NYS Semi Finals: Victory for Victor - Still Undefeated

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Victor became the lone Section V representative to make it to the State Finals with an 11-9 win over Jamesville-Dewitt. They will go on to play Manhasset on Saturday at Vestal High School in the State Finals. The Blue Devils had a slow start before taking control in the second quarter and holding the lead through the second half. They looked strong though the entire contest and controlled the pacing of the game. Attackman Ryan Maloney finished with 3g-2a to lead Victor. Face off specialist TD Ierlan had another impressive contest finishing 19/22 (86%). He also led his team in ground balls with thirteen.

Victor vs _JD

JD came out of the gates strong and scored the first two goals. Ryan Durkin scored, unassisted, with a sweep across the top. Three minutes later Ryan Archer scored after a cross-crease pass from Casey Platenik during a fast-break goal. Archer was the big scorer for the Red Rams with 3g. Victor kept the game close with back to back goals of their own to end the quarter. Dan Barrow scored the first after coming off the bench and heading straight to the cage. With 0:01 remaining on the clock, Maloney scored his first goal with an assist from Drew Collins (1g-1a). Collins scooped up the ball off the turf after a pipe from Mike DeMarco. The game was tied 2-2 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Victor outscored JD 5-3 including a three goal stretch to take their first lead. The Red Rams scored the opening goal with a fast break goal from Benjamin Wipper. The Blue Devils scored the next three to take the lead. DeMarco, Barrow and Alec DeCarlo scored for Victor. DeMarco's was an outside shot, Barrow scored on a garbage goal off the crease and DeCarlo scored off a fast-break cross-crease pass from Max Lambert. The Blue Devils never trailed again.

JD kept the game close with two more goals of their own to tie the score at 5-5. Durkin scored with an outside shot and 0:17 later, Samuel Mueller (a long stick) scored on a face-off fast-break. The Red Rams did not score for the next eight minutes. Victor concluded the quarter with two more goals to take the lead. Barrow scored with an inside feed from Jamie Trimboli and Lambert scored after working the ball from behind the cage. Victor led 7-5 at the half.

Victor vs _JDThe teams alternated goals in the third quarter with Victor scoring the first and last. The first three goals were all unassisted with Maloney (Victor), Archer (JD) and DeMarco (Victor) scoring on one-on-one drives. JD's next goal was an inside feed from Platenik to Archer and 0:07 Maloney scored with a face-off fast-break from Lambert. Victor led 10-7 after three.

The alternating scoring continued into the fourth. JD scored another fast-break goal (Griffin Cook unassisted). The final Blue Devil goal was at 4:59 during a man-up play with Collins scoring (assisted by Maloney). JD kept up the pressure, but could only add one more. Cook scored his second goal with another unassisted run at the cage. Victor held the all for the final minutes and the Red Rams could not get the ball back for another attempt.

Victor vs _JD

In the cage for Victor, Chayse Ierlan finished with five saves. He and attackman Collins added three ground balls each to TD Ierlan's leading thirteen. Trimboli finished with a team leading 7 shots (4 on cage, no goals). Jamesville-Dewitt's Joseph Morgan finished at 50% between the pipes with 11 saves. He also led his team in ground balls with six. Attackman Grayson Burns added another three to the count.

 

 



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