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2024 Season Wrap Up

There were thirty-four teams playing in Section V. Bishop Kearney scheduled eight games but elected to forgo the tournament at the end of the season. There were players on the final rosters, up 256 players from 2023. Penfield and Victor carried the largest roster with thirty-eight players and Haverling and Pal-Mac with the smallest with nineteen. 

McQuaid Jesuit ChampsThere were four classes for the sectional tournaments. McQuaid (A), Victor (B), and Aquainas (D) were top seeds and won their championships. In Class C, HFL (seeded second) won their game with top-Pal-Mac.

McQuaid had a 6-4 win against second seeded Penfield, Victor won their game against second seeded Irondequoit 9-6. Honeoye Falls-Lima had a 16-11 win against top seeded Pal-Mac ending the undefetaed season for the Red Raiders.

The teams were able to play a full season again in 2024. The first games were played on March 26th when nine games were played. The last regular season games were played on May 16th.

The 301 regular season games were played and the 81 league games determined the league championships. According to the Section V website, in Monroe County-D-1 it was Fairport (8-6). In MC-2, Irondequoit (10-2) took the championship and in MC-3 Honeoye Falls-Lima (9-2) was on top. Pal-Mac (10-0) won the Finger Lakes East title and Mynderse (5-4) took the West title. There was no GRALL league this year.


At the end of the year, the Section V Head Coaches selected the post-season award winners including their All-League players. Then, after reviews of twenty-nine nominations, they selected six USA Lacrosse All-Americans and six All-Academics. Named All-Americans were Drew Angelo (HFL), Jonathan Bucciarelli (Greece Storm), Jonah Crarier (Ironderquoit), Jack Herendeed (Victor), Keagan Hoesterey (Pal-Mac), and Chase Perryman (HFL).

Named All-Academics were Jeremey Askin (Geneva), Ben Cook (HFL), Anthony DeRosa (Schroeder), Alex Garrow (Wayne), Cam Ryan (Victor), and Adam Schembri (Penfield).

Penfield Head Coach John Schembri was named Coach of the Year from Section V and the Bob Scott Award winner was Adam Schembri from Penfield.

The Coaches of Section V created a new award last year for the "Official of the Year" which was awarded to GVLOA official Dan Lacrosse.

Victor Champs

The Monroe County Division 1 Player of the Year was Mike Valent (Rush-Henrietta). Cameron Mesh (Spencerport) was the Division 2 Player of the Year and Jack Faiola (Canandaigua) was Division 3 Player of the Year.

Nominees for the Bob Scott Award were Drew Pagano (Schroeder) and Jason Mosher (Hilton) and the Section V and USA Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner was Keenan Edwards (East United-Eastridge).

The Monroe County Coaches of the Year were Aaron Botazzo (Irondequoit) in MC2, Bill Buttaro (Spencerport - MC3), and John schembri (Penfield) in MC1.

Assistant Coaches of the Year were Keith Keehn (Greece Storm) from MC1, Marco DeBole (Brighton) from MC2, and Jack Beaney (HFL) from MC3.

Penn Yan Champs

The Finger Lakes East Player of the Year was Keagan Hoesterey (Pal-Mac). Max Heieck (Geneva) was selected Attackman of the Year, Alex Garrow (Wayne) was selected as Midfielder of the Year and Owen Weterings was picked as Defenseman of the Year. Peyton Lich (Pal-Mac) was selected as the Goalie of the Year.

The Finger Lakes West Player of the Year was Griffin Hillimire (Mynderse).  Tarikue Blueye (Marcus Whitman) was the Attackman of the Year, Melkamu Blueye (Marcus Whitman) was named Midfielder of the Year, and Issac Pundt (Mynderse) was the Defenseman of the Year. Kaiden Larsen (Midlakes-Red Jacket) was selected as Goalie on the Year. Connor Gorton (Marcus Whitman), was selected as the nominee for the Bob Scott Award.

Alex Garrow (Wayne), was selected as the nominee for the Bob Scott Award.

The Finger Lakes Coaches of the Year were Joe Hill (Pal-Mac - East) and Joe Caraher (Mynders - West). The Assistant Coaches of the Year were Ryan Knope (Wayne - East) and  Martin Williz (Bloomfield-Honeoye - West). The Persons of the Year were Derek Lich (East) and Jake Korneau (West).

Fairport (Class A), Gates Chili (Class B), Batavia-Notre Dame (Class C) and Aquinas (Class D) were awarded the Steve Morgan Sportsmanship Awards by the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association.

After the regular season, the Section V tournaments were conducted. McQuaid Jesuit (Class A), Victor (Class B), HF-L (Class C) and Aquinas (Class D) were the Sectional Champions in 2024.

There were All-Tournament Teams this year and there were MVPs for each class. Selected as MVPs for classes A, B, C and D were John Harding (McQuaid), Jack Herendeen (Victor), Drew Angelo (HF-L) and Noah Olbrich (Aquinas).


The SportsFive/Section V Players of the Year were Jonah Carrier (Irondequoit) in offense and Jonathan Bucciarelli  (Greece Storm) in defense. The Sportsman of the Year was Noah Olbrich (Aquinas).

The New York State Tournaments saw a change with an out-bracket game for Classes C and D which required that those champions played against the Section VI champions to play in the quarter finals. Both HFL and Aquinas won those outbracket games against Lake Shore/SIlber Creek (Class C) and Akron (Class D).

In Class A, McQuaid beat Orchard Park and then beat Liverpool in the semifinals. In Class B, Victor beat Niagara-Wheatfield, and then Vestal to reach the finals. In Class C, HF-L beat Johnson City (Section IV) and then lost to Jamesville-DeWitt and in Class D, Aquinas beat Chenango Valley (Section IV) and then lost to Marcellus in the semifinals. Section V sent two teams to the Championships, where McQuaid Jesuit defeated Farmingdale (VIII) in overtime and Victor lost to Southside (VIII) in overtime.

The All-Section V Awards were back this year with fifteen first team, fifteen second team, and ten Honorable Mention picks. They have not been announced yet.

At the end of the season at least fifty-nine seniors have made college commitments. They will become part of over three hundred players from Section V who are currently playing at all college levels.

    Section V Tournament
Section Five Brackets
Sat - Out brackets Mon - Quarters & Tue - Quarters
Wed - C/D Semis Fri - A/B Semis
Sat - C Finals  Sun -  D Finals Tue - A Finals   B Finals
Wed - NYS Out Bracket Sat - NYS Quarter finals
Wed - NYS Semifinals Sat - NYS Championships
    Year End Awards
All Americans/Academics Monroe County
Finger Lakes All Tournament Teams
Team Sportsmanship

Players of the Week

All Section V


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As the Season Winds Down

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2024 All-Section Five List Released

The Section V Lacrosse leadership has selected first, second and honorable mention lists of All-Section players.Victor The 2024 first team lists fifteen players and includes the six All-Americans previously announced. "The first six athletes on the first team are easy" said Section Five Assistant Coordinator, Paul Wilson. "after that, it becomes more difficult as we have so many excellent players."

To be nominated each player was required to be selected to their first team all-league team (except Independent teams). The lists were selected from a pool of ninety-seven players. The selections were reviewed by Chairmen of each of the two leagues, two at-large coaches the Lacrosse Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator.

Although grade and league were not major factors in selection, the lists show the skills that are found throughout the section. Twelve Monroe County teams were represented on the lists, with the rest representing Finger Lakes (6), and Independents (3). Showing that the "Best of the Best" can come from any age group, there were 27 seniors, 10 juniors, and  4 sophomores listed. Distribution among the positions shows 12 midfielders, 11 attackmen, 10 defensemen, 2 FO specialists, 1 LSM, 1 A/M, and 4 goalies.

