Thursday - Long Island and Central Top Day One

- The first day of the 2010 Empire State Games closed with Central and Long Island holding the top spots. Central (2-0) and Long Island (2-0) were both undefeated in the first two rounds of round robin play. The next tier of teams includes Western (1-1) and Adirondack (1-1); followed by New York City (0-2) and Hudson Valley (0-2).

There were a number of outstanding performances throughout the first day of games. Of note include face-off men Jake Froccaro (Long Island) and Tim Edwards (Central). Froccaro finished two rounds with 24 wins (67%) and Edwards finished with 23 wins (85%). 2010 appears to be the year of the goalie, as a number of teams stood out with exceptional goalie play. David Scarcello of Western finished with three saves in the shutout against NYC. Both Long Island goalies finished with impressive percentages: Zach Oliveri (10 saves - 71%) and Tom Cordts (8 saves - 53%). NYCÃ Chris Fiore finished with a tournament leading 23 saves and Adirondack's Bob Wardwell finished with 19 saves.

Offensively, six of the top seven spots fall to attackmen. Central Kevin Rice leads with (5g-6a). Kyle Keenan (4g-5a) and Brandon Gamblin (6g-1a) are just behind. The top spots are followed closely by Ari Waffle (7g) and Dylan Donahue (2g-4a) from Central and Rob Caffrey (2g-4a) from Hudson Valley.

Long Island Froccaro (15) and Gamblin (10) top the ground ball leader board followed by Derek Kehoe (9) of Central and Brian Pickup of Hudson Valley. Central's Matt Koop and Valley's Pickup both have three takes to lead the field.

Central, Long Island and Western all outscored their opponents; with Central outscoring their opponents by the largest margin (26-10). Adirondack, Hudson Valley and NYC were all outscored by their opponents; including NYC being outscored 6-31 by their opponents. Western has the most penalties against them with 13, while NYC has the least with one.

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  Long Island 10 - Western 4  
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
 Western
     Record: 1-1
1 1 1 1 0 4
 Long Island
     Record: 2-0
3 0 5 2 0 10
 
 

The book for Western: Ryan Yunker (1g-1a), Zach Reed (1g), Jordan Frysinger (1a), Derek DeJoe (1g), Greg Coholan (1g), James Burke (1a), Goaltending: Alex Govenettio 8s/10ga (40 mins)

The book for Long Island: Kevin Wendel (1g), James Pannell (1g-2a), Kyle Keenan (3g-3a), Myles Jones (1g), Tom Gordon (1g-1a), Bryan Gerrato (1g), Brandon Gamblin (1g), Michael Andreassi (1g) Goaltending: Zach Oliveri 10s/4ga = 71% (40 mins).

 

 

 -- special reportLong Island came out strong in the opening game of the 2010 Empire State Games. Long Island defeated Western 10-4 and looked strong and confidant throughout. They played like a team that had played together before coming into the tournament (Long Island was 12-0 in pre-empire contests). Smithtown West supplied two of the leading scorers for the Long Island li-wtnteam. Attackmen Kyle Keenan and James Pannell were obviously teammates. They hooked up for two goals (one scored by Keenan and assisted by Pannell and one scored by Pannell and assisted by Keenan) and together accounted for 4g-5a. Keenan and Pannell accounted for more than half of Long Island's points. Keenan has committed to attend Duke after his senior year at Smithtown West, while Pannell is only entering his junior year.

Additional stand out play came from special teams for Long Island. Face-off man Jake Froccaro and goalie Zach Oliveri both stepped up and had strong opening games for Long Island. Froccaro lost his first three draws at the face-off before finishing the game at 67% (10/15) and picking up four face-off ground balls (five ground balls total). Froccaro is a rising junior at Port Washington and was named Team MVP in 2009 as a sophomore. Goalie Zach Oliveri played the entire game for Long Island and finished with ten saves (71%). Oliveri will be a senior at Connetquot next season and has committed to UMass for college; he was named to the All County list the last two seasons and was named team MVP last season.

