Saturday - A Shorter Day - Setting up For the Medals

- With the Medal Games already decided, the games on Saturday were necessary to ensure that each team played all of their competition, but they were unnecessary in determining who would play on Sunday. With Round Robin play finished, Central leads the pack at 5-0. Long Island finished 4-1, with their only loss to Central and look to the Gold Medal game to redeem themselves. Western is set in fourth place with a 3-2 record with Adirondack in fourth at 2-3. Western defeated Adirondack earlier today 8-1 and hope to do it again tomorrow during the Bronze Medal game. Hudson Valley finished the tournament at 1-4 and NYC finished the games at 0-5. Neither team will play in the Medal rounds tomorrow.

Today's contests had three one sided contests but with only one game went to running time. It was one of only two games in the tournament using running time. Western looked to have their second shutout of the tournament but Carter Sherman scored the final goal of the game to put Adirondack on the board. Long Island took their game against NYC to running time in the final minute and Central had two periods of an eleven goal lead against Hudson Valley.

Strong performances today came from Riley Lasda at Central, Brandon Gamblin of Long Island and Dylan Donahue at Central. Lasda finished the game with 2g-1a and 10/11 (91%) at the face-off draw. Lasda also led his team with six ground balls. Dylan Donahue finished with 4g-1a for Central. Gamblin finished with six goals for Long Island. In addition, Gamblin finished 5/7 at the face-off draw and with a team leading seven ground balls.

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  Western 8 - Adirondack 1  
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     Record: 2-3
0 0 0 1 0 1
     Record: 3-2
2 3 3 0 0 8

The book for Adirondack: Carter Sherman (1g), Goaltending: Bob Wardwell 9s/8ga = 53% (38 mins)

The book for Western: Greg Coholan (1g), Derek DeJoe (3g), Nick Doktor (1g), Jordan Frysinger (1g-2a), Klay Heston (1g), Michael Messina (2a), Zach Reed (1a), Brian Sullivan (1g), Ryan Yunker (1a) Goaltending: David Scarcello 11s/1ga = 92% (38 mins).



 -- special report The first game of the final round of Round Robin play resulted in a preview of the Bronze Medal game west-adkscheduled Sunday at 9:00 AM. Western scored the first eight goals in the 8-1 win over Adirondack. With 2:09 remaining in the game, lightning strikes were detected on the field and the game was called short by the Sport Chairman, Chuck Cohen. Western controlled nearly all the aspects of the game. They led in ground balls 25-14, shots 31-20, shots on cage 17-12, and takes 5-3. Adirondack won 58% of the face-off draws, including five technical face-off wins.

Goalie David Scarcello finished with 11 saves (92%) for Western. A three year Varsity goalie at Bishop Timon/St. Jude in Buffalo and is also a standout basketball player and had three saves spanning 40 minutes in the shutout against NYC earlier in the tournament. After 5 games, Scarcello has a 63% save percentage. Scoring for Western was led by Junior Derek DeJoe (Fairport) with 3g and Senior Jordan Frysinger (Corning East) with 1g-2a.

Western scored the opening face-off and controlled the ball. With 7:15 remaining in the first quarter they scored their first goal when Hobart bound attackman Zach Reed (Bath) drove to the cage and passed the ball across the crease to rising junior, Nick Doktor (Irondequoit) for the goal. Reed came out of the game in the second quarter with an apparent injury but returned to the game before the game was called. west-adkWestern won the next face-off after Greg Coholan picked up the ground ball and Western then took the ball down and worked it around without scoring. With 6:13 remaining in the quarter, Adirondack got their first possession on their offensive side of the field. The possession resulted in a missed shot from Tim Cox. Overall only 5% of the Adirondack shots resulted in goals. For reference, 26% of the Western shots resulted in goals and the tournament average is 26.8%. Western scored their second goal when Mike Messina intercepted the ball during a clear and passed it to DeJoe on the crease for the goal. The first quarter ended with Western leading 2-0.

In the second quarter, Western kept up the pressure adding three more goals while on the defensive end of the field, Scarcello added four more saves to his tally. Western scored first with 4:53 remaining in the quarter during an extra-man situation. Ryan Yunker fed the ball to Jordan Frysinger, who was on the crease, for the goal. A minute and a half later, they scored again. As they worked the ball around the outside in quick succession, Messina sent the final pass to DeJoe for his second goal. With 0:32 remaining in the first half, Western called a time-out after which it took only 0:07 for Western to score again. Coming off the dead ball, Jordan Frysinger and Coholan both drove to the crease from opposite directions. As they passed, Frysinger passed off the ball to Coholan for the goal. The first half ended with Western leading 5-0 and Scarcello making seven saves.

