Churchville-Chili Defeated Canandaigua

- NOTES: Churchville-Chili remained undefeated with an 11-8 win over Canandaigua. The Saints have faced the Braves seven times in the last five years and this is only their second win. The game was a close contest with the lead changing hands four times and the game tied at 1,2,3,5 and 6. A key factor in the game was man-up opportunities. Seven of the nineteen goals were scored during man-up with seven of ten penalties being scored on. Churchville-Chili finished 3/5 and Canandaigua finished 4/5.
The first three goals of the contest were all man-up goals. Connor Hulme scored the opening goal with an assist from Ben Smith-Wilcox. Smith-Wilcox finished the game with 2g-3a to lead his team. Ninety seconds later Ryan Cosgrove scored the first of his two goals with an assist from Jacob Buck to keep the game tied. Another man-up goal and another assist from Smith-Wilcox but the Braves back on top. Devin Andrews scored his lone goal of the game. Churchville-Chili`s Jason Tebo scored back to back goals to give the Saints their first lead. The latter goal was assisted by Buck and another man-up goal. Ethan Marchitell scored the final goal of the quarter to tie the game at 3-3. The Saints were patient throughout the opening quarter and only took three shots (all of which were goals). On the other hand, Canandaigua took 10 shots to get their three goals.

The second quarter belonged to Churchville-Chili. They added two more goals to take a 5-3 lead going into halftime. Cosgrove scored his second and Cameron Shipley the first of his 3g-1a. Churchville-Chili held the Braves scoreless for 13:48. Coming out of halftime, Canandaigua made up for the stagnant second quarter by scoffing three unanswered goals and taking back the lead. Smith-Wilcox scored the first; followed by Tim Bay (man-up) and Tyelor Dingman. The Braves led by a single goal with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter. The Saints defense stepped up again and kept the Braves from scoring for another 15:23. During the fifteen minutes, Churchville-Chili added six goals to take an 11-6 lead. Scoring came from Shipley (2), Tebo (2), Joey Johnson and Austin Orengo. Canandaigua scored the final two goals with 2:03 and 0:46 remaining; however, it was not enough to close the gap.

In the cage for Churchville-Chili, Matt Cobb finished with 16 saves (67%). Midfielder Dan Bonafede led his team with four ground balls. Cobb and defenseman Tyler Phillips both added three ground balls to the count. For Canandaigua, Luke MacNeil finished with 5 saves. Face off midfielder Nick Johnson dominated the day for the Braves and finished at 80% (16/20) with only a single non-technical loss. He also led his team with seven ground balls. Midfielder Joe Como added five and Smith-Wilcox added four.

 



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