The game began as a close contest before Long Island scored five goals in the third quarter and held Western to only one goal late in the quarter. Long Island scored the first three goals of the contest. Long Island's Kevin Wendell (East Islip) scored first on an assist from Keenan. Wendell has committed to Navy after his senior year. Myles Jones scored the next Long Island goal (unassisted). With 3:49 remaining in the first quarter, Keenan added his first goal after stepping inside his defenseman after receiving a pass from Tom Gordon. Long wnt-liIsland took the 3-0 lead and Western was forced to call their first time-out. Western came out of the time-out with a new purpose and scored their first goal 1:00 after the Long Island goal. Western's Zach Reed was working around on the crease looking for a feed and Pittsford's James Burke found him. Reed finished second in total points and first in assists for all of Section Five last season (54g-70a) and has committed to Hobart for College. Long Island rode out the time two minutes to hold the 3-1 lead going into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, Western scored the only goal. Irondequoit attackman Greg Coholan scored for Western with a drive down the right side and shot overhand past the goalies stick. Coholan has made a verbal committed to Virginia. Western's defense held strong in the second quarter, holding the high powered Long Island offense scoreless for 13:52 spanning three quarters. Western's defense was anchored by Jake Bailey, Ryan Sullivan, Eric Chadderdon, Zachary Moore and Marc Pettrone. Bailey, Chadderdon and Sullivan combined for four one-on-one takes for Western and seven ground balls.
In the third quarter, Long Island got back in their rhythm and took the lead without looking back. They scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter. Keenan scored two and assisted one and Pannell scored one and assisted two. The first goal of the quarter was scored during a face-off fast-break when Brandon Gamblin picked up the loose ball and ran straight down the field finishing with a side-arm rocket to the top shelf. Just over 30 seconds later Long Island struck again after Keenan found Pannell open across the crease and then two minutes later and Keenan drove from behind the cage for a goal of his own. Long Island led 6-2 and appeared in control of the game.

li-wtnWestern's Sullivan grabbed the loose ball at the midfield and ran the ball all the way down to the goal in hopes of changing the momentum but Oliveri came up with an amazing save to stop any hope. After the save, Oliveri's outlet pass set up a fast-break goal for Long Island. A play which could have stopped the swing for Long Island increased it as Keenan scored with an assisted from Pannell. As if they could not be stopped, the ensuing face-off resulted in another face-off fast-break for Long Island. Froccaro picked up his own ground ball and outlet it to Pannell who found Michael Andreassi open for the goal. Andreassi will play his senior year at Sachem North before moving on to UMass for College. Along with being named to All-County twice for lacrosse, he was also named to All-County in football.

Long Island led 8-2 before Western scored their third goal with 2:00 remaining in the third quarter. Derek DeJoe scored on a feed from behind by Ryan Yunker who has committed to play at Bryant University after his senior year at Churchville-Chili. DeJoe will return to Fairport next season for his junior year. Long Island held an 8-3 lead after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Long Island kept up the pressure by scoring the first two goals of the quarter. Long Island's Bryan Gerrato scored the first goal of the fourth quarter unassisted. He has committed to Navy after his senior year at South Side. The final Long Island goal was assisted by Keenan with an inside pass to Gordon. Yunker scored the last goal of the game at 0:24 after Jordan Frysinger took the ball the full field and found him open. The game ended with dual unnecessary roughness calls for both Long Island and Western with 0:09 remaining in the game.

Overall, the game was physical. The contest had the most penalties of any game during the first day (with eight). Long Island led in nearly all statistical categories. They finished leading with 34-27 in shots, 18-14 in shots on cage and 36-24 in ground balls. Western did finish leading in one-on-one takes. Long Island had four to Western's five but Long Island had takes from Rob Enright (2), Gamblin (1) and Matt Scalera (1). In the ground ball count, Jordan Stevens and Oliveri led with six each for Long Island. Froccaro and Gamblin both added five to the Long Island tally with Andreassi adding four. For Western, Chadderdon, Alex Govenettio and Frysinger all led with three ground balls. Adding two each were Bailey, JT Hauck, Moore and Sullivan. In the cage for Western, Govenettio played the entire contest and finished with eight saves. return

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  Adirondack 7 - Hudson Valley 6  
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 Adirondack
     Record: 1-1
0 3 2 2 0 7
 Hudson Valley
     Record: 0-2
1 0 1 4 0 6
 
 

The book for Adirondack: Tristan Sperry (1g-1a), Brian Schlansker (1g), Jimmy O`Brien (1g), Troy Gargiulo (1g), Tim Cox (3g), Tim Coll (2a), Goaltending: Bob Wardwell 7s/6ga = 54% (40 mins)

The book for Hudson Valley: Kieran Donohue (2g), Kevin McNally (1a), Kevin Carey (1g), Rob Caffrey (2a), Briggs Barton (3g-1a) Goaltending: Cameron Stephens 1s/4ga (20 mins), Mike Grace 3s/3ga = 50% (20 mins).