First Team

All SectionDrew Angelo - HFL senior - Syracuse *
Tano Auriuso - Aquinas sophomore
Ryan Bowerman - Penfield Senior - Loyola
Jonathan Bucciarelli - Greece senior - Jacksonville *
Jonah Carrier - Irondequoit senior - Maryland *
Anthony DeRosa - Schroeder senior - RIT
Braden Fingar - Penn Yan sophomore
Will Gordon - McQuaid junior
John Harding - McQuaid senior - Hobart
Jack Herendeen - Victor senior - Cornell *
Keagan Hoesterey - Pal-Mac senior *
Cooper Moore - Irondequoit sophomore
Noah Olbrich - Aquinas junior
Chase Perryman - HFL senior -  St Bonaventure *
Cam Ryan - Victor senior - Syracuse
* All-Americans

Second Team

Sean Olvany - Canandaigua senior -  Wingate
Ethan Aust - Penfield senior
Griffin Hillmire
- Mynderse junior
Adam Schembri
- Penfield senior - Mercyhurst
Mitchell Monte
- Fairport junior - Dartmouth
Brody Secker - Victor junior - Binghamton
Jeremy Askin - Geneva senior - St Bonaventure
Teagan Fingar - Penn Yan junior
Brady Quill - Hilton senior - Albany
Ben Cook - HFL senior - RIT
Will Rheude - Canandaigua junior - Loyola
Hunter Sheehan - Penn Yan senior - Seton Hill
Brenton Paladino - McQuaid senior - Mercyhurst
Sven Habitzruether - Irondequoit junior
Peyton Lich - Pal-Mac senior - Northern Ohio


Honorable Mention

Tariku Blueye - Marcus Whitman sophomore
Luke Fliss - Pittsford senior
Alex Rheude - Canandaigua senior
Alex Garrow - Wayne senior
JP Gianforti - McQuaid junior
Max Heieck - Geneva junior
Carter Wegman - Aquinas senior
Dom Gullace - Canandaigua senior
Sean Baird - Spencerport senior
Owen Weterings - Livonia-Avon senior
Kieran Hughes - Brighton senior


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USA Lacrosse All-Americans and All-Academics

 SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  USA Lacrosse has approved our nominees for their awards.

USA LacrosseThe Head Coaches of Section V considered players who had been nominated for All-American and All-Academic awards. The awards identify some of the best players from each area around the country. Each of the head coaches in the Section is allowed to vote on each of the awards. The selections from our area were then submitted to the USA Lacrosse for final approval.

The All-American awards are given to excellent lacrosse players from the area. The national program allows one award for each six teams in the area but this year there were six awards available. Twenty-two players were nominated. Section Five coaches require that players who are in leagues must make first team league honors in order to be considered.

For the All-Academic award, an emphasis has been placed on the academic qualification of the nominees, but players were required to be assets for their teams. Where, in the past, nominees for this award were first considered for their skill on this field, this year, although skill was considered important, nominees did not need to be "All-American" quality players. Bill ButtaroAcademically, nominees needed to have an average GPA of 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale). There were also six awards available in Section V and there were fifteen nominees. Some players were nominated for both awards and in the end five were selected.

The Head Coaches also selected a USA Lacrosse Coach of the Year for NYS Section V. This year the coaches selected John Schembri, who has been the Head Coach at Penfield since 2009. The Patriots were 12-7 this year and advanced to the Sectional Finals. They have been to the finals five times under Coach Schembri and have won twice.

Adam SchembriIn 2012, USA Lacrosse added an award named for the long-time Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach and Athletic Director, Bob Scott. The annual award is given to a senior of outstanding character, good academic standing and one who demonstrates good sportsmanship and safe play. The winner from Section V, this year, is Penfield senior Adam Schembri.

His father, Head Coach, John Schembri says, "Adam has played with the top level of club and select team players in both Lacrosse and Football. Above is a list of those accomplishments, however, beyond accolades I could not be prouder of the way he conducts himself on the field, within the school and in our community.

2023 All-Americans

  • AngeloDrew Angelo- Honeoye Falls-Lima senior face-off midfielder - Syracuse
    Head Coach Eric Goodberlet says: "Drew is the most motivated, hardest working player I have coached from the standpoint that his success didn't come easy to him. I have had the pleasure of witnessing his dedication to work and focus on his craft since 4th grade in order to get to where he is today. Through his commitment to improve, his intense work ethic, and year round training, he has developed into a dominant Section V face-off specialist with over 1,000 face-off wins." 

  • BucciarelliJonathan Bucciarelli - Greece Storm senior goalie - Jacksonville
    Head Coach Shane Cole says: "Jonathan is a great teammate and an even better student and person. He cares about his team`s success and he puts in the extra time everyday to get better. He is a third-year captain who leads by example and sets the tempo for the team. His lacrosse stats consist of 61 saves and 49 goals against in 2021 (56%), 257 saves and 206 goals against in 2022 (56 %), 227 saves and 145 goals against in 2023 (61%). He is currently at 188 saves and 104 goals against this 2024 season. He has reached a career milestone of over 700 career saves (733)." 

  • CarrierJonah Carrier - Irondequoit senior face-off midfielder - Maryland
    Head Coach Aaron Bottazzo says: "Jonah has been playing at a high level on varsity for the past four seasons. Jonah is one of the top face off men as well as one of the top offensive players on the field at any given time. His skill set is uncommon and comes around once in a great while. He is an exceptional player and an even better person who has taken huge steps as a leader and in his maturity over the past four seasons. I can't think of a more deserving All-American candidate than Jonah Carrier." 

  • HerendeenJack Herendeen - Victor senior attackman - Cornell
    Head Coach Dan Stone says: "Jack is truly an ambassador of the game, not only within the Victor community, but everywhere the game has taken him. It begins close to home as he maintained high honor roll achievements while participating in athletics and a variety of trainings to improve his skill set and physical attributes, maintaining family obligations, and being a mentor and example for peers and those younger than him. Jack is well-known on and off the field and treats everyone with kindness, care, and compassion, and a humble demeanor. Over the course of his four-year Varsity career, Jack has been exceptional in a variety of ways. As a freshman in 2021 who was pulled up late in the season, he accounted for 16% of our offensive production. As a sophomore, his contributions made up 30% of the season's offensive production. In 2023, Jack was responsible for 28% of the team's offensive production. For his senior campaign, Jack was given a monumental task of doing even more for the team in the wake of graduating 21 seniors from the year before. Jack has saved his best for last, having produced 32% of our offense in 2024." 

  • HoestereyKeagan Hoesterey - Pal-Mac senior attack/midfielder - Uncommitted
    Head Coach Joe Hill says: "Keagan is the leading scorer in Section V this season, demonstrating his exceptional skill and dedication on the field. His impressive assist total reflects his commitment to mentoring our younger players and teaching them to play the game the right way. Keagan was thrilled to learn that many of the talented young players on our team would be playing varsity this year, and his ability to seamlessly integrate with our lineup, which includes four freshmen and an eighth grader in the starting lineup, is remarkable."

  • PerrymanChase Perryman - Honeoye Falls senior attackman - St. Bonaventure
    Head Coach Eric Goodberlet says: "Chase Perryman is a natural born competitor. He displays gratitude for the game, the opponents, his teammates, his coaches and his community. He carries himself with dignity and honor. He relishes competition and looks forward to the challenge of facing the best defenders on opposing teams. His calm composure strengthens the faith his teammates have in him. He has the ability to reassure his teammates in high pressure situations and can reclaim control of a game. Only very special people can do this. His selflessness can be seen in each and every one of his assists. Chase Perryman has been a cornerstone in the growing success of the HFL lacrosse program."

