Saturday: The Start of the 2012 Season

-  After three weeks of warm weather it was a little disheartening to have drizzle and cooler weather for the start of the game season. Three of the four games played in the section today were hosted at Aquinas. The first game of the season was Bath-Haverling vs Mynderse Academy. The Blue Devils saw a great game from senior midfielder Leroy Halftown (4g) who controlled much of the game as Mynderse won 9-7.

Aquinas showed mid-season play in their 14-8 win over St. Francis (Buffalo - Section VI). Billy Lombardi (4g-2a) and Pete DiLaura (3g-1a) combined for 18 F/O wins for the Lil' Irish. Livonia used steady offensive play to defeat Geneva 7-3 and Irondequoit dominated their hosts at Webster Schroeder with at 15-2 win.

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Mynderse 9 - Bath 7  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 0-1
3 0 1 3 0 7
     Record: 1-0
2 3 2 2 0 9

The book for Bath: Justin Gavette (1a), Bruce Rinker (1g), Mitch Fuller (2g-1a), David Dubois (2g), Jeff Chapman (1a), Trevor Lang (2g-1a), Goaltending: Andrew Clark 12s/9ga = 57% (48 mins)

The book for Mynderse: Tristin Kouwe (1g), Sean Anderson (2a), Brody Bentley (1g), Justin Hlywa (2g), Aaron Peterman (1g-3a), Leroy Halftown (4g), Goaltending: Tim Trickler 15s/7ga = 68% (48 mins).



  --  Special Report  The 2012 Scholastic lacrosse season began this morning at the Aquinas Institute as Bath hosted Mynderse. As the result of a lapse in the second quarter Bath lost 7 to 9. Mynderse senior midfielder, Leroy Halftown, who ended the game with four goals, scored the first goal of the game at 8:19. The Rams came back with the next two goals; the first one by sophomore middie Mitch Fuller alone and the second one by freshman attackman Bruce Rinker on an assist from Fuller scoring with 6:38 left in the first quarter. Mynderse tied the game on a goal by junior attackman Tristin Kouwe who received a feed from junior midfielder Aaron Peterman but Bath had the last word when junior middie David Dubois scored on a feed from senior middie Justin Gavette to end the quarter with Bath up 3-2.

The second quarter belonged entirely to Mynderse who scored threeunanswered goals evenlydistributed throughout thetwelve minutes. Halftown scored the first goal unassisted in man up play. A minute and a half later juniordefenseman Brody Bentley scored his first goal of the season on Bath-Myndersean assist from junior John Anderson. With just under a minuteleft in the half, Peterman scored hissingle goal of the game on an unassisted drive from the wing. The tide had shifted and entering the half the Blue Devils were up 5-3.

At the top of the third quarter nearly eight minutes passed without a score as both teams spent time in transition only to lose the ball to goalie saves or poor ball control. Mynderse scored two goals in a row starting at the 4:01 mark with junior attackman Justin Hlywa scoring on an inside feed from Peterman. Halftown scored another unassisted goal with 2:22 left in the third quarter. Bath finished the third quarter, with less than one minute left, when senior midfielder Jeff Chapman found Fuller cutting toward the cage. The third quarter ended with Mynderse still in control and up 7-4.

The Rams rallied in the last quarter, outscoring the Blue Devils 3-2. After a penalty at the end of the third quarter Bath was man up. Senior TrevorLang, who played all over the field with his long pole, scored an unassisted extra man goal with 11:40left in the game. Mynderse retaliated just six secondslater with Hlywa scoring on a face break pass from Anderson. After an eight minute scoring drought, Halftown scored his last goal of the game (unassisted) on two outside to insidedodges. Junior middie David Dubois scored with 0:58 left in the game with a feed from Lang. Bath-MynderseLang then endedthe scoring with an unassisted goal thirty seconds later. The two goals made the game more exciting, but still left the Rams two goals short.

Goalies for both teams had good days. Blue Devil junior Tim Trickler finished the game with ten saves (59%) while senior Andrew Clark made twelve saves (58%) for the Rams. Tricker had a streak of six saves in a row, spanning the first and part of the second quarters.

Junior face off specialist Sean Anders was strong for the Blue Devils, winning seven of ten faceoffs.

The game was intense, with both teams and coaching staffs working hard and demonstrating their desire to win. It was the first game as Head Coach for Mynderse Coach Chris Clemenson.

Mynderse takes a week off and plays their next game hosting Waterloo. Bath will host Bishop Kearney on Tuesday.  return to top

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Aquinas 14 - St. Francis 8  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 1-0
2 4 4 4 0 14
 St. Francis
     Record: 0-1
2 1 3 2 0 8

The book for Aquinas: Pete DiLaura (3g-1a), Alex Bianchi (3g-1a), Jake Vogl (1g-2a), Jonathan Olbrich (2g-1a), Joe Snook (1g-1a), Billy Lombardi (4g-2a), Goaltending: Erich Wischmeyer 6s/8ga (48 mins)

The book for St. Francis:


  --  The Lil' Irish did not disappoint their fans with a 14-8 victory over St. Francis (of Buffalo) in the second game of the day. Aquinas tied or led the entire contest after Pete DiLaura scored the opening goal during man-up with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter. Aquinas added their second goal only 1:04 later with Jake Vogl assisting Joe Snook. St. Francis kept pace in the opening quarter with two goals of their own. The score was tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter.AQ-St. Francis

In the second quarter, Aquinas opened up the scoring. Two goals each from Alex Bianchi and Billy Lombardi took the Little Irish lead to 6-2 with 3:54 remaining in the half. St. Francis added one more goal before the end of the quarter, but Aquinas led 6-3 at the half.

