Friday: Canandaigua wins #28


Canandaigua won their twenty-eighth game in a row after beating host Penn Yan 9-6 in tonight's only Section Five game today.

Canandaigua 9 - Penn Yan 6  

The book for Penn Yan: Adam Trombley (2g), Adam Stork (1g), Bradley Voigt (1g-1a), Jordan Owen (1g-1a), Preston Maciejewski (1g), Nate Nichols (1a), Goaltending: Cody Richardson 11s/9ga = 55% (48 mins)

The book for Canandaigua: Deven Alves (1g-2a), Gannon Osborn (1g-1a), Jordan Reals (1g), Brandon Thomson (2g-1a), Adam Knapton (1g-1a), Tom LaCrosse (3g-1a), Goaltending: Nick King 4s/6ga (48 mins).

-- special reportCanandaigua dominated play in the second half, scoring five goals while holding Penn Yan to only one and as a result, the Braves continue their 28 game winning streak with a 9-6 win over the Mustangs. The Braves took nearly twice as many shots as Penn Yan (with as many on cage as the Mustangs took in total). Sophomore goalie Cody Richardson was a major player in keeping Penn Yan close with 11 saves.

Penn Yan opened the scoring with the first two goals of the game, both unassisted. The first goal, scored by Jordan Owen, was scored with an inside dodge which deflected off the stick of Canandaigua goalie Nick King and into the cage. Two minutes later Adam Stork came down the left side of the cage with his own dodge and once again the ball deflected off ca-pyKing's stick and into the cage. Defensively, the Braves seemed flat; however the Mustangs could not seem to capitalize on their attempts. The Mustangs were patient, however their patience at times cost them productivity as they too often lost possession without a shot on cage. The Braves came down for the first serious offensive opportunity and Brandon Thompson put the ball on the cage, but Richardson came up with his first save of the game. On their second attempt, the Braves' Adam Knapton scored on a Deven Alves feed after being left alone on the crease and after a miscommunication by the Mustang defense. Only 0:39 later, the Braves scored their first extra-man goal. Knapton looked across the crease and found Thomson open. The Braves took their first lead when Tom LaCrosse scored an unassisted goal after subbing into play and driving straight to the cage. The first quarter finished with the Braves leading 3-2.

Penn Yan came back in the second quarter with their strongest quarter, scoring three goals and holding Canandaigua to only one. The Mustangs scored the first two goals. Eighth grader Bradley Voigt scored the tying goal when he drove from behind the cage at the same time as Nate Nichols drove with the ball from the top and hit him as he passed goal-line extended. The Mustangs took their second lead of the game after Voigt passed the ball from behind the cage and, after missing his target, Preston Maciejewski scooped the ball out of the air and scored with a hard outside shot. Gannon Osborn scored unassisted with a hard outside shot to tie the game one more time with 2:37 remaining in the first half. The final goal of the first half was scored when ca-pyAdam Trombley took the ball behind the cage and waited patiently for the right opportunity. He found what he was waiting for and scored with a high bounce into the upper corner. The Mustangs held a 5-4 lead going into the second half.

The second half was all Canandaigua. The Braves held Penn Yan scoreless for the entire third quarter, and held them to only three shots (one on cage). Canandaigua scored their first goal just 0:44 into the third quarter when LaCrosse scored on a straight dodge from the top of the box that bounced in off the far pipe. LaCrosse came back with his third goal of the game during another extra-man opportunity with an assist from Osborn. Less than two minutes later the Braves scored their third and final goal of the third quarter when Thomson drove from behind the cage and found Alves open in front of the crease. The Braves led 7-5 after three quarters.

Thomson scored the first goal of the fourth quarter with LaCrosse assisting only 0:36 into the quarter. The Braves had scored four unanswered goals and held the Mustangs scoreless for 15:14 before Penn Yan got on the board with their final goal of the game. During an extra-man situation Owen passed the ball to Trombley on the outside and he finished into the back of the net. The Braves added the final goal of the game with Alves finding Jordan Reals cutting on the inside during yet another extra-man goal. The Braves got the ball back to their offensive end of the field with 3:00 remaining and after two time-outs they ran out the remaining clock.

ca-pyOverall, Penn Yan had key players that kept them in the game; however the Braves were too much to control. Canandaigua kept control of the ball for a majority of the game, not allowing Penn Yan's offensive to find their groove. Conversely, when the Mustangs did have the ball on their offensive side, they were patient and more than half of their on-cage shots resulted in goals. The Braves also led in the ground ball battle 31-22. Face-off man Parker Weeks led with six ground balls and finished 10/19 at the draw (10/16 on non-technical face-offs). Midfielder Adam Stork led in ground balls for Penn Yan with five.

Penn Yan plays McQuaid, Aquinas and Somers (Section I) next week. Canandaigua takes most of next week off and will prepare to host Fairport on Saturday. Fairport plays Jamesville-DeWitt tomorrow and Webster Schroeder on Tuesday. If they win those two games, Saturday's game with Canandaigua will end one team's winning streak.

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