2023 All-Academics

  • AskinJeremy Askin - Geneva senior midfielder - St. Bonaventure
    Head Coach Jeff Dunham says: "Jeremy is a great lacrosse player and an excellent young man. Jeremy holds down a 97% average while taking a variety of advanced, college level courses. He is also a devoted member of several school clubs and organizations, including the National Honor Society and Link Crew. He serves as a peer mentor to a number of freshmen at Geneva High School and is an active volunteer in our youth lacrosse program. Unlike many teams, we don`t have a viable #2 option at the position so Jeremy has taken over 95% of our faceoffs this year. In addition to his giant workload at the faceoff X, Jeremy is also one of our top scorers with 39 points so far this season. Jeremy is a tremendous all-around lacrosse player." 

  • CookBen Cook - Honeoye Falls-Lima senior defenseman - RIT
    Head Coach Eric Goodberlet says: "Ben Cook is responsible, fair, and caring. He is a great citizen and not only lives by compliance with laws, rules and regulations, he expects that of his teammates as well. His loyalty, commitment and work ethic are of the highest quality. On the field he is our best individual cover defender. He always guards the best attackman on the opposing team. He is our vocal leader on the field. He is always the first one in the locker room and the last one to leave. His lacrosse IQ and overall analysis of his opponent was and is an asset to our team. We have continued to get better and better this season, week by week with his leadership."

  • DeRosaAnthony DeRosa - Webster Schroeder senior midfielder - RIT
    Head Coach Don Manard says, "Anthony has been a two-year captain for the Schroeder lacrosse team as well as a captain in the football and basketball teams the last two seasons. Anthony is always helping out younger players develop as he put together a wall ball routine for the team to do prior to practice. A true leader not only in the class room but on the field. He is that guy who wants the ball when the game is on the line and will leave it all on the field until his tank is empty. He does the same in the classroom with 98 average and is graduating cum laude this spring. "

  • GarrowAlex Garrow - Wayne senior midfielder - Nazareth
    Head Coach John Hanss says, "Alex is a tremendous young man. He is a natural born leader. He has excelled at the varsity level in multiple sports for his entire high school career, but most notably in lacrosse. As a very goal oriented young man, he strives to meet them but does not put himself over the team. This year, his senior season, he has seen one of his teammates reach and exceed the 100-goal mark. Close to the milestone himself, he has cheered for and supported his teammates but on the field he is looking to move the ball and assist on goals rather than trying to do to much in attempts to score goals for his own personal accolades."

  • RyanCam Ryan - Victor senior defenseman - Syracuse
    Head Coach Dan Stone says, "Cam Ryan is a student-athlete any coach would welcome to his program. He is a three-sport team captain who has helped his team's achieve considerable success through his "We>Me" mentality. Cam is a three-time Sectional Champion (basketball 2x, lacrosse 1x) a State Finalist in lacrosse, and a State Champion in basketball. His efforts have earned him 2nd Team All-County honors in basketball and lacrosse, and First Team recognition in football, all with limited time through his junior and senior seasons. At this time next year Cam will be competing for the Syracuse Orange Men's Lacrosse team."

  • SchembriAdam Schembri - Penfield senior midfielder - Mercyhurst
    Head Coach John Schembri says, "He truly is a special young man. As a coach you ask your players to leave the program better than when they arrived, and Adam has done that in every way possible while being a dominant force on the field. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to coach a young man with the character, integrity, grit, tenacity and humility that he displays, and I am even more proud that I get to call him my son."

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2024 Rochester Chapter Senior Games

The Rochester Chapter of USA Lacrosse recently announced the14th Annual Herb Fitch and Chris Barnes Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Thursday, June 15th at Victor High School. The boys' game will start at 8:00 PM and the girls' play at 6:00 PM.

All Star Game"The Herb Fitch Lacrosse Senior All Star Games are in memoriam of Herbert T. Fitch who is a member of the Greater Rochester Hall of Fame as well as the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame. Herb was involved in the game for over 45 years as a player, coach, and official. He was a standout at Geneva High School that went on to compete and excel at Hobart College from 1938-1942. As well as being an amazing contributor to the game he was also a business owner and the mayor of Penn Yan. Herb loved this great game and watching the growth through the dedication of young athletes such as the ones selected for the Senior All Star games." (Chapter announcement)

Chris Barnes was a teacher and coach in Webster. He started coaching the girls lacrosse at Schroeder in the late 1990s and then in 2003 started the program at Thomas. His team won a Section V title in 2006. After two years fighting colon cancer, he died at 52 in 2018.

There is also a free "Future All-Stars Youth Clinic" for boys and girls K-6. Registration link.

The List of invited players can be found here.

The Final teams are: All Star Game Red Team

The Final teams: All Star Game blue Team


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McQuaid Wins State Title

DAY IN REVIEW: SATURDAY - There were two games played on the last game of the season and at stake were NYS Championships. McQuaid Jesuit was an 8-7 overtime winner over Farmingdale (Section VIII). South Side (Section VIII) defeated Victor, also in overtime by a score of 12-11. 

McQuaid Champs

FARMINGDALE-7 at MCQUAID JESUIT-8 in overtime in a NYS Championship game - After winning their first Sectional Title and entering their first NYS Championship, the Knights were considered by many as the underdogs to Farmingdale of Section VII who boast some exceptional individual players. 

McQuaid scored the first two goals as AJ Quagrello scored on passes from Jon Harding and Liam Palmer. Senior attackman Caden Lennon who is headed to Bryant next year scored for the Dalers and the first quarter ended at 2-1.

Star attackman, Brendan O`Keefe (Albany) had a big second quarter, scoring two unassisted goals and assisting on another. As the score went back and forth, McQuaid saw two goals from Vincenzo Giangreco (one with an assist from John Harding). The half ended in a 4-4 tie.

The Third quarter saw two unanswered goals from McQuaid, the first by Eoin Meyer from Harding on a feed to the crease, and the second on a bull dodge by JP Gianforti. After three quarters McQuaid led 6-4.

McQuaid JesuitWill DiMarco driving from behind and then feeding to Harding gave the Knights another goal and a three point lead at 9:36. After that, the next three goals were from the Dalers. Cuinn Sunde received the ball on the crease from O`Keefe at 7:49 and less than minute later O~Keefe scored on a sweep. Farmingdale scored after picking the ball up in front of the crease to tie the game at 7-7. Both teams had an opportunity to score in regulation, but with saves by both Gordon and James Caputo, the teams remained tied, forcing overtime.

After shots by O`Keefe (one wide and one big save by Gordon), McQuaid moved the ball down field and with 0:27 left in overtime, sophomore face off midfielder Domenic Giangreco scored the game-winner to give the Knights their first State Championship. Scoring for McQuaid were John Harding (3a), Giangreco (3g), AJ Quagrello (2g), Will DiMarco (1g), Eoin Meyer (1g), JP Gianforti (1g). Will Gordon in the cage 12/7ga. (unofficial). Scoring for Farmingdale were Michael Aiello (3g-2a), Cole DiPietro (2g-1a), Liam Livingston (2g-2a), Cullen Lynch (3g), Griffin Mills (1g), Owen West (1g), Goaltending: Michael Muscarella 6s/11ga = 35% (48 mins). Faceoffs: Michael Melkonian 17W/8L = 68%.        [ BOX SCORE

SOUTH SIDE-12 at VICTOR-11 in overtime in a NYS Championship game - The Victor Blue Devils, who after the third quarter, held a 9-5 lead over South Side (Section VIII), saw a determined Cyclone offense score five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter and eventually tying at 11-11 sending the game into overtime. There, in the first minute, Cole DiPietro scored the winning goal on a feed from Liam Livingston to end the game and disappoint the Blue Devils for the second year in a row.

Victor took an early lead up 4-2 at the end of the first quarter on two goals by Tanner Radogna and two from Jack Herendeen. Brody Secker scored the first of his three goals at the top of the second and twenty seconds later Matt Langan score the first of his two goals on a feed from Aiden Clinkscales who ended the game with (1g-2a). South Side ended the scoring for the half with Victor up 6-3.

