Tuesday: Canandaigua Moves to 4-0 with win over Geneva


There were only five games played today. Canandaigua broke open a tie with Geneva to win their game at Evans Field, 8-5. Webster Thomas had an exciting 9-8 win over visiting Churchville-Chili. Schroeder beat the Lightning 9-2 and Alex Shoemaker won a shutout for Irondequoit as they defeated West Seneca West 10-0. Down in Section I, Penn Yan beat Lakeland/Panas 10-6.

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CA vs Gen

Canandaigua 8 - Geneva 5 

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     Record: 4-0
2 0 2 4   8
     Record: 1-1
1 2 1 1   5

The book for Canandaigua: Connor Moore (1a), Ben Northrup (1g), Ben Smith-Wilcox (2g-1a), Eric Munn (4g-1a), Dan LaCrosse (1g-3a), Goaltending: Michael Cuciti 8s/5ga = 62% (48 mins).

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The book for Geneva: Drew Feinberg (2a), Matt Miller (2g), Sean Cunningham (3g), Jesse Singleton (1a), Goaltending: Derek Grillone 15s/8ga = 65% (48 mins).


special --  During a cold and blustery afternoon game at Evans Field, Canandaigua scored three goals to start the fourth quarter and secured an 8-5 win over Geneva this afternoon. The game was hard-fought by both programs and with a few minor changes the game could have gone either way. The Panthers fought hard to stay in the game and made Canandaigua fight for the victory. The game started to fall apart for Geneva in the fourth quarter where they could not win a face-off or get possession. Their first shot of the final quarter wasn't until 4:44 remaining in the game after Canandaigua had already gained their three goal lead.

The game was penalty heavy and the penalties mattered. Geneva scored all five of their goals during uneven situations (four during man-up and one during man-down). Canandaigua had nine penalties in the game and spent 9.0 minutes in the box. Due to concurrent penalties, Geneva had seven opportunities on man-up and converted on four. Geneva finished with seven penalties. However, the Braves were only 1/6 on man-up attempts. Canandaigua took six shots (2 on cage, 1 goal) during man-up. Conversely, the Panthers took nine shots (7 on cage, 4 goals) during man-up.CA vs Gen

Although Geneva's offense had trouble scoring during even play, their defense gave Canandaigua problems throughout the game. Dan Hickey, Nick Andrews, Andrew Ritter and Bobby Sollenne combined for six one-on-one takes for the Panthers. Additionally, they kept pressure on the ball and forced a number of low percentage shots which allowed their goalie, Derek Grillone, to step up and finish with 15 saves (65%). Additionally, Geneva's ride was instrumental in keeping the early game close. Attackman Matt Miller and midfielder Sean Cunningham had three takes during rides in the first quarter alone. Cunningham finished with total of three. The Braves only cleared 57% in the first quarter and only 67% for the entire game. Leading the ground ball count for Geneva was Ritter with six. Cunningham finished with five and Hickey finished with four.

Canandaigua's defense was also impressive. In addition to holding the Panthers scoreless in even play, the Braves defense was just as strong in stripping the ball. Defensemen Joe Eddinger and Nathan Bellis along with midfielder Dan LaCrosse finished with two takes each. Eddinger also led the Braves in ground balls with eight. Midfielder Mitchell Schaefer finished with five ground balls and Connor Moore, Lacrosse and goalie Michael Cuciti finished with four ground balls each. Cuciti finished with eight saves for the Braves (62%).CA vs Gen

The Braves finished with 31 shots during the contest. LaCrosse and attackman Brian Feldman accounted for 20 of the shots but only 1 of the goals for the Braves. Attackman Eric Munn finished with five shots, four on cage with all four converting into goals. For Geneva, Cunningham finished with 11 shots (3 goals) and midfielder Eddie Eddington finished with four.

Canandaigua scored the opening goal of the game when Moore drove down the right side of the cage and dumped the ball to Munn on the crease. Three minutes later the Braves added another goal. The play began in their defense with an interception by LaCrosse who grabbed the ball out of the air and cleared it up field. The fast-break continued with four rapid passes culminating with Munn finding Ben Smith-Wilcox open for the goal. As the quarter wound down, the Panthers had a man-up chance with 2:30 remaining. 0:45 later there was another flag and Geneva was two men-up. They scored 10 seconds after play resumed with Jesse Singleton assisting Cunningham. Canandaigua led 2-1 after the first quarter.

