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Finger Lakes Awards for 2021

Finger LakesThe All-Star list is out recognizing the Finger Lakes League players for the 2021 season. 

The Finger Lakes coaches selected Penn Yan attackman Ayden Mowry as the Finger Lakes Player of the Year.

Other Players of the Year were attackman Ayden Mowry (Penn Yan), midfielder Mekhi Mahan (Penn Yan), defenseman Tyler Griffin (Penn Yan) and goalie Jack Acker (Wayne).

Ayden Mowry was also named a USA Lacrosse All-American.

The Finger Lakes Coach of the Year was Greg O`Conner (Marcus Whitman). The Finger Lakes Assistant Coach of the Year was Chris Redington (Penn Yan) and Man of the Year was Chet Harmon (Newark).

The full list of Finger Lakes award winners is available here.

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USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic Awards

The Head Coaches of Section V recently considered players who had been nominated for All-American and All-Academic awards.

All Americans

USA LacrosseThe coaches selected Sam Bennett (Canandaigua), Logan Callahan (Victor), Cal Lambert (Victor), Ayden Mowry (Penn Yan), Eric Platten (Canandaigua), and Ethan Ruller (Webster Thomas).

Selects as All-Academics were Harrison Cross (Pittsford), Max Ettinghausen (McQuaid Jesuit), Tyler Griffin (Penn Yan), Connor Mesh (Spencerport), Jackson Nieman (Canandaigua), and Connor Winters (McQuaid Jesuit).

Zahmir Jones (East United-Eastridge) was selected as the Bob Scott Award winner and Spencerport Head Coach Bill Buttaro was selected Coach of the Year.

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2021 Sportsfive Players of the Year

*+The 2021 Section V Player of the year honors were announced at the end of the Section Five Class B Championship game. The winners, all from Class B teams were Logan Callahan from Victor, Ethan Ruller from Webster Thomas and Will Hand from Penfield.

Offensive Player of the Year

Logan Callahan - Victor Senior

Logan Callahan with Mike SimonVictor senior faceoff specialist, Logan Callahan was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Taking 282 faceoffs this season for the Blue Devils, Logan won a remarkable 89%, winning 242 and losing only 40. In both their Schroeder and Pittsford games he won 100% (15-0 and 22-0).

Coach Dan Stone says: "Logan is a two-time Under Armour Upstate NY team member. He is on the 2021 watch list, was an Inside Lacrosse Invitational All Star Team member and had an 88/100 evaluation score. He is a National Honor Society member with a 96.5 GPA."

Logan has been selected as a USA Lacrosse All-American by the coaches of Section V.

Logan committed early and will play at Johns Hopkins next fall.

Defensive Player of the Year

Ethan Ruller - Thomas Senior

Ethan Ruller with Mike Simon The senior goalie started for the Titans as freshman and over his three seasons has made 339 saves. This season he was instrumental in his team’s 15-1 season, recording 124 saves for a 63% average. In big games he has made big saves and in his game at Victor, scored his first goal on a coast-to-coast clear.

Ethan`s father and Head Coach Rob Ruller says: "When you have a college program like Cornell say to you `that they see so many great young men come through their program, but he is above and beyond our expectations as a young man` you realize how lucky you are to have had the opportunity to work with him and enjoy his passion for the craft. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to coach him. He has changed our program forever."

Ethan has been selected as a USA Lacrosse All-American by the coaches of Section V.

Next fall, Ethan will be attending Westminster Prep in the fall and then he plans to attend Cornell University to study and play lacrosse.

Sportsman of the Year

Will Hand - Penfield Senior

Will Hand with Mike Simon

Coach John Schembri says: ‘Will Hand is a captain and one of the best leaders I have had the opportunity to coach in my career."

"He has had terrible luck in his lacrosse career.  He broke his hand early his sophomore year, lost last year due to COVID, and broke his ankle this year midway through the season."

"He impresses me with the way he carries himself every day.  He could have taken a negative spiral; however, he is so positive with all his teammates and despite not being able to play he conducts himself with character and class."

"He is one of the best human beings I know. He truly honors the game."

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GVLOA Honors Team Sportsmanship

The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association (GVLOA) handed out their annual Steven R. Morgan Sportsmanship Awards to one team in each Class.

GVLOA Sportsmanship-Class AThe award is giving to a team that exemplifies sportsmanship at the coaches’ level, the players level, and the fans level.  Officials vote after every game by the men at the game.

The Class A award was given to East United-Eastridge and Head Coaches Jim Tillotson and London Booker. The Class B award was given to Gates Chili and Head Coach Cam Gormel. The Class C award was given to Batavia and Head Coach Jim Dillon and the Class D award was given to Penn Yan and Head Coach Brian Hobart.

GVLOA Sportsmanship-Class B

GVLOA Sportsmanship-Class C GVLOA Sportsmanship-Class D

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Fairport Wins in Overtime

Pittsford at FairportFairport defeated Pittsford in overtime 6-5 tonight to secure their 10th Sectional Title and second consecutive title (2019 win over Hilton 9-4). This is the fourth straight tournament that have seen the Red Raiders in the finals. With tonight's win, the Red Raiders moved into third for the most titles by any program in Section Five. The game winning goal was scored off a face-off fast-break. Joey Giggie won the draw and raced up field, he offloaded the ball to Trey Terzo who fed inside to the crease and found Jackson Monte open for the goal.