Still in control, eighth grader Eli Ricci won his faceoff and raced to the goal at the start of the third quarter and then after a very quiet period Secker scored again taking the score to 8-3. Shortly thereafter, Cullen Lynch scored two in a row, including one from behind his back and 15 yards off the crease. Clinkscales  received a cross field pass from Herendeen to end the third quarter with the blue Devils up 9-5.

EU-E at Bat-NDAfter three minutes of transition and a couple of saves at both ends of the field, South Side scored an amazing five unanswered goals in the span of five minutes to take their first lead of the game. Michael Aiello (3g-2a) and Lynch both scored unassisted goals, followed by a pair from Liam Livingston (2g-2a) and final goal from Cole DiPietro (2g-1a) who received a clearing pass after coming through the substitution area. The Cyclones were up 10-9, but at the 2:50 mark, long stick middie Matt Langan scored on a cross field pass from Clinkscales and less than a minute later Jackson Mead (1g-1a) scored on a pass from Herendeen to tie and then give Victor the lead with 1:30 left in regulation. In yet another amazing play, Aiello circled the back of the cage and with less than one second left on the clock he shot while falling down and put the ball in the upper corner for the 11-11 tie and overtime. On the first possession DiPietro scored the game winner.

Scoring for McQuaid  John Harding (3a), Giangreco (3g), AJ Quagrello (2g), Will DiMarco (1g), Eoin Meyer (1g), JP Gianforti (1g). Will Gordon in the cage 12/7ga. (Unofficial), Scoring for Farmingdale were  Michael Aiello (3g-2a), Cole DiPietro (2g-1a), Liam Livingston (2g-2a), Cullen Lynch (3g), Griffin Mills (1g), Owen West (1g), Goaltending: Michael Muscarella 6s/11ga = 35% (48 mins). Faceoffs: Michael Melkonian 17W/8L = 68%.         [ BOX SCORE


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GVLOA Honors Team Sportsmanship

The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association (GVLOA) provides officials for all of the the boys lacrosse teams in Section V and recently handed out their annual Steven R. Morgan Sportsmanship Awards to one team in each Class.

The award is given to a team that exemplifies sportsmanship at the coaches’ level, the players level, and the fans level.  Officials vote after every game by the officials at the game. Peter McCabe, newly elected President, made presentations for GVLOA.

The Class A award was given to Fairport and Head Coach Mike Torrelli. The Class B award was given to Gate Chili and Head Coach Cam Gormel. The Class C award was given to Batavia-Notre Dame and Head Coach Jim Dillon and the Class D award was given to Aquinas and Head Coach Tarry Corcoran and accepted by the team captains.

GVLOA Sportsmanship


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McQuaid and Victor Are In the Championships

DAY IN REVIEW: WEDNESDAY - Section V went two for four in the Western Semifinals as McQuaid beat Liverpool 10-5 and Victor beat Vestal 17-6. Aquinas lost to a strong team from Marcellus and Jamesville-DeWitt defeated HFL.

AQ at MarcMARCELLUS-15 at AQUINAS-8 - In the first game of the day at SUNY Cortland, Aquinas (16-6) played a very skilled Marcellus (Section III) team and lost 15-8. The Mustangs took a 4-1 lead in the first quarter and led 6-3 at the half, but the second half belonged to Marcellus as they scored nine second half goals while hold Aquinas to five. Sophomore midfielder Nick Rayfields owned the day, scoring seven goals and three assists for the 19-1 Mustangs who will move on to the finals where they will play Cold Spring Harbor, who defeated them in the finals last year. Scoring for Aquinas (16-6) were Tano Auriuso (4g-2a), Carter Wegman (2g), Jack Bell (1g) Noah Olbrich (1a) Dom Siesto (1a), and Jake Guggino (1g). Scoring for Marcellus were Jimmy Cox (2g-1a), Adam Rayfield (2g-2a), Chris Doshna II (2g-2a), Nick Rayfield (7g-3a), Donavan Fraher (3a), Dieter Steigerwald (1g), Henry Lawrence (1g). Quenten Polkowski (9s/8ga/48 mins)         [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

McQ vs LiverpoolLIVERPOOL-5 at MCQUAID JESUIT-10 - The Knights scored four unanswered goals in the first quarter and led 6-2 at the half. Leading the scoring for McQuaid Jesuit (19-2) were John Harding (3g-1a), Vincenzo Giangreco (2g), Dom Giangreco (1g), Benton Paladino (1a), Liam Palmer (1g), AJ Quagrello (2g), and JP Gianforti (1g). Facing off for McQuaid Jesuit were JP Gianforti with 7+/1- = 88%, and Domenic Giangreco with 10+/1- = 91%. In the goal for McQuaid Jesuit, senior Will Gordon recorded 13s/5ga = 72% (48 mins). Scoring for Liverpool (10-10) were

Victor - Vestalfreshman attackman Matthew Herendeen who both scored their first Varsity goal in the game. The game went to running time in the third quarter. Leading the scoring for Victor (18-3) were freshman attackman Jackson Mead (6g), senior attackman Jack Herendeen (5a), senior midfielder Aiden Clinkscales (3g-2a), and junior midfielder Brody Secker (2g-2a). Facing off for Victor was 8th grade Eli Ricci with 8+/2- = 80%. Ricci scored his 100th career faceoff win in the game. Victor senior goaltender Parker Erwin recorded 4s/1ga = 80% (34 mins). Scoring for Vestal were Michael Hogan (1g), Braden Mcmahon (1g-1a), Sammy Baek (2g), Xavier Shuler (1g), and Tucker Zostant (1g). Victor now moves on to the State Championship on Saturday at Hofstra where they will play South Side (Section VIII) at 3:00 PM.      [ BOX SCORE]  - - More images in the photo gallery.

HFL-JDJD-22 at HFL-7 - The game started out closely with JD taking a 4-3 first quarter lead, but then they exploded, scoring seven in the second, five in the third and six in the fourth quarters while holding the Cougars to four. Senior A/M Samuel Brazell led the Rams offense with (8g-3a). Scoring for HFL (19-3) were Marco Vengoechea (3g), Quinn Kailbourne (1g-1a), Owen Smith (1g), Patrick Donahoe (1g), Chase Perryman (1g-1a), and Drew Angelo (1a). Scoring for JD were Benjamin Porter (1g), Lucas Patchen (2g-2a), Andrew Laubenstein (3g-2a), Alexander Carolin (1g), Samuel Brazell (8g-3a), Graham Kesselring (2g), Eli Goldberg (1g-1a), Nick Miller (1a), Miles Patchen (1g), Ryan Babikan (1g), Jackson King (1g), Brody Kesselring (1g). Next up for Jamesville-DeWitt (19-2) is a trip to Hofstra for their championship game with Bayport-Blue Point at 5:30 PM.     [ BOX SCORE


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Clean Sweep for Section V

DAY IN REVIEW: SATURDAY - There were quarterfinal games played today in the NYSPHSAA Lacrosse Tournaments and Section V teams won each game.

McQuaid vs OPMCQUAID JESUIT-13 vs ORCHARD PARK-6 - In the Class A game, held in Section VI at Williamsville East High School, Vincenzo Giangreco (1g-4a), scored just twelve second into the game on a feed from John Harding (3g-1a).  After goals by Will Engle (1g) and Harding, the Quakers scored their first goal, at 4:12 when senior midfielder Mike Pietrantoni ripped a long shot from front center. McQuaid scored four more goals in less than a minute and a half and led at the end of the quarter 7-1. The Knights saw more than an equal share as the result of faceoffs by JP Giaqnforti (1g) and Domenic Giangreco (1a) who both recorded 7+/4- (64%).

McQuaid vs OPAfter Will DeMarco (2g-3g) scored on a pass from AJ Quagrello (3g-1a), Orchard Park scored their second goal on a drive from behind the cage by junior attackman Justin Relosky. The Quakers scored once more, with 22 seconds in the half as Logan Warn found Luke Danna on the wing and the half ended with the Knights up 8-3.