Both teams traded goals in the third quarter with Aquinas adding one more to increase their lead to four goals after three quarters (10-6). In the final quarter St. Francis scored the first goal at 9:10. Five seconds later they added a second goal after a face-off fast-break to bring St. Francis to within two goals. However, the Little Irish were not done yet. They scored the final four goals of the contest and held the Red Raiders scoreless for the final nine minutes of play. DiLaura added two and Jonathan Olbrich added another two, with DiLaura assisting on his first.

One key to the Little Irish's success was face-off men Billy Lombardi (9/14) and DiLaura (9/12). Defenseman Marc Pettrone had four ground balls for the Little Irish and a single one-on-one take. Goalie Erich Wischmeyer finished at with six saves. Senior defenseman Marc Pettrone alternated between close defense and wing play on face offs.

Aquinas will host Livonia on Tuesday night and St. Francis is scheduled to play West Seneca (West) on Tuesday.  return to top
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Livonia 7 - Geneva 3  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 1-0
2 1 2 2 0 7
     Record: 0-1
1 0 2 0 0 3

The book for Livonia: Wyatt Struble (2g-2a), Cody Cisco (1g), Mitchell Kinney (1g), Josh Wester (2g-2a), Derek Bishopp (1g), Goaltending: Ethan Jamison 6s/3ga = 67% (48 mins)

The book for Geneva: Eddie Eddington (2g-1a), Sean Cunningham (2a), Jesse Singleton (1g), Goaltending: Derek Grillone 6s/7ga (48 mins).


  --  The Bulldogs used steady scoring throughout the game while keeping Geneva scoreless in the second and fourth quarters on their way to a 7-3 victory in the third game at Aquinas. Five different Livonia-Genevaplayers contributed to the seven goals for Livonia, with senior attackman Wyatt Struble and junior attackman Josh Wester each leading the team with 2g-2a.

Struble score the first goal of the game at the 9:05 mark with an unassisted drive from the outside. After a great deal of transition, Geneva came back and tied the game with a goal by sophomore midfielder Eddie Eddington scoring on a pass from junior middie Sean Cunningham. Eddington led the Panthers offensive stats with 2g-1a on ten shots and was often the player to start offensive sets. Livonia scored the next goal (at 2:05) when Struble found junior midfielder Mitchell Kinney cutting to the goal. The Bulldogs led after the first quarter 2-1

Wester scored the lone goal in the second quarter (unassisted) with 10:35 left in the half.
Both teams came alive in the third quarter with each team scoring two goals. Geneva started things off with a goal from Eddington which was assisted by Cunningham. Seventeen seconds later Livonia stretched their lead with two more goals, giving them a 5-2 lead. Senior attackman Cody Cisco scored Livonia-Genevathe first goal with a feed from Wester and junior middie Derek Bishopp scored the second on an assist from Struble. Geneva ended the third quarter scoring with a man up goal by junior attackman Jesse Singleton (assisted by Eddington).

The Bulldogs scored two unanswered goals in the last quarter. Struble scored with an assist from Wester (at 7:35) and Wester scored (unassisted) at 0:31.

Senior goalie Ethan Jamison helped the Bulldogs, making six saves (67%) and Bishopp led the team with nine ground balls and won the faceoff contest, winning eight of fourteen (57%). Although Livonia was hit with nine penalties (6.5 minutes), Geneva only scored during one.

Livonia Head Coach Brett Wood was pleased with the Bulldog efforts, "Overall I was pleased on how our team played on both sides of the ball today. Offensively when we possessed the ball and were patient we got some quality opportunities and good shots on goal." At the same time he praised the defensive unit saying, "Tom Prato, Jeff Smith, Luke Terry, Brett Diener, and the rest of the defense and middies did a good job going after the loose balls and putting pressure on [the Geneva] offense."

Livonia will play at Aquinas on Tuesday night and Geneva will play at Pal-Mac on April 4th.

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Irondequoit 15 - Schroeder 2  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 0-1
1 0 0 1 0 2
     Record: 1-0
6 5 3 1 0 15

The book for Schroeder: Mike Austin (2g), Danny Rizzo (1a), Goaltending: Willie Klan 5s/4ga = 56% (24 mins), Robbie Wielandt 2s/11ga (24 mins)

The book for Irondequoit: Nick Doktor (4g), Connor Enright (4g-1a), Gunnar Miller (2g-2a), Joel Roemer (2g-1a), George Jerman (1g-2a), Ryan Utz (1g-1a), Brandon Costanzo (1g) Goaltending: Eric Fischer 6s/1ga = 86% (31 mins), Alex Shoemaker 2s/1ga = 67% (17 mins).


  --   Irondequoit took a commanding lead early in the game and finished with a 15-2 victory at Irondequoit-SchroederWebster Schroeder. Senior attackmen Connor Enright (4g-1) and Nick Doktor (4g-0a) led the offensive effort that included eight different players in the scorebook.

Senior goalie Eric Fischer made eight saves (86%) while playing for 31 minutes in the cage. Junior goalie Alex Shoemaker picked up valuable experience, playing for 17 minutes and recording two saves (67%).

The three faceoff specialists for Irondequoit combined for fifteen wins (71%). Leading the effort was junior middie Ben Brooks who won eleven of fourteen (79%).

Next up for the Eagles are the Barons at Brighton on Tuesday night. The Warriors are scheduled to host Thomas on Tuesday night.  return to top