In addition to the game winning overtime goal, Monte led his team in scoring (4g-2a) in the Semi-Final game vs. Hilton. Pittsford at FairportAs a result, he was named Class A Tournament MVP at the conclusion of the ceremony. At the final ceremony in Thomas' win over Canandaigua, the Section Five season awards were also revealed. Offensive Player of Year was presented to Victor face-off midfielder Logan Callahan. Defensive Player of the Year was presented to Thomas goalie Ethan Ruller and Sportsman of the Year was presented to Penfield's Will Hand.

The first half of the game saw a lot of slow back and forth between the two teams. Fairport scored the only goal of the first quarter with Brendan Riley driving inside and finding Trey Terzo open after the slide. The Red Raiders held the 1-0 lead into the quarter break. In the second quarter, Pittsford added three goals (one in man-up). Rex Kesselring scored with a feed from Quinn Whipple with 9:35 remaining to tie the game at 1-1. Pittsford at FairportWhipple then added the first of his 2g-2a with a drive along the top of the restraining line. He also assisted the third goal to Shane Lenard. Pittsford led 3-1 going into the halftime break.

In the second half, the scoring kicked off with each team adding two in the third and Fairport adding two more in the fourth to force overtime. The Panthers were held scoreless in both the first and fourth quarters. Harrison Cross scored with a hard outside shot to put Pittsford up 4-1 (their largest lead of the game). Kole Stuver responded with back-to-back goals to put Fairport back within one. Both were hard midrange shots. The final Panther goal of the night was scored by Whipple with a feed from Cross. Whipple finished with a hand in four of the five Pittsford goals.

Jackson Monte MVPIn the final quarter, Fairport scored both of their goals within the first four minutes. Rob Crowley scored the first and Terzo scored the second. Terzo's goal was scored during man-up after he grabbed the loose ball on the crease and finished into the back of the net. The game was back and forth in the final eight minutes with both teams having a shot at the goal; however, the game stayed tied into the end of regulation.   [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

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Thomas Tops Canandaigua for Class B Title

*+Thomas at CanandaiguaWebster Thomas never trailed in their 6-5 win over Canandaigua tonight to secure their fourth Sectional Championship and the first since 2016.  In 2018, freshman Ethan Ruller started in the cage for Webster Thomas and helped take his team to the Sectional Finals.  After a double overtime loss to Victor, the Titans have spent the last two seasons looking to get back into the Finals.  Tonight, Ruller was the major factor in the victory and was named Class B Tournament MVP.  In addition, during the award ceremony, he was also recognized as Section Five Defensive Player of the Year.  Also recognized at that time were Offensive Player of the Year (Face off midfielder Logan Callahan from Victor) and Sportsman of the Year (Penfield’s Will Hand). 

Players of the Year

Ruller was one of the major reasons for Thomas’ victory.  The senior goalie kept Canandaigua scoreless for three quarters.  During the 36 minutes, he faced multiple shots and at times seemed to stand on his head to make the save.  Although the Braves added five goals in the final quarter, it was not enough to force overtime.  With time counting down, Ruller got control of the ball behind the cage.  In the final seconds he threw the ball up field and gave the Titans the win. 

Thomas at CanandaiguaThomas opened the scoring with three goals in the first quarter.  David Petz, Joe Russo and Nathan Hoban each scored one goal for the Titans.  Hoban, Petz and Cade Spencer each recorded an assist.  All six goals for the Titans were assisted.  The 3-0 score at the end of the first quarter held into halftime.  In the third quarter, Thomas added their fourth goal with a feed from behind the game from Ryan Prine to Evan Pashalidis.  This came during an unsettled situations where Canandaigua’s Jack Faiola had just made back-to-back saves.  The Titans held a 4-0 lead going into the final 12 minutes. 

In the final quarter, Canandaigua’s offense was finally able to get past Ruller.  They scored 0:32 into the quarter with Cam Tallman scoring with a feed from Sam Bennett.  Thomas at CanandaiguaThree minutes Later Dom Comella scored, unassisted with an outside shot from the top left.  Thomas’ final two goals of the game came from Anthony Shura and Pashalidis (assists to Spencer and Hoban).  The Titans were up 6-2 with three minutes left on the clock. 

The final three minutes of play were the most exciting.  Canandaigua kept up their offense and scored three goals in the final three minutes.  Jaxon Grant scored with a long range shot from the outside.  Spin Blazak scored from the inside after a feed from behind by Tallman with 2:28 remaining.  With 0:42 remaining, Tallman pulled the same trick, this time with Cormella scoring his second.  Thomas won the last draw but lost the ball and gave Canandaigua one more shot at the cage.  However, they could not capitalize on the chance. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Note: During the half-time break, the team and coaches from Gates Chili were honored for sportsmanship by the GVLOA.

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Penn Yan Wins Twenty-Fifth Championship

Pal-Mac at Penn YanSenior A/M Devon Gerhardt scored the first two goals for Penn Yan and after Quinn Nolan scored from the next faceoff, Ayden Mowry scored with an assist from long stick defenseman Tyler Griffin to give the Mustangs a 2-1 first quarter. That was as close as the game got, as Penn Yan score five unanswered goals in the second to go into halftime up 8-1.