 

 

 -- special report In the second game of the day, Adirondack held off the late advances of Hudson Valley to win 7-6. Adirondack took an early lead, going up by as much as four (6-2) before Hudson adk-hvValley started coming back. Hudson Valley scored four of the last five goals including two extra-man goals. In the cage for Adirondack, Bob Wardwell lived up to his reputation. Wardwell (Shenendehowa/Syracuse) finished the game with only seven saves, but made some incredible stops during the contest.

Statistically, Hudson Valley was the stronger team, which demonstrates that numbers are not everything and that in playing the game anything can happen. Hudson Valley led in shots 23-21, shots on cage 13-11, ground balls 27-17, takes 10-7, had fewer penalties 2-4, and scored on more extra-man opportunities 2-1. They also won 75% of the face-off draws but Adirondack won in the only statistic that matters at the end of the day; goals scored.

Key players for Adirondack included Wardwell, midfielder Tim Cox (3g), attackman Tristan Sperry (1g-1a) and Tim Coll (2a). Coll is heading into his senior year at Shenendehowa and has committed to Army in the fall. He has also been selected to the 2010 All Star first team and led Section II in assists and Suburban Council in total points. Sperry led Saratoga Springs last season with 25g-24a.

For Hudson Valley, Briggs Barton, Kieran Donohue, Rob Caffrey, Ed Dedomenico, Kevin McNally and Matt McReddie all had stand-out performances. Barton led in scoring with 3g-1a. Donohue (2g) and Caffrey (2a) each added to the scoring tallies. Dedomenico and McNally combined to win 75% of the face-off draws for Hudson Valley. Dedomenico finished 6/8 and McNally finished 7/9. McReddie finished with six total ground balls and five of them coming during the face-off. McReddie, adk-hvDedomenico and McNally were the reason Hudson Valley had the ball in the final minute to try and mount their comeback. They won the final three face-offs with McReddie picking up two balls and McNally picking up the third.

Hudson Valley opened up the scoring with the only goal in the first quarter. It took 9:24 into the contest before McNally found Donohue open on the inside for the goal. The first quarter ended with Hudson Valley leading 1-0.

Adirondack scored the next four unanswered goals spanning two quarters. Adirondack added three goals in the second quarter, while holding Hudson Valley scoreless. The tying goal was scored with an unassisted goal by Jimmy O'Brien. Two minutes into the second quarter Adirondack took the lead for the first and only time. Adirondack's Sperry scored (unassisted) on a drive from behind the cage. Tim Cox added his first goal during man-up with the first of Coll's two assists. Going into halftime, Adirondack led 3-1.

In the third quarter, Adirondack continued their pressure with a drive down the right side by Troy Gargiulo. Hudson Valley's second goal was scored with an impressive heads up play by Briggs. Caffrey looked to pass the ball into the crease where Barton was set up. However, Barton was caught by a defenseman and could not get his stick free; instead he used the side to redirect the ball into the back of the net for the goal. Adirondack added another goal before the quarter expired with Coll's second assist to Brian Schlansker. Adirondack led 5-2 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Adirondack's Cox scored with an assist from Sperry. Adirondack increased their lead to four goals, their largest of the contest, before adk-hvHudson Valley started their final press. Valley began with another outstanding play by Barton. Barton drives from behind the cage and scores unassisted to start and close the gap between the two teams. Two minutes passed before Valley scored again. Donohue received the ball standing in the crease to score the goal (assisted by Caffrey). Adirondack's final goal was scored when Cox broke a clear and caught Cameron Stephens out of the goal.

The final two goals were scored in the final minute of play and included one final opportunity for Hudson Valley with the ball at the end of the game that they could not capitalize on. With 0:46 remaining in the game, Barton scooped up a loose ball on the crease and finished into the back of the net. The ball was initially knocked out of the air by Adirondack's Dorsey. During the exchange a flag was called against Adirondack and Valley was given another chance with extra-man offense. Valley converted on the opportunity with a cross crease pass from the top right to goal line extended. Barton assisted Kevin Carey for the goal, to bring the game within one goal. Hudson Valley had one more opportunity in their offensive end but could not get a shot off before time expired.