The second quarter was all Geneva. The Panthers took nine shots, had three man-up opportunities and added two goals which included one while man down. Canandaigua only managed two shots, which were both saved by Grillone. 0:38 into the quarter, the Panthers scored with Drew Feinberg assisting Matt Miller. Miller scored with an outside shot from the top of the man-up set. The second goal of the quarter was scored with 3:04 remaining. Hickey took the ball during a Braves man-up play and cleared it up the field. Cunningham took the ball and dodged past most of the Canandaigua squad and finished into the back of the net. Geneva took the lead 3-2 going into halftime.CA vs Gen

The third quarter was evenly matched. Canandaigua scored first to tie the game with their lone man-up goal of the contest. Smith-Wilcox passed the ball from the left-side GLE to the left flat where LaCrosse was waiting. LaCrosse (1g-3a) then finished into the back of the net. Three minutes later Geneva took back the lead for the final time. Miller scored his second goal with an assist from Feinberg. Canandaigua's Munn (4-1a) added his second goal with an unassisted shot from the left side. The third quarter ended with the game tied 4-4.

The fourth quarter belonged entirely to the Braves. They controlled all six face-offs and didn't give the Panthers any shots at the cage until 4:44 remaining in the contest. With 10:08 remaining Smith-Wilcox (2g-1a) scored his second goal. LaCrosse drove along the goal line and fed him on the crease for the go ahead goal. LaCrosse assisted the first three goals for the Braves in the fourth quarter. The next goal was scored by Ben Northrup with an outside bounce shot. Two minutes later LaCrosse got his third assist with a feed from behind the cage to Munn. Cunningham scored the lone Panther goal during an extra-man attempt. Hickey, who was playing man-up with his long stick, took a shot that was saved by Cuciti. The loose ball was picked up by Cunningham, who came around the side of the cage and scored the final goal for Geneva. The Braves began their stall with approximately four minutes remaining. However, with 1:49 remaining, after a flag on the play, Munn scored his fourth goal unassisted with a drive from the left flat.

Overall, the contest was evenly matched and a great game of lacrosse. With the win, the Braves move to 4-0. They will face their perennial competition Penn Yan on Friday with hopes of keeping their perfect season alive. The Panthers (now 1-1) will face Wayne on Thursday. return to top


CA vs Gen

Penn Yan 10 - Lakeland/Panas 6 

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     Record: 0-2
2 1 2 1   6
  Penn Yan
     Record: 2-0
1 2 3 4   10

The book for Lakeland/Panas:

The book for Penn Yan: Rion Davison (3g-1a), Andrew Perl (1g), Bradley Voigt (3g-1a), Ryan Maciejewski (2g-1a), Corey Grace (1g), Brett McMichael (1a), Sean Emerson (1a), Goaltending: Brandon Maciejewski 9s/6ga = 60% (48 mins).


--  The Penn Yan Mustangs took the field at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor on the East banks of the Hudson Tuesday afternoon for an intersectional game against the Lakeland-Panas Rebels of Section 1. It took the Mustangs the better part of the first twenty four minutes to get on their feet, literally, as the Rebels played an aggressive style of defense while leading 2-1 at the end of the first and extending the lead to 3-1 halfway through the second. At the six minute mark of the second quarter, junior Bradley Voigt notched the first of his five points on a hard drive from left crease. Moments later, following freshman Austin Fingar's face off win (16/18 on the day and 7 ground balls), Penn Yan possessed the ball and tied the score at 3-3 with an unassisted goal by senior Ryan Maciejewski just prior to halftime.

Lakeland Panas opened up the third with another goal and led 4-3 but the Mustangs but the Mustangs scored one of their own, possessing the ball after the face off win, and tying the score at 4-4. The orange and blue added two more goals and took a 6-4 lead as the seconds ticked down to end of the third quarter, but the Rebels came within one as a bounce shot got past PY net minder, Brandon Maciejewski, with just three seconds showing on the clock. The third quarter ended with the Mustangs up 6-5.

The fourth quarter was Penn Yan's strongest quarter of play, possessing the ball for the majority of the twelve minutes and tallying four goals. PY's ninth goal came on a take away on the defensive end of the field, a pass up to a breaking Rion Davison who ran down the middle where he was hit but kept his feet. He was hit again, spun around and buried the ball in the back of the net while falling forward. As the fourth quarter was running down, LP doubled with the goalie to try to gain possession but the Mustangs were able to run the ball around the perimeter.

Defensively, the Mustang poles did a decent job of keeping in check the Rebel's talented offensive duo of Brian Prunty and Jimmy Flaherty. Ryan Maciejewski scored PY's tenth goal with just under two minutes remaining placing the exclamation point on a successful spring trip to the majestic Hudson Valley. Penn Yan (2-0) rounds out their spring break week with a trip north to Canandaigua to face off against the Braves (4-0) on Friday evening. return to top

Thurday Games

Irondequoit 10 - West Seneca West 0 

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 West Seneca West
     Record: 1-2
     Record: 2-2

The book for West Seneca West:

The book for Irondequoit: Sam Melvin (1g), Danny Pignato (3g-1a), Daniel Doktor (3a), Ben Brooks (2g-1a), Jacy Karpovage (1g), Raymond Shalvoy (1g-1a), Joshua Merkel (1g), Ian Mohr (1g), Goaltending: Alex Shoemaker 2s/0ga = 100% (40 mins), John Venner 0s/0ga (8 mins).