The second half saw a Pal-Mac goal by Damian Knaak who cut to the crease and received the ball from Keegan Hoesterey. It was the last goal for the Red Raiders as Penn Yan added eight more goals.

Pal-Mac at Penn YanAlthough faceoff specialist Quinn Nolan won an impressive 20/21 draws for Pal-Mac, the Penn Yan defense, sparked by the extraordinary efforts by senior defenseman Mason Kuver turned back the Red Raiders many times. They consistently knocked down passes and scored take-aways, keeping the ball from goalkeeper Griffin Emerson who had 8s/2ga (80%) in the cage for the Mustangs. Emerson`s favorite clearing pass was to senior midfielder Mekhi Mahan who throughout the warm day on the turf, seemed run as hard at the end of the game as he did in the beginning.

Leading the scoring for the Mustangs were Max Brodmann with 5g-1a, Ayden Mowry with 4g-1a and Devon Gerhardt with 3g-1a. Brodmann was named the Class D tournament MVP.  [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

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HF-L wins First Sectional Title

HF-L at Livonia-AvonThird seeded HF-L came out strong in the first quarter and never really looked back in their 18-10 win over top seeded Livonia-Avon.  The Cougars never trailed in the game, although the Lakers kept the game close with a few runs throughout the game.  After the standout performance in the Geneva vs. HF-L game and 4g tonight, Colt Green was named Class C Tournament MVP.  In addition to the boys win this evening, the HF-L girls lacrosse program also won their Section Tournament on Saturday with a 19-7 win over Newark-Midlakes.

HF-L at Livonia-AvonThe Cougars started off the game with five of the first six goals.  Huck Thayer scored the opener with a feed from Braydn Trybuskiewicz.  Trybuskiewicz finished the game with a team leading 4g-3a.  The second goal of the game was scored by Green with an outside shot from the top right.  HF-L kept up the pressure with another goal.  This time, during and extra-man attempt with David Brassie scoring from a cross-feed pass from Trybuskiewicz.  The Lakers got on the board with a drive from behind the cage by Jackson McEnerney with 5:06 left in the first quarter.  This was the first offensive opportunity for Livonia-Avon.  The Cougars added one more goal before the end of the quarter.  With 0:52 left on the clock, Ian Kane scored during a slow break.  HF-L led 4-1 after 12 minutes.

HF-L at Livonia-AvonAt the start of the second quarter, the Cougars scored the opener with Trybuskiewicz’s first goal.  During another EMO he scored with a feed from Brassie.  Livonia-Avon stopped the game from getting away from them with three of the next four goals.  It was the first of two times, that they had scoring streaks in attempts to keep the game close.  McEnerney scored his second with another drive from behind.  Once again this was their first serious offensive attempt of the quarter.  Green scored his second goal of the game with a feed from behind the cage (by Brassie).  Face-off midfielder Matthew Connor came helped the Lakers with back-to-back assists.  HF-L at Livonia-AvonThe first was a bass to the left flat to Roman Volpe and the second was a face-off fast-break to McEnerney.  Connor had an extremely strong game for the Lakers and finished with 2g-3a.  After the fast-break goal, the Lakers had pulled within two (6-4) with 5:34 remaining on the clock.

HF-L scored the final two goals of the quarter to take an 8-4 lead into the half.  They had three more to the open the third quarter.  Chase Perryman and Green scored two each with Trybuskiewicz scoring the fifth.  With 6:14 remaining in the third quarter, HF-L led by 7.  At that point, Livonia-Avon began their second scoring stretch to keep the game competitive.  They scored four of the next five to pull back within four.  The main factor was again Connor.  He scored back-to-back unassisted goal with an outside shot at 5:53 for the first goal.  HF-L at Livonia-AvonThe second was an impressive single player effort off the draw.  After losing the initial control, he kept up the pressure on the HFL face-off midfielder and forced the ball loose.  He then ran down the ball and forced the ball into the cage.  The third quarter ended with HFL leading by 4 (12-8).

In the fourth quarter, HF-L pulled away with five unanswered goals.  The Cougars led by nine (their largest lead of the game) with 2:41 remaining.  The final goal of the game was McEnerney’s fifth of the night.  In the cage for Livonia-Avon, Matthew Beachel finished with 6 recorded saves. 

In 2005 HF-L lost to Penn Yan in a combined Class B/C Tournament. Penn Yan moved on the the NYS tournament in Class C and HF-L moved forward as the Section V team in Class B.  [BOX SCORE]  More images are available in the gallery.

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Semi Finals: Thomas Over Victor - Pittsford Over McQuaid

Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: Just like yesterday, two top seeds won and two third seeds beat second seeds. Pittsford was down 9-3 before scoring six goals in the final quarter and forcing two overtime periods to defeating McQuaid 11-10. Thomas scored early and kept the Blue Devils behind on their way to a 10-7 win in Class B. Fairport came back from a 5-3 half, scoring seven goals in the third quarter to punch their championship ticket with an 11-6 win over Hilton. Canandaigua scored six unanswered goals in the first half and finished 8-3 over Penfield. On Tuesday it will be Pittsford at Fairport in Class A and Thomas at Canandaigua in Class B.

