Saturday: Aquinas, Fairport and Brighton Win


The last three games of the vacation week were played on Saturday. Aquinas played a good game with Webster Thomas and traveled home with a 13-10 win. Fairport won their intersectional game with Section IV powerhouse, Ithaca, 12-7. Brighton won their contest at Waterloo 8-2.

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Aquinas 13 - Thomas 10  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 3-4
3 2 2 3 0 10
     Record: 6-0
4 1 4 4 0 13

The book for Thomas: Nick Schuman (1g), John Zawacki (2g), Jake Giudice (1a), Kevin Hill (2g), John Hill (3g-1a), Mitch Hutteman (1g-2a), Joe Stacy (1g), Justin Bird (1a), Troy Crevier (1a), Goaltending: John Bezek 13s/13ga = 50% (48 mins)

The book for Aquinas: Jake Vogl (4g), Alex Bianchi (4g), Joe Snook (1g-1a), Billy Lombardi (4g-2a), Pete DiLaura (1a), Goaltending: Erich Wischmeyer 8s/10ga (48 mins).


  --  SportsFive Special Aquinas traveled to Webster Thomas this afternoon and walked away with a AQ at Thomas13-10 victory. The two teams had very different approaches to offensive with Aquinas relying on very strong individual players and Thomas playing a team concept.

Thomas scored the first goal of the game at 9:50 when they broke a Li'l Irish clear. Senior middie Troy Crevier picked up the ball and sent it cross field to Nick Schuman. After winning the ensuing face off, Thomas sent the ball behind the cage and then to junior attackman Jake Giudice. He then crossed the ball to senior attackman John Zawacki. Aquinas came back at 8:43 when senior midfielder Jake Vogl circled from behind the crease and ended up scoring while falling down. Four minutes later freshman Kevin Hill scored in man up on a pass from John Hill. Aquinas scored the next three goals before ending the first quarter up 4-3. Sophomore attackman Alex Bianchi passed the ball to junior Joe Snook and then re-cut to the crease where Snook returned the ball to him. Less than a minute later, AQ scored again when junior middie Billy Lombardi bull-dodged his way from top front to the cage for an unassisted goal. At 1:01 Vogl scored the go-ahead goal for AQ when he bull-dodged his way from the goalie's right. Aquinas led at the end of the first quarter 4-3.

AQ added one to their lead at the top of the second quarter, scoring from the initial face off. It was Vogl again, this time with a bounce shot from the wing after receiving the ball from senior middie Pete DiLaura. Five minutes later John Hill scored an unassisted goal after the Titian broke an AQ clear. Thomas scored a few minutes later to finish the scoring for the half and moving into the break with the teams tied at 5-5. It was a man up goal for John Hill with an assist from sophomore attackman Mitch Hutteman.

Aquinas took the lead for good at the beginning of the third quarter when Lombardi broke past his defender and after waiting for the slide gave up the ball to Snook. They scored again several minutes AQ at Thomaslater when Bianchi picked up a ground ball that had bounced off the goal post on a previous shot. Hill scored for Thomas on a simple sweep from the top of the box finishing with a bounce shot. Aquinas returned with another unassisted goal by Lombardi who bull-dodged from top center. Thomas closed the score to within one goal with a man up score by Hutteman. Lombardi won the next face off, picked up the ground ball and drove to the Titan's cage where he dished it off to Bianchi. Aquinas led after three quarters, 9-7.

There continued to be scoring from both teams in the last quarter. AQ started with another unassisted goal by Lombardi. Vogl added another unassisted goal less than a minute later. Thomas came back with a goal by senior midfielder Joe Stacy which was assisted with a crossing pass by junior middie Justin Bird. Less than a minute later Lombardi scored again, taking the score to 12-8. At 1:21 Zawacki scored from the goal line extended, but AQ came back with an unassisted goal from Bianchi. With 0:14 left in the game, John Hill received a pass from Hutteman to end the scoring.

With the win Aquinas improves to 6-0 and will travel to Livonia on Tuesday for a GRALL game. Thomas drops to 3-4 and will travel to Victor of Tuesday. return to top

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Fairport 12 - Ithaca 7  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 4-0
3 2 2 5 0 12
     Record: 2-5
0 3 3 1 0 7

The book for Fairport: Derek DeJoe (4g-1a), Dan McAvoy (2g), Kevin Vaughn (2g), Kyle Sterzin (2g-1a), Pat VanBortle (2g), Brian Martin (2a), Jay Vakiener (3a), Goaltending: Blaze Riorden 12s/7ga = 63% (48 mins)

The Book for Ithaca: Jaedon Henderson (3g), Eli Lasda (1g), Emile Lawless (1g), Doug Biondi (1a), Ryan Emerson (1g), Orazio Ciaschi (1g-1a), Winston Wenham (1a), Adam Fiore (1a). Goaltending: Max Yavitt 12s/12ga = 50% (48 mins).


  --  SportsFive Special In a key intersectional contest Fairport beat Ithaca High School (Section IV) 12-Ithaca at Fairport7 at Fairport this afternoon. The Little Red beat Pittsford last year on their way to the NYS Championship where they lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Farmingdale.