The first score of the third quarter was DeJoe's third goal. Frysinger passed him the ball on the left side of the cage and DeJoe finished with a shot off the goalies hip. Long-stick defenseman Brian Sullivan cleared the ball himself from the defensive end and finished into the back of the net. Sullivan, who has made a committed to attend UNC along with two others on the Western team, now had two goals and one assist in the tournament. Western's eighth goal was scored when Klay Heston put in his sixth goal of the tournament with a drive down the right alley and a bounce shot. The third quarter ended with Western leading 8-0 and Scarcello holding the shutout with eleven saves.

west-adkAdirondack scored the only goal of the fourth quarter before it was called for weather. Carter Sherman made his goal after running the ball the full length of the field during a clear. He put the shot over Scarcello's shoulder and into the back of the net. As the game continued the rain started coming down hard and with 2:09 remaining in the game a lightning strike was detected by the on-field equipment. State Lacrosse Chairman Chuck Cohen, after a brief consultation, called the game.

Overall, Western looked stronger than earlier in the tournament and Adirondack looked weak. The Adirondack team that led against Long Island at halftime and defeated Hudson Valley was nowhere to be found during today's contest. Adirondack will have another shot at Western tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM and this time a Bronze Medal will be on the line. return

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  Long Island 15 - New York City 3  
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 New York City
     Record: 0-5
0 2 1 0 0 3
 Long Island
     Record: 4-1
5 3 3 4 0 15

The book for New York City: Dylan Fowler (1g), Mark Phillips (1g-1a), Gregory Pietroforte (1g), Goaltending: Chris Fiore 6s/4ga = 60% (10 mins), James Superka 13s/11ga = 54% (30 mins)

The book for Long Island: Michael Andreassi (1g-1a), Alerio DeMerieles (1g), Brandon Gamblin (6g), Bryan Gerrato (1a), Tom Gordon (2g-2a), Kyle Keenan (1g-3a), James Pannell (2g-1a), Mike Sagl (1g-1a), Ryan Walsh (1a), Kevin Wendel (1g) Goaltending: Tom Cordts 4s/3ga = 57% (40 mins).



 -- special report Long Island glided to an easy victory over New York City, 15-3. Long Island had an 8-2 lead at halftime and scored seven more in the second half. Long Island scored the final six goals of the contest. With today's loss New York City was eliminated from Medal contention and finished the tournament at 0-5. Long Island had standout performances from Brandon Gamblin (6g), Tom Gordon (2g-2a), Kyle Keenan (1g-3a). Goalie Tom Cordts finished at 57% (four saves). At the face-off, Jake Froccaro was absent for Long Island. Michael Andreassi (5/8), JP Burnside (3/6) and Gamblin (5/7) took Froccaro's place for Long Island.

li-nycLong Island scored five goals in the first quarter and held NYC scoreless. Their first goal was scored by Michael Andreassi. He drove from behind the cage and scored unassisted. Approximately one minute later Long Island scored again during a fast-break. Mike Sagl scored off the feed from James Pannell. Long Island slowed the ball down on offense and did not score again until 3:15 remaining in the quarter. Brandon Gamblin scored with a drive from the top of the restraining line. NYC had a number of chances on offense but could not convert. They finished with four shots in the quarter (only one on the cage). Only 0:19 after Gamblin's goal, Kyle Keenan picked up the ground at midfield and passed it down to Andreassi who looked across the crease to Gamblin for the goal. The final Long Island goal of the quarter was scored with an outside side-arm shot by Pannell. Long Island led after the first quarter 5-0.

NYC opened the second quarter with their first goal. Gregory Pietroforte drove from behind the goal and scored. Long Island came back with three more goals. Keenan drove from behind at 4:36 for his lone goal of the game. One minute later and Gamblin scored the goal during a clearing attempt. He ran down the field and found Bryan Gerrato open. Gamblin kept running after he gave up the ball and Gerrato sent the ball back his way for a goal. A crease drive from Kevin Wendel was the last Long Island goal of the first half. With 1:04 remaining, Dylan Fowler scored for NYC. Mark Phillips picked up a loose ball during a clearing attempt for Long Island and sent the ball to Dylan Fowler for the goal. Long Island led 8-2 at

Long Island kept up the pace in the second half outscoring NYC 7-1. Long Island scored the first goal of the quarter with 8:04 remaining. Ryan Walsh looked to feed from goal line extended and found Gordon cutting towards the crease. NYC scored their final goal of the contest with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter. Phillips received a pass on the crease during a man-up play. As the defenseman slid to cover him, Phillips used a roll dodge to get past him and put the ball into the back of the net. Long Island added two more goals before the completion of the quarter. Gordon scored with an assist from Pannell with 1:25 remaining. One minute later Keenan, sitting behind the cage and looking to feed, found Gamblin driving from the top left of the field. Keenan hit Gamblin and he fired overhand past the goalie. Long Island led 11-3 after three quarters.

The fourth quarter was all Long Island as they added four goals to their tally and sent the game to running time with 1:07 remaining. In the cage for NYC, James Superka played the first three quarters and came up with a number of strong saves. He finished with 13 saves (54%). Fiore played the final quarter and recorded six saves (60%). For NYC, Phillips led with four ground balls. Defensemen Devin Keskinkaya and Will Otremba both added three ground balls to the NYC count. For Long Island, Gamblin led with seven. Andreassi (5), Jordan Stevens (3), Luke Miller (3), Rob Enright (3) and Bryan Gerrato (3) all added ground balls to the Long Island count.