Schroeder 9 - Arc/Oly 2 

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     Record: 1-2
1 4 1 3   9
     Record: 0-1
1 0 0 1   2

The book for Schroeder: Mike Trass (3g-1a), Keenan Denis (2g), Sig Sahli (1g-2a), Mike Austin (1g-3a), Jack Donnelly (1g-1a), Kenny Nelson (1g-2a), Goaltending: Cooper Lee 0s/0ga (2 mins), Willie Klan 7s/2ga = 78% (46 mins).

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The book for Arc/Oly:


--  Webster Schroeder scored the opening goal and tied or led for the entire contest in their 9-2 win over Greece Arcadia/Olympia. The Warriors were led in scoring by attackman Mike Trass with 3g-1a. Midfielders Mike Austin (1g-3a) and Sig Sahli (1g-2a) also contributed. Midfielder Joe Saltrelli led in the ground ball count with three. Defenseman Brett Zilliox finished with two ground balls.

In the cage, Willie Klan finished with seven saves for the Warriors. Cooper Lee finished the final two minutes of play. For Greece, Andrew Santiago finished with three ground balls and Josh Hovey finished at 50% between the pipes. return to top

Thomas 9 - Churchville-Chili 8 

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     Record: 2-0
2 1 3 3   9
     Record: 1-2
2 2 1 3   8

The book for Thomas: Kevin Hill (2g), Justin Bird (1g), Mitch Hutteman (1g), Jake Giudice (3g-1a), John Hill (1g-2a), Pat LeMoine (1g-1a), Goaltending: John Bezek 3s/4ga (24 mins), Alex Gulisano 4s/4ga = 50% (24 mins).

The book for Churchville-Chili: Aaron Buck (2g), Frankie Ciliberto (1g), Trevor Hodgins (2g), Alex Goodermote (1a), Joey Johnson (1g), Ryan Cosgrove (2g-1a) Goaltending: Mike Yehl 13s/9ga = 59% (48 mins).

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--  Webster Thomas scored six unanswered goals spanning the third and fourth quarters in their 9-8 win over Churchville-Chili tonight in Webster. The Titans held off a late advance by the Saints to secure the victory. Attackman Trevor Hodgins had a shot at the cage with 0:04 remaining in the contest to send the game into overtime. However, his shot went wide and the Titans secured the victory. The game was one of streaks with Churchville-Chili having a strong first half and Thomas having a strong second half.

Thomas opened up the scoring with an unassisted goal from Jake Giudice 4:47 into the contest. Just over a minute later he was at it again, this time assisting Kevin Hill. Giudice finished with 3g-1a and K. Hill finished with 2g. Churchville-Chili tied the game within three minutes with unassisted goals from Ryan Cosgrove and Aaron Buck. The first quarter ended with the game tied at 2-2.

In the second quarter, Hodgins struck first to give the Saints their first lead. Thomas kept the game close with midfielder Pat LeMoine assisting attackman Mitch Hutteman. A second unassisted goal from Hodgins put Churchville-Chili on top once again. Going into the halftime break the Saints led 4-3.

In the third quarter, Churchville-Chili scored the opening goal with 6:52 remaining in the quarter. Cosgrove assisted Joe Johnson for the Saints. They did not score again for over 12 minutes. Thomas scored six straight unanswered goals with three in both the third and fourth quarters. Giudice added two, while LeMoine and K. Hill added one each along with goals from John Hill and Justin Bird. J. Hill assisted on two of the goals.

During the final six minutes the Saints tried to make a comeback and came close. They added three more goals before time expired. Cosgrove (unassisted) and Buck (from Alex Goodermote) both added goals for the Saints. The final goal of the contest was scored by Frankie Ciliberto with 0:54. It was the first goal in his varsity career. Bird won the last face off of the game to give the Titans possession. The Saints pressed the ball and eventually forced it out of the box to give Churchville the ball and Hodgins the last shot at the cage.

In the cage for Churchville-Chili, Mike Yehl finished with 13 saves. Hodgins finished with seven ground balls to lead his team. Defenseman Mike Caternolo (5) and Yehl (4) added ground balls to the count. For Thomas, Bird led with eight ground balls and defensemen Colin Blind added six ground balls and Ryan Nugent added five. In the cage, John Bezek and Alex Gulisano split halves. Bezek finished with three saves and Gulisano finished with four. return to top