Dana scored again of OP at the top of the third on a feed from Owen Wright and a strong, outside sidearm shot taking the scored to 8-4, but shortly thereafter, McQuaid returned with three goals to end the quarter up 11-4. Both teams scored two goals in the last quarter. The knights now move on the NYS semifinals at SUNY Cortland on Wednesday where they will play Liverpool (Section III) at 4:00 PM. senior midfielder Liam Palmer (2g) also scored for McQuaid Jesuit (18-2). Victor vs Niagara WheatfieldMcQuaid senior goalie Will Gordon made 13s/6ga = 68% (48 mins). [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

VICTOR-16 vs NIAGARA-WHEATFIELD-4 - Although the Falcons (11-7) scored the first goal in the game , the Blue Devils scored three before Niagara-Wheatfield scored again. The quarter saw Victor up 4-2 and then scored thirteen unanswered goals spanning the into the fourth quarter when they began running time. Victor will play Vestal (Section IV) at 5:30 on Wednesday. Senior midfielder Aiden Clinkscales (2g-2a) reached his 50th career goal and junior midfielder Mason Debottis (1g) scored his first Varsity goal in the game. Others scoring for Victor (17-3) were Jack Herendeen (4a), Christian Besaw (4g), Jackson Mead (4g), Brody Secker (3g-1a), Tanner Radogna (1g-1a), and Dante Pezzimenti (1a). Facing off for Victor was junior JT Ricci with 10+/2- = 83%, and 8th grade Eli Ricci with 8+/0- = 100%. In the goal for Victor was senior Parker Erwin with 3s/2ga = 60% (36 mins), and junior Landon Tantillo with 4s/0ga = 100% (7 mins). Scoring one goal each for Niagara-Wheatfield were senior attackmen Matthew Siejka and Dakota Ferguson, junior midfielder Savino Geracci and Freshman Rahihtehawihs Printup.      [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Victor vs Niagara WheatfieldAQUINAS-18 vs CHENANGO VALLEY-6 - Aquinas whose seven seniors had graduation ceremonies in the morning, went right to work ending the first quarter up 6-1 and then added another six goals to lead at the half 12-3. Junior attackman Noah Olbrich (2g) reached his 150th career goal in the game. Others making the offensive book for Aquinas (16-5) include Tano Auriuso (5g-3a), Jake Guggino (4g),Dom Siesto (2a), Ethan Copeland (2g), Gio Valerie, and Carter Wegman (3g). In the goal for Aquinas was sophomore Jake Gibson with 7s/6ga = 54% (48 mins).Next up for Aquinas is the semifinal round at SUNY Cortland at 3:00 where they will play Marcellus (Section III). There was no information available for Chenango Valley (14-4) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

Victor vs Niagara WheatfieldHFL-15 at JOHNSON CITY-4 - Nine different players scored goals for HFL including Quinn Kailbourne (1g-5a) reached his 50th career assist. The Cougars held the Wildcats scoreless in the first half while scoring fourteen of their own. The second half started in running time, but the Cougars scored only one more goal, while the Wildcats scored four. Others scoring for HFL (19-2) were Chase Perryman (2g-5a), Grady Goodberlet (4g-1a),Mathew Brassie (1g), Patrick Donahoe (1g), Owen Smith (3g), Marco Vengoechea (1g-1a), Alex Steinhoff (1a), and Madut Mathuc (1g). Facing off for HFL was Ben Cook with 2+/1- = 67%, and Carsen Montone with 13+/7- = 65% and in the goal freshman Jason Bennett recorded 4s/0ga = 100% (24 mins) including his 100th career save.HFL will take on Jamesville-DeWitt in the semifinal round at SUNY Cortland (6:30 PM). There was no information available for Johnson City (5-13) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE


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Section V Wins Both Out-bracket Games in Buffalo

DAY IN REVIEW: WEDNESDAY - The two out-bracket games were played in Section VI at Williamsville East High School today and Section V won both the Class C (HFL) and Class D (Aquinas) games. The teams will now move to Maine Endwell High School on Saturday for the quarterfinal round of the NYSPHSAA tournaments.

Akron vs AQHFL-12 at LAKE SHORE/SILVER CREEK-7 - Freshman attackman Grady Goodberlet scored eight goals to lead the Cougars to a 12-7 win over Lake Shore/Silver Creek. HFL started slowly, with two unanswered goals by Goodberlet from Quinn Kailbourne(4g-2a) and Kailbourne from Chase Perryman (5a). The Cougars scored three more at the top of the second, leading 5-0 and the then the Eagles saw unassisted goals from Broady Himelein (2g-2a) and Raymond Cortes II (2g) to enter the half with HFL up 5-2. The third quarter was the busiest with HFL scoring six Akron vs AQand the Eagles scoring two.  The last quarter belonged Lake Shore who scored three and HFL scoing one. Drew Angelo, who won 14+/4- (81%) at the faceoff "X" also had two assists. Owen Smith and Mathews Brassie each added an assist for HFL.

Scoring for Lake Shore/Silver Creek (16-2) were Brody Himelein (2g-2a), Kolten Bonafede (2g), Keion Beaver (1g), and Raymond Cortes II (2g). Next up for HFL is a Saturday trip to the NYS quarterfinals at Maine Endwell High School (Section IV) where they will play Johnson City (5-12) at 6:00 PM.     [ BOX SCORE]

Akron vs AQAQUINAS-13 at AKRON-10 - Aquinas took a 6-3 first quarter lead and traded three goals with the Tigers in the second quarter giving Aquinas a 9-6 lead at the half. The first quarter run was enough as both teams scored four goals in the second half. Scoring for Aquinas (15-5) were Noah Olbrich (3g-1a), Tano Auriuso (6g-2a), Jake Guggino (3g-2a), Dom Siesto (1a), and Carter Wegman (1g). Scoring for Lake Shore/Silver Creek (16-2) were Brody Himelein (2g-2a), Kolten Bonafede (2g), Keion Beaver (1g), and Raymond Cortes II (2g). Aquinas will move on to the NYS quarterfinals at Maine-Endwell High School on Saturday with a 4:00 PM game against Chenango Valley (14-4).      [ BOX SCORE


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Victor Takes Class B with 9-6 Win

 SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Victor defeated Irondequoit 9-6 tonight in the Class B Championship to win their tenth Title and second in a row.  The game was close for the first half, Irond vs Victor before the Blue Devils pulled ahead in the second half and held off a small push by Irondequoit in the middle of the fourth.  Senior attackman Jack Herendeen finished with 2g-2a and was named the All-Tournament MVP.  Much like the earlier game of the evening, this game was a defensive battle.  Both goalies, Irondequoit's Sven Habitzreuther and Victor's Parker Erwin were named to the All-Tournamanet team.  Both Habitzreuther and Erwin recorded 10 saves for their respective teams.  Offensively for the Eagles, Jonah Carrier finished with 3g to head his team; in addition to being named to the All-Tournament Team, it was also announced tonight that he was named the Section V Offensive Player of the Year.  