Pittsford at McQuaid JesuitMcQuaid Jesuit (#2) started the game with a 5-1 first quarter and led 7-2 at the half, but after being down 9-3 at the start of the last quarter, Pittsford scored seven goals to force overtime at 10-10. It took the second overtime period before sophomore attackman Quinn Whipple scored the game winner sending the Panthers to the championship game. There were no reports from Pittsford or McQuaid at post time. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Canandaigua scored the first goal and then then next six before Penfield had their own run of three goals. Cam Tallman scored the last of his four goals to end the game with the Braves up 8-3. Tallman had 4g-1a, Jaxon Grant had 3g and Sam Bennett had 1g-2a for Canandaigua (16-1). Sophomore goaltender Jack Faiola made 3s/3ga (50%). Faceoff specialists Luke McCrombie (CA) and John Richiusa were and even match with Richiusa winning 8/14. Alec Constable scored two goals for the Patriots (12-4) and in the cage, Seamus Hand made 8s/8ga (50%) for Penfield. [BOX SCORE]

Thomas at VictorThomas scored first and held the lead throughout their semi-final game at Victor. The second goal for the Titans was scored when senior goalie Ethan Ruller ran from his cage, all the way to the other cage and posted a one-on-one goal against Victor goalie Zach Pavia. Thomas led at the half 5-1 and although the Blue Devils stayed within range, scoring four goals in the third, they could not make up the difference. Titan scoring came from all over the field with five different players scoring at least two points and Ruller made 7s/7ga (50%). Cade Spencer led the pack with 3g-1a while Nathan Hoban has 3a. Likewise, Victor`s scoring came from six different players including sophomore M/A Thomas Gravino who had 2g as did senior midfielder Alex Seiler. Face off specialist Logan Callahan won 16/21 faceoffs and will end his season with 242 wins (86%) for the Blue Devils. Thomas moves on and will play at Canandaigua on Tuesday. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Hilton at FairportHilton scored first and built up a 5-3 lead at the half, but Fairport had a big pep-talk at the halftime break and came out with seven unanswered goals in the third quarter before taking the 11-7 win. Key to victory was the faceoff work of Joey Giggie who won 18/20 draws for the Red Raiders. Sophomore A/M Jackson Monte sparked the scoring with 4g-2a. Rob Crowley added 2g-1a and six others made the scorebook. Senior middie Brendon Bostley led the scoring for the Cadets with 3g. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

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Pal-Mac Over Whitman - HF-L Over Geneva

Friday: DAY IN REVIEW: The Class C and D semifinals have been played and the Championship matchup are set. Pal-Mac (#4) took out Marcus Whitman (#2) and Honeoye Falls-Lima (#3) took out Geneva (#2), but the top seeds won their games. Penn Yan (#1) defeated Bath (#4) and Livonia-Avon (#1) defeated Wayne (#4). On Monday it will be Pal-Mac at Penn Yan and HF-L at Livonia-Avon for the brick.

Pal-Mac at Marcus WhitmanAfter a series of runs in the first half, Pal-Mac took a 10-5 lead into the break. In the third quarter Marcus Whitman came back with two unanswered goals and then after the Red Raiders scored one, the Wildcats scored two goals including one at 0:44, but ran out of time as Pal-Mac punched their Championship ticket with an 11-9 win at FLCC. Neither team filed reports by post time. The box scores will be updated when their information arrives. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

In the other Class D games Penn Yan (15-1) scored nine goals in the first half and five more in the second to defeated Bath 14-7 this afternoon. Ayden Mowry scored 4g-4a, Max Brodmann scored 4g-1a and Devon Gerhardt added 2g-2a for the Mustangs. Griffin Emerson made 9s/7ga (56%). Junior attackman Jamie O`Neil had 4g to add to his stellar season with 67g-60a and Hunter Cupp won 20/24 draws for the Rams. [BOX SCORE]

HFL at GenevaHoneoye Falls-Lima (#3) had just enough time to win their game with Geneva (#2) tonight in a game that could not have been better. After a 1-1 first quarter, The Cougars broke the tie at 8:00 when freshman attackman Chase Perryman charged from behind the cage and tossed a one-handed shovel shot into the goal. Less than thirty seconds later the game was tied at 2-2 with a leaping shot by Mike Guinan. Five minutes later, the Cougars went ahead again after the ball was bouncing around the goal, Braydn Trybuskiewicz, another Cougar freshman scooped up the ball and made the goal. Less than a minute later the Panthers tied the game at 3-3 on a beautiful cross-crease pass from Aiden Eighmey to Mike Guinan. The teams were tied at 3-3 at the half.

At the 6:45 mark in the third quarter, Geneva scored the go-ahead goal when Nate Askin dodge his man on the wing, but one minute later HF-L senior middie Hayden Price dodged one from up top and bounced the ball over the shoulder of Panther goalie Garrett Kayser. The teams were tied again at the end of the third quarter.