In the cage for Hudson Valley, Mike Grace and Cameron Stephens split halves. Grace played the first half and finished with three saves (50%) and Stephens played the second half and finished with one save. return

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  Central 14 - New York City 6  
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
 Central
     Record: 2-0
2 6 3 3 0 14
 New York City
     Record: 0-2
1 1 0 4 0 6
 
 

The book for Central: Brett Williams (1g), Ari Waffle (3g), Kevin Rice (2g-4a), Nick Piroli (1g), Riley Lasda (1g), Derek Kehoe (1g), Thomas Grimm (1a), Connor Ferrito (2g), Tim Edwards (1g), Dylan Donahue (2g-1a), Joe Corapi (1a), Goaltending: Tyler White 0s/2ga (20 mins), Dan Distefano 5s/4ga = 56% (20 mins)

The book for New York City: Mark Phillips (2g), Michael Lofrese (1g-1a), Neil Hamamoto (3g), Goaltending: Chris Fiore 15s/14ga = 52% (40 mins).

 

 

 -- special report Central used a 6-1 scoring streak in the second quarter to cement their 14-6 win over New York City. Central led or tied for the entire 40 minute contest. They had standout performances from attackmen Kevin Rice (Skaneateles/Cornell) and Dylan Donahue along with cen-nycmidfielder Connor Ferrito. Goaltender Dan Distefano, who played the second half, finished at 56% and face-off man Tim Edwards finished with 90% at the draw. All of the NYC goals came from attackmen; Neil Hamamoto (Riverdale), Mark Phillips and Michael Lofrese. This is the second Empire State Games for Hamamoto who finished the 2008 games with 2 goals.

Central scored the first goal of the game when Rice came from behind the cage and scored unassisted just 1:17 into the contest. NYC came right back to tie to the score after Hamamoto's first goal with a similar drive from behind. The first quarter ended with another Central goal. Connor Ferrito scored with an assist thrown across the crease from Dylan Donahue. The first quarter ended with Central leading 2-1.

The second quarter started with Central continuing their scoring streak. They produced the first two goals of the quarter before NYC added their second goal. The goals were scored in a nearly identical manner. After a dead ball, Rice started with the ball on the side of the field. Both plays began quickly after the whistle that stopped play before NYC could get completely set. The first, scored at 8:25, came when Brett Williams drove parallel to Rice towards the crease. The second goal, scored at 6:35, saw Donahue coming from the opposite side of the crease for the goal. NYC scored their second goal with an unassisted goal by Hamamoto on a fast-break goal. Central continued the pressure scoring the next eight goals spanning three quarters including four goals before time expired in the half. cen-nycCentral's Tim Edwards and Riley Lasda both added unassisted goals after one-on-one dodges. Central scored their last two goals with less than one minute left in the half. The first was scored at 0:56. After an offside's call against NYC, Central's Thomas Grimm started with the ball at midfield. Grimm started sprinting towards the crease (after the quick whistle) and after the slide hit Nick Piroli for the goal. On the ensuing face-off, NYC's Will Otremba picked the ground ball in his defensive area. During the clear, Central's Rice striped the ball and he found Ari Waffle open for the goal. The first half ended with Central leading 8-2. Central dominated the first half of play both in possession time as well as number of shots. Central took 26 shots in the first half, while holding NYC to only four. Additionally, of the four shots for NYC only two (the goals) were on cage.

In the third quarter, Central held NYC scoreless while adding three more to their tally. Central's Donahue, Derek Kehoe and Ferrito each added one unassisted goals after one-on-one drives. The third quarter ended with Central leading 11-2.

Central scored their eighth straight goal with another feed from Rice. Rice drove from behind the cage and set up the feed to Waffle on the crease. NYC started to put up a little pressure when only 0:48 later they added their third goal. Michael Lofrese added his only goal of the contest at 7:18. Central scored next during a fast-break. Joe Corapi passed the ball to Rice who added his second goal and sixth point of the contest. Central's Ari Waffle scored (unassisted) for the final Central goal with 4:42 remaining in the game. NYC added the final three goals. Phillips scored from the outside after a pass from Lofrese. Just over a minute later Hamamoto added his third with a drive from the top of the restraining line. The final goal of the game was scored as time expired. With approximately four seconds remaining, Phillips took a point blank shot against goalie Dan Distefano. cen-nycDistefano made the block but could not control the loose ball. Hamamato picked up the ball on the crease and fired. Yet again Distefano came up with a point blank save but could not control the ball. Phillips picked up the loose ball and this time put the ball in the back of the net as time expired.