With the loss today, NYC fails to qualify for the Medal Round and finishes the tournament 0-5. Long Island has qualified for the Gold Medal game and will face Central in the 11:00 game tomorrow. return

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  Central 16 - Hudson Valley 7  
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     Record: 5-0
3 5 2 6 0 16
 Hudson Valley
     Record: 1-4
3 0 1 3 0 7

The book for Central: Joe Corapi (3g-1a), Dan Distefano (1a), Dylan Donahue (4g-1a), Alex Hatem (1g), Derek Kehoe (2g-1a), Riley Lasda (2g-1a), Nick Piroli (1g-2a), Kevin Rice (1g), Ari Waffle (1g-1a), Brett Williams (1g), Goaltending: Dan Distefano 7s/7ga = 50% (39 mins), Tyler White 0s/0ga (1 mins)

The book for Hudson Valley: Briggs Barton (1a), Chris Bonaventura (1g-1a), Rob Caffrey (2g-2a), Kevin Carey (1g), Tim Curran (1g), Kieran Donohue (2g), Matt McReddie (1a), Goaltending: Mike Grace 6s/8ga (20 mins), Cameron Stephens 2s/8ga (20 mins).



 -- special report Although, Hudson Valley played a good first quarter against Central, Central scored five unanswered goals in the second quarter on their way to a 16-7 victory. Central attackman Dylan Donahue finished with 4g-1a and midfielder Joe cen-hvCorapi finished with 3g-1a. Central had ten players with at least one goal or one assist and every player of the Central roster finished with at least one statistic. For NYC, Rob Caffrey finished with 2g-2a in today's contest (7g-8a to lead his team in tournament play).

Hudson Valley led briefly in the first quarter before Central took the lead. Central scored the first goal with Donahue, on the crease, producing a goal after a feed from Riley Lasda. One minute later Central added a second goal. Donahue scored his second goal nearly identically to his first. However, this time the assist was from Corapi. Hudson Valley came back and scored the next three goals to take the lead. The first goal was an unassisted drive to the goal from Caffrey. Four minute later, with only one minute remaining in the first quarter, Caffrey assisted the Valley goal to make the score tied 2-2. Briggs Barton picked up a loose ball on a broken clear and found Caffrey open up field. Caffrey looked across the crease to Tim Curran for the goal. With 0:22 remaining in the opening quarter Valley took their only lead of the game. Chris Bonaventura passed the ball to Caffrey for his third point in as many goals. Hudson Valley's lead was short lived as with 0:03 remaining in the quarter Central tied the score at 3-3 with an unassisted goal by Joe Corapi.

Central added five more unanswered goals in the second quarter. Hudson Valley did not add another goal until the third cen-hvquarter. Rice added his first goal of the game with an unassisted drive from around the back of the crease. Lasda's second goal was scored with a sweep from the left side across the top and a hard shot low on the goalie. Ari Waffle fed the crease from the top right and found Derek Kehoe open for the third Central goal of the quarter. The next goal began with a shot by Tim Edwards. Edwards shot was initially stopped by Valley goalie Mike Grace but Grace could not control the ball. Donahue picked up the loose ball and finished sending the ball into the back of the net. The final Central goal of the half was scored with an unassisted goal after the face-off. There was a delayed scrum over the ball and when Donahue eventually came up with it, he fired into the net. The first half ended with Central leading 8-3.

In the third quarter Valley scored the first goal before Central added seven more unanswered spanning the final two quarters. Caffrey assisted the Valley goal with a cross crease pass to Kiernan Donohue. Central added two more goals before the conclusion of the third quarter. Corapi scored after he picked his own rebound out of the air and Lasda scored with a straight drive from the top followed by an under hand shot. The third quarter ended with Central leading 11-3.

There was a flurry of scoring in the fourth quarter with Central adding six and Valley adding three. Central scored their six cen-hvgoals on eight shots while Hudson Valley only hit the cage five times on twelve shots. The first goal was scored by Derek Kehoe and assisted by Nick Piroli only 0:12 into the quarter. The final goal of the game was scored with 0:35 remaining when Matt McReddie set up behind the cage looking to feed. McReddie was set up behind the left side of the goal while Kevin Carey was in the upper right corner. McReddie passed the ball up to Carey who shot the ball side-arm into the back of the net.

In the cage, Dan Distefano played 39 minutes of the contest and finished with seven saves. He was out for one minute with a penalty and Tyler White took over goal keeper duties. Hudson Valley played two goalies with Mike Grace and Cameron Stephens splitting halves. Grace played the first half and finished with six goals against and Stephens played the second half and finished with two saves. At the face-off draw, Riley Lasda finished at 10/11 (91%) for Central. Central finished with 42 ground balls and 18 players picking up at least one ground ball. return

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