HFL at GenevaThe last quarter started with play up and down the field as the defensive units from both teams intercepted passes and picked up ground balls for full field breaks. Both goalies made big-time saves throughout the game, but they were most noted as the pressure increased, and time grew short.

The game ending started with 1:18 on the clock. Colt Green scored from top right in man-up to put HF-L ahead again. With less than a minute left, HF-L got the ball and called a time-out. They immediately lost the ball, and Geneva called a time-out. With 0:29 left in the game Geneva tied the game when Eighmey took an outside bounce shot past Trevor Reese to tie the game at 5-5. With 0:13 left Green scored to put the Cougars up 6-5. Geneva won the face off and took a last second shot that was just over the top of the goal. Garrett Kayser made 13s/6ga (68%) for Geneva and Trevor Reese had 6s/5ga (55%) for HF-L. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Livonia-Avon had a 5-1 first quarter lead and a 10-4 lead at the half before earning their championship ticket with a 15-8 win over #4 seeded Wayne tonight. Sophomore M/A Jackson McEnerney had 4g-2a to add to his season record which now stands at 56g-30a and Justin Skelly scored 3g-2a to lead the Lakers (13-4). Wayne senior Andy Hamel ended his career with the Eagles with 3g-1a today and 102g-23a in total. Sophomore A/M Nate Michel added 2g-2a for Wayne and senior goalie Jack Acker had a 50% day with 15 saves. [BOX SCORE]

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Quarter Finals: From Thirty-One to Sixteen

Wednesday: DAY IN REVIEW: The quarter finals were played today, and there were fourteen winners and fourteen teams that ended their seasons. Following the season trend, almost all were mismatches with only the Irondequoit at Thomas game close, for most of the game. As expected, all the higher seeded teams won today and the top four seeded teams are now set for the semifinals.

Irondequoit at Thomas Irondequoit came right out of the box and ready to play, scoring the first three goals, but David Petz scored two of his 4g and Ronnie Garrow added another to leave the teams tied at 3-3 at the end of the first quarter. Thomas took off in the second quarter outscoring the Eagles 4-1 and that three-goal difference at the half was enough for the Titans to win 11-8. The second half saw the teams scoring at both ends of the field but when the score was 7-8 for the Titans, they scored three goals in a row to take final control. Spencer Cade score three goals for Thomas. Noah Gibson led the scoring for Irondequoit with 3g-1a and Ronnie Garrow had 2g-1a for the Eagles who finish their season at 7-9, Thomas (13-1) moves on to the semifinals at Victor on Saturday. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Gananda finished their 6-11 season with a 21-5 loss to Pal-Mac tonight. Brock Chasey scored 2g for the Blue Panthers. There was no report from Pal-Mac at post time, but the Red Raiders will play at #2 Marcus Whitman on Friday. [BOX SCORE]

Irondequoit at Thomas Pittsford scored early and often as they took an 11-2 halftime lead to a 16-7 win against Rush-Henrietta tonight. James Cook had 5g and Harrison Cross had 3g-2a to lead the ten players who made the offensive book. Killian Ceci scored 3g and Chase Petschke had 2g-1a for the Royal Comets. The pair of juniors will return next year with a combined 65g-43a. Mike Valent won 15/23 faceoffs for R-H who end their season at 6-9. Pittsford moves on the semifinals and will travel to #2 McQuaid Jesuit on Saturday. [BOX SCORE]

Hilton won their quarterfinal match against Greece 14-7 tonight. The Cadets led 8-5 at the half and scored five goals in the fourth quarter. Nine players made the book. Leading the pack were Jonathan Englert with 3g-2a and Joey DiMaria with 3g. There was no report from Greece (6-8) at post time. The Cadets will play at #1 Fairport at noon on Saturday. [BOX SCORE]

Honeoye Falls-Lima had a 15-1 lead at the half and finished with a 19-2 win over Midlakes-Red Jacket tonight. Brock Hill had 2a and Chase Peacock and Dylan Mattoon each scored one goal for the Eagles. There was no report from HF-L at post time. Midlakes-Red Jacket finish at 2-13 and HF-L (11-5) move on to play at Geneva on Friday. [BOX SCORE]

Spencerport at PenfieldThere were many moments in the game when the victor was not a done-deal. Penfield scored the first three goals and Spencerport scored the next three goals. Sam Cummings put the Patriots ahead at the top of the second, but the Rangers came back to tie at 4-4. Cummings scored again, but Spencerport came back with two and they held a 6-5 lead at the half. Penfield came alive in the third and scored five in a row. Three were by Jackson Saulpaugh who also had two assists to lead the Patriot offense. John Richiusa won 18/20 faceoffs for Penfield. Connor Mesh scored 2g-1a to lead the Rangers. His last goal, a coast-to-coast run and score with 29 seconds left in the game capped a season where he led the team in points and gbs. He ends his time as a Cadet with 66g-55a, 257gbs and 353 faceoff wins (66%). Spencerport ends their best season ever with a record of 13-3. Penfield (12-3) continues their season at Canandaigua on Saturday. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Jamie O`Neil had 5g-3a to lead Bath to a 15-5 victory over Aquinas this afternoon. Although close for most of the first quarter, the rams scored eight in a row to go up 12-2 in the third quarter. Hunter Cupp helped give the Rams ball time with his 16/22 faceoff wins. Joey Sciortino led the Aquinas effort with 2g-1a and Gavin Conlan made 19s/16ga (56%). Ethan Narby recorded 10s/5ga (67%) for Bath who will play at Penn Yan on Friday. Aquinas ends their season at 8-7. [BOX SCORE]