Central split goalies at halftime with Tyler While playing the first half and Distefano playing the second half. White finished the half without a save. For NYC, Chris Fiore played the entire contest and finished with 15 saves. A number of Fiore's saves were impressive and his strong play kept the score closer then it could have been. Fiore, named a US Lacrosse All-American goalie as a sophomore carried an 83% save record during the regular season and finishing with 483 saves in 16 games. Central won the ground ball battle 24-24 with Kehoe leading Central with six ground balls. Also making contributions were Edwards (4) and Lasda (4). For NYC, Hamamoto (4) and Robert Evans III (4) led in the ground ball count.

Edwards finished the game undefeated at non-technical face-off draws. He finished 9/10 with his lone loss coming during a technical decision. Lasda finished 5/9 for Central as well. Key defensive plays for Central came from Austin Curtis and Matt Kopp who both finished with two takes. Rice also finished with two takes during rides. Rice was a key part of keeping the NYC clearing percentage at 61%. return

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  Long Island 13 - Hudson Valley 7  
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 Hudson Valley
     Record: 0-2
0 2 2 3 0 7
 Long Island
     Record: 2-0
3 2 5 3 0 13
 
 

The book for Hudson Valley: Matt McReddie (2g), Eddie Schurr (1a), Kevin McNally (1g), Kieran Donohue (1g), Ed Dedomenico (1a), Rob Caffrey (2g-2a), Chris Bonaventura (1g), Goaltending: Cameron Stephens 8s/5ga = 62% (20 mins), Mike Grace 6s/8ga (20 mins)

The book for Long Island: Luke Miller (1g), Kyle Keenan (1g-2a), Myles Jones (1g), Bryan Gerrato (1a), Michael Andreassi (1a), Kevin Wendel (1g), Ryan Walsh (1g), Mike Sagl (2g), James Pannell (1g-1a), Brandon Gamblin (5g-1a), Goaltending: Tom Cordts 8s/7ga = 53% (40 mins).

 

 

 -- special report Long Island scored the first four goals of the game on their way to a 13-7 victory over Hudson Valley. Long Island improved their first day record to 2-0 while Hudson Valley fell to 0-2. cen-hvBrandon Gamblin led in scoring with 5g-1a. Kyle Keenan (1g-2a), Mike Sagl (2g) and James Pannell (1g-1a) also added to the Long Island tally. Scoring for Hudson Valley was led by Rob Caffrey (2g-2a). Matt McReddie (2g) also added to the Hudson Valley count.

Long Island face-off man Jake Froccaro continued to impress at the face-off draw, going 14/21 (67%) with a team leading ten ground balls. Joining Froccaro in the ground ball count were Miles Jones (5) and Gamblin (5). For Hudson Valley, Brian Pickup and Kevin Schurr led in ground balls with five. Michael Collins, Kieran Donohue, Kevin McNally and Eddie Schurr each added an additional three ground balls to the count.

Between the pipes, Hudson Valley played two goalies, Mike Grace and Cameron Stephens. Stephens played the first half and Grace played the second half. Stephens finished the game with eight saves (62%) and Grace finished with six saves (43%). For Long Island, Tom Cordts played the entire game and finished with eight saves (53%).

Long Island held Hudson Valley scoreless in the first quarter adding three of their own. Only 1:17 into the game, Gamblin drove from the top of the restraining line for his first goal. 0:24 later, Long Island's Myles Jones took nearly the same dodge from the top to add his first goal. With 0:30 left in first quarter, Jordan Stevens scooped up the loose ball at the midfield line and passed it up to Pannell near the restraining line. Pannell looked across to Keenan for the goal. Stevens has one more year with Keenan and Pannell at Smithtown West before heading to Cornell for College. Long Island led 3-0 after the first quarter. cen-hv

Island kept up the pressure in the third quarter but Hudson Valley scored the first goal of the quarter to bring the game within two goals. Hudson Valley's Matt McReddie scored with an assist from Rob Caffrey. Caffrey found McReddie cutting from behind the cage for the goal. Long Island scored the next five goals in less than six minutes, the first only 0:11 after the Valley goal with a face-off fast-break after Brandon Gamblin picked up the ball after a face-off attempt. One minute later and Island was on the board once again. This time Keenan drove from behind the cage and after the slide hit Mike Sagl on the crease. Sagl, who was passing the goal when the feed came into his stick, finished the goal behind his back. 0:27 later and Island once again is scoring, this time Gamblin scored (unassisted). One minute later and Pannell scored after receiving the feed from behind the cage (Brian Gerrato). The final Long Island goal of the third quarter was scored by Wendel with 1:25 remaining. 0:08 later and Hudson Valley scored their own face-off fast-break with McNally picking up his own ground ball and taking it all the way. The third quarter ended with Long Island leading 10-4.cen-hv

