g-1a.



Schroeder 10 - Amherst 5  

updated -- Senior attackman Alex Powell was the leader with 4g-1a as Webster Schroeder won a 10-5 victory in it's first game of the season at Amherst (Section VI). The Warriors won the first quarter with goals by Powell and senior attackman Cody Consul. Both teams scored two goals in the second quarter. The Warriors saw goals from Cody Henry and Powell and both goals were from assists by Consul.

After the halftime break, Senior middie Pete Noto scored with an assist from fellow middie Johnny Murray, which was followed by a Powell to Consul combination at 7:25. Powell finished the scoring for the Warriors with an assist from Joe Nicodemi. Amherst scored one assisted goal in the third quarter, but Schroeder senior goalie Scott Tota made six of his eleven saves in the game during the third quarter.

The Tigers scored two goals in the final quarter including one in man-up. Powell scored an unassisted goal at 10:43 which was followed by an unassisted goal by Pete Noto just eight seconds later. Noto, was 6 for 12 at the face off draw. Murray scored the last goal for the Warriors from a feed by Noto.

Next up for Schroeder is Victor on Tuesday (5:00 at McAvoy Park).



Penfield 9 - West Seneca East 8  

updated -- Penfield won its first lacrosse game on their new turf facility as the Patriots held on for a 9-8 win against the visiting Trojans from West Seneca East (Section VI).

After a 4-1 first quarter effort Penfield jumped out to a 5-1 lead early in the second quarter but their lead was cut to 5-3 by half time. The Patriots traded goals for the remainder of the game.

Trailing by a goal with just over 2:05 to play in the game the Patriots scored two goals in 46 seconds to secure the win.

Freshman midfielder Connor Russell won 15 of 19 face offs and led the team in ground ball production with twelve.


Penfield - West Secena East