Spencerport at PenfieldMarcus Whitman won their quarterfinal game against Bloomfield-Honeoye with a score of 19-1. Ryan Herod led the scoring for the Wildcats with 5g-4a and in doing so passed the 100 goals mark (finishing at 101 career goals). Aidan Royston added 3g-3a and Connor Tomion had 2g-2a for Marcus Whitman (13-2) who will play host Pal-Mac on Friday. There was no report from the Pride at post time. They end their season at 4-11. [BOX SCORE]

McQuaid Jesuit was a 19-1 winner over East United-Eastridge today as fifteen different players made the offensive scorebook. John Harding had 2g-4a and Max Ettinghausen had 5a and Paul Chiariello added 4g for the Knights (7-5). East United-Eastridge ends their season at 2-12. McQuaid will play at Pittsford on Saturday. [BOX SCORE]

Victor scored ten unanswered goals in the first quarter and went on to beat Brighton 15-5 tonight. Cal Lambert led in scoring for the Blue Devils with 4g-2a. Pax Marshall had 3g-1a and eight others made the scorebook. Logan Callahan won 14/15 faceoffs for Victor (13-1). Goaltenders Brady Robinson made 4s/3ga (57%) and Zach Pavia had 4s/2ga (67%) in his half. Olin Stanat had 2g in the game after leading the Bruins in goals, assists and points this year. Brighton ends thier season at 5-10 and Victor will host Thomas on Saturday. [BOX SCORE]

Newark at WayneA dozen players scored for the Eagles as Wayne took a 16-6 win against Newark today. Andy Hamel has 2g-1a as did Noah Means and freshman middie PJ Ostrowski. Jack Acker made 7s/5ga (58%) for Wayne(9-7) who will play at #1 Livonia-Avon on Friday. There was no report from Newark (6-9) at post time. [BOX SCORE] More images are available in the gallery.

Canandaigua won a 15-4 victory over Webster Schroeder tonight as Sam Bennett (4g-1a), Dom Comella (2g-3a), and Elliott Morgan (3g-2a) led the seven players on the offensive scorebook. Anthony Vigneri made 5s/4ga (56%) for the 15-1 Braves who will host Penfield on Saturday. Brady Ruffalo had 3g for Schroeder who end their season at 2-13. [BOX SCORE]

Newark at WayneGarrett Kayser made 3s in his half and Luvon Boykins made 1s in his half to earn a 19-0 shutout against Batavia tonight. Thirteen players made the offensive book for the Geneva. Leading the pack was Max Miller with 3g-4a. The Panthers (11-5) will host HF-L on Friday. [BOX SCORE]

Penn Yan also had a shutout as they defeated Mynderse 19-0 tonight. Ayden Mowry scored 5g-2a and Devon Gerhardt had 1g-4a for the Mustangs (14-1) who will host Bath on Friday. Mynderse ends their season at 5-13. [BOX SCORE]

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Players of the Week - Group 5

Player of the Week

Section V Boys Lacrosse Coordinator Mike Simon in conjunction with the Connors and Ferris law firm are, once again, sponsoring recognition of noteworthy performances throughout the season.

For "Group 5" we have four players who had standout performances in since the last set of awards.

Defensive Player of the Week

Garrett KayserGarrett Kayser - Geneva

Garrett Kayser has had some big games in the last few weeks. He made nine saves (56%) when the Panthers beat Wayne 10-7 and the junior goalie had eleven saves (74%) when Geneva defeated Pal-Mac 11-4.

Head Coach Jeff Dunham says: "Garrett`s play this past week served as a catalyst for our entire defense. He made big stops when called upon. He made a couple of huge saves late against Pal-Mac to seal the win. Additionally, his ability to clear the ball jump started our offense on several occasions. His game is peaking at the right time."

Defensive Player of the Week

Hunter SmithHunter Smith - McQuaid Jesuit

Sometimes it is hard to find a roaming long pole who really stands out. Hunter Smith is all over the field for the Knights, running on the faceoff wing, slowing down strong midfielders and backing up the close defenseman. The Richmond commit had a great day in the McQuaid/Canandaigua game where he was assigned to slow down Sam Bennett.

 Head Coach Terry Corcoran says: "We have been in every game we played this year against the top teams in Section V and IV because of our defense. Hunter does it all every game - his man rarely scores all even 6 on 6 - he supports his teammates with excellent team slides, clears the ball, and makes our 10-man ride work when we bump him up field to play the clearing middie. He also dominates ground balls playing the wing on the faceoffs."

Offensive Player of the Week

Alec ConstableAlec Constable - Penfield

Penfield junior attackman Alec Constable has 31g-8a for the Patriots this year and his 4g-1a in Penfield`s 11-8 win against Irondequoit mad a big difference. Earlier in the season he had 3g-1a when the Patriots had a 9-8 win against West Genesee.