At this point, Long Island began to look to players from their bench that did not necessarily get a lot of playing time. Island and Valley each scored three goals in the final quarter. Gamblin scored his fourth of the game with a drive from the top. Halfway through the drive Gamblin was forced to changed hands by the defense; however he did not let it phase him and he finished into the back of the net. Valley's McReddie scored during a man-up opportunity with a pass coming from Caffrey. Only 0:09 later and Long Island was making the goal back up. Keenan assisted Ryan Walsh on a face-off fast-break. Walsh has committed to attend Colgate after his senior year at Wantaugh. The final goal for Long Island was Gamblin's fifth and was scored with a one-on-one drive from behind the cage. Hudson Valley scored the last two goals. The penultimate goal was scored during a three penalty (two man down) extra-man opportunity. Donohue scored unassisted for Valley. The final goal of the game was scored when long-stick defenseman Eddie Schurr came down the field and found Caffrey open for the goal. return

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  Central 12 - Adirondack 4  
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 Central
     Record: 2-0
4 5 2 1 0 12
 Adirondack
     Record: 1-1
0 1 1 2 0 4
 
 

The book for Central: Ari Waffle (4g), Kevin Rice (3g-2a), Nick Piroli (1g-1a), Riley Lasda (1a), Derek Kehoe (1g), Thomas Grimm (1g-1a), Tim Edwards (1g-2a), Dylan Donahue (3a), Joe Corapi (1g), Goaltending: Tyler White 2s/2ga = 50% (30 mins), Dan Distefano 1s/2ga (10 mins)

The book for Adirondack: Carter Sherman (1g), Brian Schlansker (1a), Troy Gargiulo (1g), Alex D`Amario (1g), Tim Cox (1g) Goaltending: Bob Wardwell 12s/12ga = 50% (40 mins).

 

 

 -- special report Central easily defeated Adirondack as they scored 11 out of the first 12 goals of the contest. The final score was 12-4. Central had outstanding performances from Tim Edwards at the face-off, Kevin Rice in the attack and Ari Waffle in the attack. Edwards finished with an 82% win rating (14/17), Rice finished with 3g-2a and Waffle finished with 4 goals.

cen-adkIn the cage, Tyler White played the first three quarters and Dan Distefano finished out the contest for Central. White finished with two saves and Distefano finished with one save. For Adirondack, Bob Wardwell finished with 12 saves (50%). Riley Lasda joined Edwards at the draw and finished 3/3 at the face-off. Central was led in ground balls by Thomas Grimm with five. Dylan Donahue, Edwards, Matt Kopp and Derek Kehoe added three ground balls each for Central. For Adirondack, Wardwell led with three ground balls. Defenseman Nick Hourigan added another two.

Central came out ready to play and scored four unanswered goals in the first quarter. The first two goals were scored by Rice who scored the first unassisted and then the second only 0:06 later on a face-off fast-break from Edwards after he picked up his own ground ball at the face-off. The third goal of the quarter was scored by Nick Piroli after a cross crease pass from Dylan Donahue. Donahue came back right away with his second assist of the game to Derek Kehoe from behind the cage. After the first quarter, Central led 4-0. Adirondack was had to zero shots on cage in the first quarter.

In the second quarter Central continued the pressure. Rice and Edwards matched up again for another goal. 0:06 into the quarter, Edwards won another face-off when he picked up his own ground ball and ran up to find Rice open for the goal. Central scored their first goal of the competition when Tim Cox carried the ball all the way down the field and around the cage to score. Ari Waffle scored the next goal for Central. Waffle scored after dodging three players. Donahue added his third assist to Joe Corapi with 4:04 remaining in the first half. Just under a minute later and Central scored again with Rice feeding the ball to Waffle. With 0:10 remaining in the first half, cen-adkCentral scored one of the most impressive goals of the first day of contests. The play began with a loose ball near the crease. After an initial scrum Nick Piroli came up with the ball for a limited time, but could not control it. He attempted (successfully) an underhand flip to Waffle. Waffle caught the improbable pass and after ending up in a bad possession himself, shot on the cage (underhand) and ended up in the upper corner of the goal. Central had a 9-1 going into halftime.

