Webster Thomas Beats Penn Yan By One

- Thomas scored five unanswered goals spanning the second and third quarters to defeat Penn Yan 8-7. The Titans and Mustangs have played six times in the last five years and with the Thomas win, the series is now tied 3-3. Penn Yan was held scoreless for 19:36 from late in the second quarter to early in the fourth quarter.

Penn Yan opened up the scoring with Austin Fingar scoring off an assist from Sean Emerson. Fingar finished the game with 3g-1a and Emerson finished with 1g-3a. Thomas tied the game with Kevin Hill feeing the ball to Sam Tomeno. Hill was the leading scorer for the Titans with 2g-2a. Both teams added another goal in the final 30 seconds of the first quarter with Craig Gerhardt scoring for Penn Yan and Sammy Botross-Greenlee scoring for Thomas. The score was tied 2-2 after the first quarter.

Penn Yan came out swinging in the second quarter to take a 4-2 lead. Gerhardt scored during man-up (assisted by Fingar) and then Fingar scored his own goal. His goal at 5:20 was the last for Penn Yan until Fingar scored again with 9:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. During that time Thomas had goals from Hill (2), Travis Ford and Christian Nairy (2). Penn Yan scored three of the last four goals but it was not enough to tie the game.

In the cage for Thomas, Davis Bird finished with nine saves (56%). Midfielder Cam Isaac led his team with five ground balls and Botross-Greenlee added another four. For the Mustangs, Gage Ponsetti finished with nine saves (53%). Fingar finished the face off draw at 65% (11/17) and a team leading eight ground balls.

 



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