Head Coach John Schembri is a fan: "Alec is an extremely dedicated and hardworking player. He takes advantage of every opportunity to make himself and his teammates around him better. Whether it is attending early morning wall ball session in the offseason, his dedication in the weight room, and the classroom (94% academic average), his attendance at offseason team training sessions, his work with outside position specific coaches, and juggling a busy schedule of Penfield and Club team events. I could not be prouder to watch how his hard work and offseason investment is resulting in success on the field. "

Offensive Player of the Week

Connor Mesh

Connor Mesh - Spencerport

Connor Mesh is an "old-time" midfielder who can play anywhere on the field. He is currently 9th in faceoff wins (141) and 7th on sectional faceoff percentage (70%). He is second in ground ball production (178). He is also the leader in points for his team and has produced points in every game this season. In the McQuaid win he scored 4g-1a in their 9-5 win and he had two assists in the 8-6 win at Pittsford. In the last tree games he averaged 78% wins at the draw

Coach Bill Buttaro says: "Connor Mesh is an unbelievable leader for our entire program. He works hard, he is dedicated and he`s a great young man. In the era of specialization in lacrosse, Connor is a throwback player. He faces off, and he plays both offense and defense at a high level. Connor is rarely off the field and he always seems to make a play when we need it the most."

Previous Players of the Week: Group 1 - Group 2 - Group 3 - Group 4

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The Tournament Begins: Thirty-One Left

Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: The 2021 tournaments opened today in the out-bracket rounds for Classes B and D and all of the higher seeded teams wonat home. Irondequoit beat Brockport, Schroeder beat Churchville-Chili, Brighton beat Gates Chili and Mynderse beat Waterloo.

Gates Chili at Brighton Brighton scored the first twelve goals in their 12-2 win against Gates Chili tonight. Nine players made the offensive book for the Bruins. Leading the list were Olin Stanat with 3g-4a and TJ Carl with 5g. Goaltenders Thomas D`Angelo was 0s/0ga in his half and Paul Runge made 3s/2ga (60%) in his half. Brady Knauf scored both goals for Gates Chili and Nathan Weise made 16s/12ga (57%) for the Spartans. Brighton will play at Victor on Wednesday. [BOX SCORE]  More images are available in the gallery.

Irondequoit outscored Brockport 16-0 in the first three quarters and won 18-2 in the Class B out bracket game this afternoon. A dozen players made the offensive book with Ronnie Garrow (4g-2a) and Aidan Greco (3g-2a) leading in scoring. Brockport senior Cole Beardsley (1g-1a) ends his high school career with 37g-19a this season. Irondequoit will play Webster Thomas on Wednesday. [BOX SCORE]

Gates Chili at BrightonLucas Stevers had 2g-1a and Carson Montoney had 2g as Mynderse continued their season with a 6-0 win over Waterloo this afternoon. Gino Poretta made 13s in the shutout. Next up for Mynderse is Penn Yan on Wednesday. [BOX SCORE]

Although The Saints scored first, Webster Schroeder scored five of the next seven goas to take a 5-3 lead into halftime. In the second half the Warriors outscored Churchville-Chili 7-4 on their way to a 12-7 win in an out-bracket game in Class B. Junior attackman Brady Ruffalo scored 5g and Tim Weisensel scored 3g-1a. Jack Leach made 13s/7ga (65%) for Webster Schroeder who will play Canandaigua on Wednesday. Patrick Mitchell scored 3g for Churchville-Chili. [BOX SCORE]

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Week In Review - Week 6

EDITOR'S NOTE: This weekly summary touches on some of the games played in the recent past and highlights some games of interest in the current week. For more in-depth coverage, click on the DAY OF THE WEEK for more coverage for that day, including box scores, articles, and galleries.

There were thirty-nine games played last week and although there were some exciting ones there continued to be a large number of mismatches. With travel concerns this season there are only ten out of section games scheduled and they all have been played. Section Five has won eight.

 Games played last week: 40  Games played this season: 247
 Leagues games played last week: 17  Out of Section games last week: 1
 Mismatched Games (>8 pts): 13  Close Games (<4 pts): 10
 Undefeated teams: 0  Games scheduled for next week: 26
 Donations to SportsFive Last Week: 4  Total donations this year: 27
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Looking Back

Given the shortened schedule this spring, games were played Monday through Saturday.

On Monday,Irondequoit at Fairport May 31st it was Memorial Day and there were two games played.  Penfield scored six goals in the third quarter on their way to an 11-8 win at Irondequoit. It was another low-scoring defense-oriented game at Canandaigua where two goals in the last five minutes gave the Braves a 7-5 win over Victor at home.

On Tuesday, There were eight games played today and the smallest margin was when Geneva beat Pal-Mac 6-4. Penn Yan defeated Marcus Whitman 10-3 and Spencerport beat McQuaid Jesuit 9-5. Other winners today were Newark, Bishop Kearney, Aquinas, East United-Eastridge and Gananda.Geneva at Wayne

On Wednesday Four more teams joined Batavia and BK as they finished the regular season today. Churchville-Chili, Greece, Pittsford, and Penfield finished and will wait for tournament seeding on Sunday. Irondequoit won a close one with Churchville-Chili. Victor won a close one with Pittsford and Brockport won a close one with East United-Eastridge.