Irond vs VictorThe first quarter saw a flurry of scoring with both teams putting three into the back of the cage.  Irondequoit scored the opener with Carrier scoring unassisted less than a minute into the contest.  Three minutes later Victor scored their first goal.  Tanner Radogna scored with an outside shot (assisted by Brody Secker).  Secker finished with 1g-1a and was named to the All-Tournament team for the Blue Devils.  Victor took their first lead of the game 2-1 with Jackson Mead scoring the first of his two goals.  The play started after Christian Beasaw caught the ball behind the cage after a missed shot.  He quickly turned the ball around to Mead along the left side the crease.  Irondequoit did not let the lead last long as they scored on the ensuing face-off with Carrier adding another unassisted goal to his count.  With 6:25 remaining, the score was tied 2-2.  Each team added a single goal before the end of the quarter.  Victor scored first with long-stick Cam Ryan scoring from a fast-break after a broken Irond vs Victorclear by the Blue Devils.  Irondequoit`s was also scored during fast-break.  Sophomore Dylan Carey scooped up the loose ball near his defensive restraining line and ran all the way up the field.  He then assisted junior Ryan Avery for the goal.  The score was tied 3-3 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, each team added one goal.  Victor took another lead with the first goal in man-up.  Christian Besaw scored the first of his 2g-1a with a feed from Aiden Clinkscales only 0:32 into the quarter.  The majority of the quarter was back and forth with both teams having a chance at the cage and both defenses standing strong.  Irondequoit's goal was scored with 0:08 remaining on the clock.  Carrier scored his third goal with another unassisted goal.  This time with a straight drive at the goal from the top.  The score remained tied (4-4) going into halftime.

Irond vs VictorMuch like the second, the third quarter was a defensive battle.  Only a single goal was scored with Victor going back on top 5-4.  Herendeen got his first point with an assist to Secker.  All four of his points were in the second half.  In the fourth quarter, Victor came out swinging and added two more goals before Irondequoit responded.  Herendeen assisted another goal, this one to Besaw. This was followed quickly by Mead's second goal of the night (unassisted).  The Blue Devils' had their largest lead of the night with 9:58 left on the clock (7-4).

Irondequoit attempted a comeback with back-to-back scoring.  Cooper Moore scored the first goal and then turned around to assist the second (Oliver Grisdale scoring).  However, it was not enough and Victor`s Herendeen tacked on to more goals to close out the game and send Victor to the State Tournament.

Additional players named to the All-Tournament Team included Drew Williamee (Canandaigua), Zachary Ajauananda (Spencerport), Cam Miller (Irondequoit), Cooper Moore (Irondequoit), Cam Ryan (Victor) and Brody Secker (Victor).


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McQuaid Jesuit Wins First Block


McQuaid Jesuit scored the final four goals of the game spanning the entire second half to secure their first ever Section Five Title.  The Black Knights Penf vs McQuaidhave been to the Finals three times in program history (including last year's 9-5 loss vs. Pittsford), but this was their first time taking home the Title.  The game was a defensive battle with McQuaid Jesuit winning 6-4 over Penfield.  Penfield sophomore goalie Mason Schembri and McQuaid Jesuit senior goalie Will Gordon were both named to the All-Tournament team.  Schembri finished with 10 saves and Gordon finished with 7 saves.  Offensively, Adam Schembri (2g-1a) led for the Patriots and John Harding (2a) led for the Knights.  Both were named to the All-Tournament team with Harding being named the Class A MVP.

Penf vs McQuaidThe game started off with Penfield scoring back-to-back goals.  Schembri assisted the first goal with Christian Brown (1g-1a) scoring.  Three minutes later, he scored the goal with an outside shot that found the back of the net.  McQuaid Jesuit responded with two of their own to the tie the game at 2-2.  The first was scored by JP Gianforti and the second by Will DiMarco.  DiMarco scored his goal after scooping up the ball on the crease and finished into the back of the net.  The Patriots added one more goal before the end of the quarter.  Ethan Aust scored with a feed from Zach Shores.  The Patriots led 3-2 after twelve minutes.

Penf vs McQuaidIn the second quarter, Penfield scored the only goal.  Schembri scored with an assist from Brown; Brown fed the ball into a tight crease and Schembri was able to score with an underhand shot.  Penfield extended their lead to 4-2 going into halftime.

The second half belonged to the Knights.  McQuaid Jesuit scored four unanswered goals to take their first lead of the game and secure the win.  Three of the four goals were scored in the third quarter.  All three goals were assisted and the culmination of multiple quick passes.  The first ended with AJ Quagrello assisting Will Engle.  Harding assisted the second and third goals with feeds to Ryan Woodard and Domenic Giangreco. Penf vs McQuaid Giangreco, a sophomore, finished the game with 1g; however, he was demonstrative in getting the Knights the ball during the face-off draw.  McQuaid Jesuit led 5-4 after three quarters. The lone goal of the fourth quarter was scored with a drive along the top of the restraining line by Vincenzo Giangreco.  McQuaid Jesuit will move on to the NY State Tournament this weekend.

Additional players named to the All-Tournament team included Luke Fliss (Pittsford), Mitchell Monte (Fairport), Gianforti (McQuaid Jesuit), Will Engel (McQuaid Jesuit), Ryan Bowerman (Penfield), Ethan Aust (Penfield).


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Aquinas Takes Class D Championship

AQUINAS-14 at PENN YAN-11 -Aquinas defeated Penn Yan to gain their second Section V Title in program history with a 14-11 win over the Mustangs. Penn Yan vs AquinasThe last time that the Li`l Irish won the title was also against Penn Yan back in 2010; in that game they snapped a 12 year winning streak for the Mustangs. This year they broke another 12 year winning streak. For the first time since the installation of the Class D Tournament, Section V is sending a different team to the State Tournament. In today’s contest the game was dominated by junior attackman Noah Olbrich. Olbrich finished the game with 8 of the 14 goals for the Li`l Irish and was named Class D All Tournament MVP. Additionally, it was announced today that he was awarded the Section V Sportsman of the Year award for the entirety of the 2024 season throughout the Section. Olbrich was instrumental in leading his team to his victor. The remainder of the scoring was mostly spread out with sophomore attackman Jake Guggino adding 2g-3a and Tano Aurisano adding 2g; both were also named to the All Tournament team. For the Mustangs, Teagan Fingar (2g-2a) and Tukker Fisher (1g-3a) led in scoring with Braden Finger (2g-1a) and Mike Gigliotti (2g-1a) also adding to the tally.Teagan Finger just reached his 100th career assist in the game. Gigliotti and Fisher were both named to the All Tournament team for Penn Yan.

Penn Yan vs AquinasThe game in general was a story of streaks. The Li`l Irish started off the game strong with the first four goals which included holding the Mustangs scoreless for the first 13 and a half minutes. Olbrich was the key to the streak with the first three goals of the contest. The first goal was scoring during a fast break off an assist from Jaiden White. The next two were both single player drives from behind the cage. The fourth Li`l Irish goal was scored by Auriuso on another fast-break. This time the assist came from Dom Siesto. The Li`l Irish led 4-0 going into the second quarter. The four-goal lead made all the difference as Penn Yan kept pace with the rest of the scoring, but could never quite catch up the Aquinas. Although they tied the game twice at 4-4 and 5-5, Aquinas never trailed throughout the game.

Penn Yan vs AquinasPenn Yan demonstrated their offensive talent in the opening six minutes of the second quarter with four straight goals of their own. Tukker Fisher was the key to this portion of the Mustang offense when he assisted the first two and scored the third goal. The first two were both scored by Teagan Fingar. With 10:24 remaining on the clock, Fisher pushing inside and dumping the ball off to Fingar. The second and third goals of the run were both fast-break goals with Fingar scoring (from Fisher) and Fisher scoring (from Fingar). The 4-4 goal came at 6:43 with Gigliotti driving from behind the cage and looking to the crease where Collin Bacher finished into the back of the net. The next goal was scored only 0:08 later with a face-off fast-break by Olbrich (assisted by Guggino), to keep the Li`l Irish in the lead. Play continued and Penn Yan responded again with Fingar assisted Bacher on the crease. With 4:50 remaining in the second quarter, the score was tied 5-5. It was last time that Aquinas did not outright lead the game. The Li`l Irish finished out the half with three unanswered goals. Guggino scored from a mid-range shot, followed quickly by an inside feed from Guggino to Ethan Copeland on the crease. The last goal was an unassisted goal by Auriuso. Aquinas led 8-5 going into the halftime break.