It was all Fairport in the first quarter. The Red Raiders scored three unanswered goals starting with a solo score by Syracuse bound Derek DeJoe. DeJoe, who finished the game with 4g-1a, took a hard side-arm shot from the left wing, scoring in the upper left corner. Next, it was a man up goal from sophomore Dan McAvoy who shot from out front. He received the ball from Jay Vakiener who finished the game with 3a. With time winding down, Fairport took the ball behind the cage and sat on it until warned to "Keep it in". At the 0:20 mark, Red Raider Head Coach Mike Torrelli gave the signal and junior middie Kevin Vaughn cut hard from behind the goal and scored with 0:15 left in the first quarter.

The Little Red started in man up at the top of the second quarter and scored their first goal of the game in just eighteen seconds. Junior middie Emile Lawless cut to the crease and received the ball from junior middie Doug Biondi. The second quarter was plagued with penalties, most of which were assessed to Ithaca. They were hit with eight penalties, but Fairport only scored on two. With 6:00 left in the half, senior attackman Kyle Sterzin scored in man up with an assist from DeJoe. On a clearing pattern from the Fairport Defense, DeJoe received the ball outside the box and quickly sent it to Sterzin, alone on the crease. It didn't take long for Ithaca to come back. Less than a minute later, after a blocked shot, junior attackman Orazio Ithaca at FairportCiaschi picked up the ball and sent it to Henderson to make the score to 4-2. DeJoe scored again in man up, this time with an assist from Sterzin. Ithaca closed out the scoring for the half with an unassisted goal by Henderson. After intercepting a clearing pass, he ran the ball straight to Fairport goalie Blaze Riorden and beat him in the one-on-one. Fairport led at the half 5-3.

Ithaca brought the score to within one in the third quarter, doubling their own score while holding the Red Raiders to two goals. Senior defenseman Winston Wenham brought the ball down on a clear and fed it to Ryan Emerson at the crease for a shot that was initially saved by Riorden. As the ball popped high over Riorden's head and came back down to the ground, it bounced back and into the goal. With the score 5-4, Fairport quickly came back with their own goal just thirty seconds later. Junior midfielder Pat VanBortle scored the first of his two goals with a feed from the left wing by senior middie Brian Martin. Ithaca returned with a goal at 8:10 when a ball bounced off Ithaca at FairportRiorden and was scooped up by senior attackman Adam Fiore who passed it to Henderson for the goal. The Red Raiders increased their lead to 7-5 with an unassisted goal at 5:22 by Vaughn from way out front. The Little Red then scored with 2:36 left in the third quarter. Ciaschi drove from the top center to the goalie's left and hit with a right-handed side arm. His goal finished the scoring for the quarter with Fairport up 7-6.

Although the momentum had clearly shifted from Fairport to Ithaca in the third quarter, the Red Raiders took control back in the final quarter, outscoring the Little Red 5-1. DeJoe scored first at 10:25 with another shot from the left wing after Fairport took some time off the clock. He scored again at 7:10, this time on a feed from Vakiener who was top center. Eli Lasda scored the last Ithaca goal with an unassisted outside shot. Fairport saw goals from VanBortle, Sterzin and McAvoy (assisted by Martin) to close out the game.

Goalies and defensemen played key roles on both sides of the field. Both Ithaca's Max Yavitt and Fairport's Blaze Riorden recorded twelve saves. Defensemen at both ends of the field knocked down or intercepted passes to start fast break clears.

Fairport (4-0) has recorded double-digit offense in all four of their wins this year, outscoring their opponents 51-13. With the vacation week over, they will take on Canandaigua and Aquinas next week. Ithaca drops to 5-1 and will play Seton Catholic Central and Chenango Folks before returning next Saturday to play at Irondequoit.  return to top


Brighton 8 - Waterloo 2  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
     Record: 2-2
2 0 0 0 0 2
     Record: 1-5
3 1 0 4 0 8

The book for Waterloo: Tim Wright (1g), Dominick Sindoni (1g), Charlie Eshenour (1a), Goaltending: Josh Bailey 8s/5ga = 62% (38 mins), Aaron Smith 5s/3ga = 63% (10 mins)

The book for Brighton: Vinny Rockwell (1g-1a), Alex Ballatori (3g-1a), Will Hunnerlach (2g), Robert Haggerty (1g-1a), Ethan Appleton (1a), Casey Kopp (1g) Goaltending: Tom Hilling 6s/2ga = 75% (48 mins).


  --  Brighton scored the first three goals of their game with Waterloo and ended it with a 8-2 victory. Junior midfielder Alex Ballatori led the offensive book for the Barons with 3g-1a. Vinny Rockwell won six of ten face off for Brighton.

Long Poles Omari Henderson and Justin Gudell had strong performances for Brighton. Casey Kopp, Pat Mann and Will Banahene cleared the ball effectively and were 16 for 21 on clears. Senior goalie Tom Hilling had six saves (75%) for Brighton who starts off next week with Rush-Henrietta on Thursday.

Tim Wright and Dom Sindoni each scored one goal for the Indians. Waterloo will play Gananda on Tuesday.  return to top