On Thursday  More teams finished their regular season today and although most games were mismatches once again, the Geneva at Wayne game provided some excitement as the Panthers won 10-7. NOTE: Long time Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association member, Bob Mentz was met after his assigned game at Wayne tonight by a large group of friends and fellow officials as he was told that he will be inducted into the USA Lacrosse Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame this fall.

HFL at SpencerportOn Friday, Six games were played on the last Friday of the regular season and there were some good ones. Webster Thomas broke out in the second quarter, led 7-5 at the half and won 12-8 over McQuaid Jesuit. Newark scored five goals in each half and fought off a surge by Gananda to win 10-8. Brockport goalie Antonio DiEngeniis made 14s/6ga (70%) to help the Blue Devils beat Gates Chili 9-6 tonight. Other winners were Victor, Rush-Henrietta and Mynderse.

On Saturday It was the last day in the regular season and six games were played. It was Canandaigua over Penn Yan 9-3 and so for 2021 there are no undefeated teams. Gananda travelled to Medina for a 19-12 win. HF-L had a 14-10 win against Schroeder and Hilton surprised Spencerport with a 13-12 win.

Looking Ahead

McQThe Tournament seeds were announced on Sunday. The top seeds went to Fairport, Canandaigua, Livonia-Avon and Penn Yan. The Outbracket games are on Monday, quarter finals on Wednesday and semifinals on Friday and Saturday. Games will be played at the higher seeded team. 

MONDAY

There are out bracket games for Classes B and D that will be played on Monday. In Class D #9 Waterloo will be at #8 Mynderse and the winner will play #1 Penn Yan on Wednesday. Mynderse  (4-12) played Waterloo (2-14) twice during the regular season and Mynderse won both times. Will the third try be a charm for Waterloo?

In Class B there are three out bracket games on Monday. #9 Schroeder is at #8 Churchville-Chili and the winner will play #1 Canandaigua on Wednesday. The teams have not played this season. The Saints are 4-8 and the Warriors are 1-12. Gates Chili (4-11) will play at Brighton (4-9).  When they played on May 19th, Brighton won 11-5. Also playing on Monday is Brockport (4-12) at Irondequoit (6-8). When they played on May 19th and the Eagles won 15-1.

WEDNESDAY

VictorAfter a day off, there are thirteen quarterfinal games scheduled for Wednesday. In Class A, #5 Greece (6-7) is at #4 Hilton. The Cadets (7-9) are coming off a big overtime win against Spencerport. When the two teams played on May 12th Hilton won 9-7. #7 East United-Eastridge (2-11) will be at McQuaid Jesuit (6-5) and the teams have not played this year. Rush-Henrietta (6-8) is at Pittsford (7-6). When the teams played on May 12th Pittsford won 14-9.

In Class B #1 Canandaigua (14-1) will play the winner of the Schroeder/Churchville-Chili game played on Monday. The Braves beat Schroeder 13-7 on May 19th and CA did not play the Saints in the regular season. #5 Spencerport (13-2) is at #4 Penfield (11-3) and when they played on May 28th, Penfield won 12-8. The Patriots broke the Ranger`s eleven-game winning streak. #2 Victor (12-1) will play the winner of the Brighton/Gates Chili game. The Blue Devils beat Brighton 15-4 on Friday and did not play the Spartans in the regular season. #3  Webster Thomas (12-1) will play the winner of the Irondequoit/Brockport game on Monday. The Titans beat Irondequoit 14-5 on May 3rd and did not play Brockport this season.

In Class C Pal-Mac at Livonia #5 Newark (6-8) is at #4 Wayne (8-7). They played on May 18th and Wayne was a 17-4 winner.  #7 Batavia (0-11) is at #2 Geneva (10-5). They have never played in the past. #6 Midlakes-Red Jacket ( 2-12) is at HF-L (10-5) and they have not played each other before.

In Class D #1 Penn Yan will play the winner of the Mynderse/Waterloo game on Monday. Penn Yan (13-1) had shutouts against both teams during the regular season. #5 Aquinas (8-6) will be at #4 Bath (9-4)  and on when they played on May 6th Aquinas won 11-9. #7 Bloomfield-Honeoye (4-10) will play at #2 Marcus Whitman (12-2). The Wildcats won their earlier meetin this season. #6 Gananda (6-10) is at #3 Pal-Mac (11-4) and the Red Raiders won their league game on May 22nd.

FRIDAY

Canandaigua at Penn YanThere will be two semifinal games for Classes  C and D.  In Class C #1 Livonia-Avon will play the winner of Waye/Newark and the winners of Geneva/Batavia and Midlakes-Red Jacket/HF-L will play. In Class D, winners will advance from Wedneday`s quarters.

SATURDAY

There will be two semifinal games for Classes A and B. In Class A #1 Fairport (8-5) will play the winner of of the Hilton/Greece Storm game. In the lower bracket teams will be determined on Wednesday. In Class B winners from the Wednesday games will play. 

Of course, if your team is playing yours is the game of the week. Check out the times and the whole list on the games page.

The Week in Review:  Weeks 1 and 2  -  Week 3   -  Week 4   -  Week 5

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