Central's pressure began to let up in the second half. Both teams finished the second half with three goals. Central scored two of their goals early in the third quarter (9:03 and 7:58) to cap out their 11 out of the first 12. Central had scoring from Thomas Grimm after he received a feed from Riley Lasda. The next Central goal was scored by Edwards. Rice had the ball behind the cage and found Edwards open on the crease. With 1:00 remaining in the third quarter, Adirondack scored their second goal of the contest with an unassisted goal from Carter Sherman. Sherman scored with a drive from the top corner. The third quarter ended after Central increased their lead to 11-2.

Central continued to slow down the pace and non-starters dominated the playing time. Waffle added his fourth of the game with an underhanded shot after a feed from Grimm. The final two goals of the contest came from Hudson Valley. Valley scored with 5:29 remaining in the game when Brian Schlansker made a pass from the top of the restraining line to center of the crease where Alex D'Amario was waiting for the ball and the goal. ADK's final goal was scored after a one-on-one drive from Troy Gargiulo. return

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  Western 17 - New York City 0  
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
 New York City
     Record: 0-2
0 0 0 0 0 0
 Western
     Record: 1-1
7 2 5 3 0 17
 
 

The book for New York City: Goaltending: James Superka 5s/8ga (20 mins), Chris Fiore 8s/9ga (20 mins)

The book for Western: Zach Reed (3g-1a), Michael Messina (1g), Klay Heston (3g), Drew Hays (1g-1a), JT Hauck (1g), Jordan Frysinger (2g-1a), Nick Doktor (1g), Derek DeJoe (4a), Greg Coholan (1g), Jake Bailey (1g), Brian Sullivan (1g), Ryan Yunker (2g-1a) Goaltending: David Scarcello 3s/0ga = 100% (40 mins).

 

 

 -- special report Western held NYC scoreless in the final game of the first day of competition and won 17-0. They scored seven goals in the first quarter and then slowly added to their tally, while keeping NYC from shooting. NYC only took four shots (three on cage) during the entire 40 minute contest. For comparison, Western finished with ten times as many (40 shots with 30 on cage).

wtn-nycWestern had 12 different players make the scorebook for goals or assists and all 20 members of the Western roster came away from this game with at least one statistic. Ryan Yunker opened up the scoring for Western with a drive from behind that finished across the top shelf of the goal. Yunker finished the game with 2g-1a. Reed scored his first goal next with a similar drive from behind the cage. Reed finished with 3g-1a. Next, Greg Coholan added his lone goal of the game off his lone shot of the game. Drew Hays scored his first goal with a drive from behind with 6:10 remaining in the first quarter. Mike Messina (Aquinas/Syracuse) scored the next goal with a drive from the top of the restraining line.

NYC was held to one shot in the first quarter, two shots in the second quarter, one shot in the third quarter and were held to zero shots in the fourth quarter. Western continued scoring mainly with single dimensional drives. In the second quarter, two long-stick defensemen added goals to their empire statistics. The first was scored by Brian Sullivan after a feed from Derek DeJoe and the second was a full field clear by Jake Bailey during man-down play that he finished into the back of the net. The second quarter ended with Western leading 9-0.

wtn-nycWestern added their twelfth goal with 3:16 remaining in the contest with an unassisted goal by Zach Reed. The final three goals of the game were scored by Klay Heston (Aquinas) with DeJoe assisting the first and third and Ryan Yunker assisting the second goal.

Western's goalie David Scarcello played the entire contest to record the shutout and accrue three saves. For NYC, Chris Fiore and James Superka split time at the half. Fiore played the first half and finished with eight saves and Superka finished the game and recorded five saves.

Western finished with a 74% draw at the face-off. Leading the charge was long-stick Zachary Moore (6/9) and Mike Messina (4/5). Western won the ground ball battle 31-20. Leading for Western was Moore with five ground balls. JT Hauck, Drew Hays, David Scarcello and Brian Sullivan each added three ground balls to the tally for Western. Goalie Fiore led with three goals for NYC. Hugo Francis, Neil Hamamoto, Theo Kalogerakis, Will Nollmann, Michael Shanahan and James Superka all finished with three ground balls each for NYC. return

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