Penn Yan vs AquinasIn the second half, every time that Penn Yan attempted a run to bring the score closer, Aquinas was able to stop the run with scoring of their own. Bryant VanHousen scored the opener for Penn Yan with a man-up goal with 9:35 left. Olbrich responded with back-to-back goals to increase the Li`l Irish lead to 10-6. Once gain, Penn Yan attempted to push for a come back. This time with scoring from VanHousen and Bryant; both scored with drives from behind the cage. This time the scoring was broken up by a goal from Jaiden White (assisted by Carter Wegman). The third quarter ended with Aquinas leading 11-8. In the final quarter, Fingar led off with two goals. This pulled the game to within a single point (11-10); however, the Li`l Irish had other plans. They added three of their own (two unassisted goals by Olbrich and an unassisted goal from Jack Bell) to secure the Championship. The final point of the game was scored by Penn Yan with Teagan Fingar scoring with a feed from Braden Fingar; however, it was not enough and the Li`l Irish held off the ball for the final two minutes to secure their second title.

Penn Yan vs AquinasAnother key component of the win for Aquinas came in between the pipes. Sophomore goalie Jake Gibson finished with 14 saves in the contest including his 300th career save. Gibson was joined by defenseman TJ Geyer in being named to the All-Tournament team for Aquinas. For the Mustangs, defenseman Hunter Sheehan was named to the team. Rounding out the team was senior midfielder Brayen VanHousen (Penn Yan), as well as attackman Griffin Hilimere (Mynderse) and midfielder Tariku Blueye (Marcus Whitman) from the Semi-Final matchups. The Li`l Irish move on to the State Tournament with the Out-Bracket game on Wednesday the 29th playing Akron (Section VI).   [ BOX SCORE]  - - More images in the photo gallery.


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HFL Wins Section V Class C Championship


*+DAY IN REVIEW: SATURDAY - Both the Class C and D Championships were planned for Finger Lakes Community College today, but thunder and lightning storms caused great delays and in the in although the Class C game was won by Honeoye Falls-Lima, the Class D championship was moved to Sunday at 10:30 AM at FLCC.

HFL vs Pal-MacHoneoye Falls-Lima took the lead in the second quarter and held off multiple advances by Pal-Mac to win the Class C Championship today at FLCC.  The game lasted nearly five hours with multiple stoppages for weather related issues.  The key to the game was possession time and the Cougars had the most of it.  Face-off midfielder and All-Tournament Team MVP Drew Angelo was the key for HFL.  He finished the game with 4g and won a substantial percentage of the face-off draws.  Other big scorers for HFL included Chase Perryman (4a) and Grady Goodberlet (4g), both were placed onto the All-Tournament Team.  Additional scoring came from Marco Vengoechea (3g), Matthew Brassie (2g-1a) and Quinn Kailbourne (1g-1a).  For Pal-Mac, their scoring came from Jackson Dennie (4g), Keagan Hoesterey (3g-1a) and Max Hill (3g), all three named to the All-Tournament Team.  A stand-out for the Red Raiders was goalie Peyton Lich.  He finished the game with an impressive 20 saves.

HFL vs Pal-MacHFL opened the scoring with an inside feed from Smith to Angelo with 9:09 left on the clock.  Less than 30 seconds later, the Red Raider tied the game for the first time.  Hoesterey scored the first of his three with a drive down the right side of the field.  A minute later HFL took back their lead with back to back goals.  Quinn Kailbourne and Vengoechea both scored unassisted with single player drives to the goal.  The Red Raiders responded with a pair of their own goals to tie the game for the second time.  Dennie scored the first off an inside feed from Hoesterey.  Less than a minute later, Dennie scored on a fast break.  Each team added one more goal to end the first quarter.  HFL`'s Goodberlet and PM`s Hill each added a single goal.  The score was tied for the third time at 4-4 going into the first quarter break.

In the second quarter, Pal-Mac scored the first goal to take their only lead of the game.  Hoesterey scored with a strong independent effort to the goal.  The Red Raiders led for 20 seconds before HFL scored again to tie the game for the fourth time.  HFL then went on a run of five goals and took over the pace of the game.  The first two were unassisted goals from Patrick Donahoe and Angelo.  The second two were both assisted by Perryman with goals to Kailbourne and Vengoechea.  Both teams added one more goal with Pal-Mac seeing scoring from Hill and HFL`s Goodberlet scoring for the Cougars.  HFL led 10-6 going into halftime.

HFL vs Pal-MacThe third quarter was nearly all HFL.  They added another five straight goals while holding Pa-Mac scoreless until the final seconds of the quarter.  The third quarter also began the rain delays.  HFL scored the first two goals (Angelo and Goodberlet) before the first rain delay.  After a significant pause, the game restarted.  HFL came out of the break with another three goal stretch.  The Cougars increased their lead to 15-6 before Pal-Mac scored to break the streak.  The Red Raiders goal was scored by Hoesterey.  The third quarter ended 15-7.

The beginning of the fourth continued the Red Raider run with another four goals by Pal-Mac.  Scoring came from Branden Thomas and three goals from Dennie.  The Red Raiders had pulled the score to 15-11 before the second weather break came.  The second came with just over 7 minutes left on the clock.  HFL vs Pal-MacThe game was paused after the Pal-Mac goal and the game restarted with a face-off.  Angelo continued his dominance and won the ensuing draw to give the Cougars the ball.  They continued to hold off for most of the last seven minutes (including a man-up period).  The Red Raiders had two more chances at the cage, but could not convert.  A late goal with 1:31 on the clock finished up the scoring.

Rounding out the All-Tournament picks in Class C were Pal-Mac defenseman Carson Lich, HFL defenseman Grant Peinkofer, HFL LSM Owen Smith, Geneva midfielder Jeremy Askin and Livonia-Avon goalie Colton Rose.  The Cougars move on to the NYS State Out Bracket game on Wednesday at Williamsville East.


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Pal-Mac and HFL win for trip to the Championships

DAY IN REVIEW: WEDNESDAY - There were four games played today and one was a close one. In Class C, Pal-Mac (#1) was a 4-3 winner over Livonia-Avon. They will Play HFL (#2) who beat Geneva today. In Class D Aquinas (#1) beat Marcus Whitman and will play Penn Yan (#2) who beat Mynderse today.

Livonia vs Pal-MacLIVONIA-AVON-3 at PAL-MAC-4 - Pal-Mac stepped up in the fourth quarter to defeat Livonia-Avon 4-3.  In a game that was plagued with penalties, the teams both had multiple attempts at extra-man offense.  The Red Raiders converted on two of their attempts while the Lakers could not convert on any of their attempts.  The man-down defense for Pal-Mac was a key factor of their win.  Livonia-Avon's junior goalie Colton Rose was stellar in the cage.  He finished with 12 recorded saves with many saves being amazing displays of athleticism.  Offensively, for the Red Raiders, Keagan Hoesterey was the standout with a hand in every goal of the night.  He finished with 3g-1a.... [This story continues here]          [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Penn Yan vs Maynderse

MYNDERSE-3 at PENN YAN-14 - Second seeded Penn Yan (12-5) has won every game with Mynderse since 2003 so winning was not a great surprise, but this year, Mynderse (11-7) had a greatly improved season and so the score was a little disappointing for the Blue Devils. Leading the scoring for Penn Yan were Braden Fingar (4g-2a), Tukker Fisher (5g), and Teagan Fingar (2g-2a). Penn Yan goalie Aiden Griffiths recorded 6s/2ga = 75% (42 mins). Scoring for Mynderse were junior attackman Griffin Hilimire (1g), senior midfielder Carson Montoney (1g), junior attackman Jack Brady (1g), and senior attackman Lucas Stevers (1a).            [ BOX SCORE

Geneva vs HFLGENEVA-5 at HFL-17 - Eight different players scored goals for HFL(16-2) including Grady Goodberlet (5g), Chase Perryman (4g-1a), Quinn Kailbourne (3g-1a), Owen Smith (1g-3a), and senior face off midfielder Drew Angelo (1g-1a)who won 16+/8- = 67%.  There was no report from Geneva (13-5) at post-time. Next up for the Cougars (#2) is top seeded Pal-Mac on Saturday.       [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery. 

