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Empire Cup Games Underway
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The Empire Cup games are underway at Central Square Stadium (Syracuse) and unlike ESCthe Empire State Games that these games replace, after day one New York City and Hudson Valley are in the lead, winning both their games on the opening day.

The Western Team is 1-1 with an opening loss to New York City (10-8) and a win later in the day against Adirondack (11-3). Leading the offense are Timon St. Jude attackman Connor Fields (5g-2a) and Orchard Park attackman John Januszkiewicz (5g-2a).

Western will play three games today.

Coaching the Western is Head Coach Gene Tundo Sr. (Orchard Park) who is assisted by Joe Smith (Canisius) and Gene Tundo Jr.

The final roster for the Western team:

1 Armstrong, Alex Defense Thomas
2 Bishop, Austin Attack Hamburg
3 Cleary, Connor Defense Canisius
4 Craig, Tanner Defense Irondequoit
5 Eddy, Connor Defense Orchard Park
6 Ferrino, Taylor Goal Orchard Park
7 Fields, Connor Attack Timon St. Jude
8 Goltz, Austin Attack Orchard Park
9 Januszkiewicz, John Attack Orchard Park
10 Kaser, Matthew Attack Spencerport
11 LaCrosse, Daniel Attack Canandaigua
12 Lake, Kyle Goal Pittsford
13 Masingill, Grant LSM Victor
14 May, Brandon Defense Frontier
15 May IV, James Midfield Frontier
16 Overslaugh, Ben Midfield Pittsford
17 Sweeney, Marc LSM Fairport
18 Wagner, Timothy Midfield Orchard Park
19 Wester, Joshua Midfield Livonia
20 Wilson, Mitchell Midfield Orchard Park