MARCUS WHITMAN-6 at AQUINAS-17 - The dominating Aquinas offense scored thirteen goals in the first half. Leading the scoring for Aquinas (13-5) were Noah Olbrich (5g-4a), Jake Guggino (4g-4a), and Tano Auriuso (5g-1a). In the goal for Aquinas was sophomore Logan Schimmel who made 3s/1ga = 75% (10 mins), and freshman Phil Wegman with 1s/0ga = 100% (2 mins) and Jake Gibson with 2s/5ga (36 mins). Leading the scoring for Marcus Whitman (8-10) were sophomore midfielder Tariku Blueye (1g-5a), sophomore attackman Ayden Clark (2g), and junior midfielder Logan Storms (1g).        [ BOX SCORE


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Its Victor/Irondequoit and McQuaid/Penfield in Finals

DAY IN REVIEW: FRIDAY - The semifinals for both Classes A and B were played tonight and it will be Victor vs Irondequoit in the Class B Championship and McQuaid vs Penfield in the Class A Championship on Tuesday.

Irond at CanadFAIRPORT-5 vs PENFIELD-12 - The game was close for three quarters but five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter including four in a two-minute period. Leading the scoring for Penfield (12-6) were senior attackman Ethan Aust (5g-2a), senior attackman Zach Shores (2g-2a), and sophomore attackman Brodie Joyce (2g-1a) who reached his 50th career goal in the game. Facing off for Penfield was senior Nikolai Lopatka with 10+/5- = 67%. In the goal for Penfield was sophomore Mason Schembri with 7s/5ga = 58% (43 mins). Scoring for Fairport (10-8) were Ryan Pedro (2g), Mitchell Monte (2a), Sam Pucci (2g), Andrew Crowley, (1a), Nicholas Fosegan (1a), and Michael Priddy (1g).    [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Irond at CanadSPENCERPORT-4 vs VICTOR-10 - Victor defeated Spencerport 10-4 to advance to the Championship game on Tuesday.  The Blue Devils scored the first four goals of the game and never looked back.  Although the Rangers pressed hard to finish the third, the Blue Devils were able to score the final three goals and secure the win.  Leading in scoring for the Blue was senior Jack Herendeen with 2g-4a.  Junior Brody Secker finished with 2g-2a and both Jackson Mead and Aiden Clinkscales finished with 2g.  For the Rangers Zach Tortoara finished with 2g to lead his team.  In the cage for Spencerport, senior Taylor Kaye finished with 13 saves....[ This story Continues ].      [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Irond at CanadPITTSFORD-5 vs MCQUAID JESUIT-8 - Scoring for Pittsford (8-8) were senior midfielder Luke Fliss (2g), junior attackman Brady Goetz (2a), freshman offensiveman Cole Goetz (1g), junior attackman Charlie Ryan (1g), and sophomore midfielder Avery Valenti (1g).  There was no report from McQuaid Jesuit (16-2) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Irond at CanadIRONDEQUOIT-10 vs CANANDAIGUA-6 - Irondequoit came out strong in their 10-6 win over Canandaigua.  The Eagles scored five goals in the opening quarter to take the early lead.  Leading that charge was Steven Clinkscales, who finished with 4g-1a.  The game was plagued with multiple penalties and both teams had changes at man-up.  Irondequoit finished with 4 man-up goals; while Canandaigua was only able to capitalize one single man-up goal.....[ This story Continues ].      [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.


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Players of the Week - Group 6

Section V Boys Lacrosse Coordinator Mike Simon in conjunction with the Canandaigua National Bank are, once again, sponsoring recognition of noteworthy performances throughout the season.

In our sixth group we have two seniors, and an eighth grader who have had noteworthy performances in the last week.

Offensive Player of the Week

Tano AuriusoJonah Jobson - Thomas Attack/Midfield

Jonah Jobson is an eighth grader who has a record of 20g-8a in his first year on the Varsity. Perhaps them most memorable to date is his game-winning, overtime goal when the Titans beat Rush-Henrietta last week. With less than two minutes left in the half, Jonah scored two goals in less than a minute to send the Titans into the break, down 6-7. His final goal, at 2:44 left in overtime came from a feed from Brandon Trottier.

Head Coach Rob Ruller says, "Jonah is a soft spoken eighth grader, who smiles more than he speaks.  He is always willing to do the extra work and has been a big factor in many of our games throughout the season.  To see him get that game winner was an awesome moment for the entire Thomas lacrosse family.   He comes from a long line of lacrosse members who have played for Webster.  Obviously, his dad but also his Uncles and his Grandpa played for Thomas in the early years."

Offensive Player of the Week

Tano AuriusoMelkamu Blueye - Marcus Whitman Midfielder

Melkamu Blueye score the game-winning overtime goal on a feed from Logan Storms to lift the Wildcats over Bloomfield-Honeoye last week. After returning from an injury during the season, he has been greatly responsible for five winning games for Pal-Mac.

Head Coach Mike Gorton says, "Melkamu missed several games in the middle of the season due to injury.  Since his return, we are 5-1.  Against Bloomfield he carried the team, scoring five goals, including the game winner in OT.  He also had 10 GB's and 4 takes, several of each on our offensive end to regain possession.

He is our workhorse on both ends of the field and one of the hardest workers I've ever coached."

Defensive Player of the Week

Cam RyanWill Gordon - McQuaid Goalie

Will Gordon made twenty-six saves last week as the Knights beat Fairport and Victor. With saves percentage above his average, he recorded ten saves (67%) in the Fairport game and sixteen saves (73%) in the Victor game. His career saves at McQuaid is 397 saves.

Head Coach Alex Gray says, “Will had a great week last week with a 10 saves on Tuesday and a season-high 16 saves on Thursday. He has been our starting goalie since he was a sophomore and he has improved each year. Will is a 2-year captain and has been one of the biggest leaders on our team. He has been a pleasure to coach and he leads by example through his play, his mental toughness, and commitment to his team.”

Previous Weeks:  Group 1      Group 2      Group 3     Group 4     Group 5


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Two Overtime Thrillers as Irondequoit and Spencerport Win

DAY IN REVIEW: TUESDAY - There were eight quarterfinal games played today and two were in overtime. Irondequoit was a 9-8 winner over Thomas. Spencerport was a 7-6 winner over Brighton in triple overtime. 

East at PenfieldEAST UNITED-EASTRIDGE-0 at PENFIELD-19 - Eleven different players scored goals for Penfield including Sophomore defenseman Ronan Boyle, Freshman attackman Griffin Banister, Junior defenseman Braydon Albro, and freshman defensive midfielder Aaron Hardaway who each scored their first Varsity goal. Leading the scoring for Penfield (11-6) were Brodie Joyce (5g-1a), Adam Schembri (2g-3a), and Ethan Aust (2g-1a). Penfield Senior faceoff middie Nikolai Lopatka won 7+/1- = 88% and sophomore Colin Miller won 7+/6- = 54%, reaching is 100th career win in the game. Mason Schembri recorded 2s/0ga = 100% (24 mins), and Dylan Rondeau had 4s/0ga = 100% (20 mins). East United-Eastridge finishes a very good season at 11-6.     [ BOX SCORE

GREECE STORM-2 at FAIRPORT-10 - The Red Raiders too a 6-0 halftime lead and coasted for the win with scoring from Michael Priddy (1g-2a), Mitchell Monte (1g-2a), Ryan Priddy (1g-2a),Liam Moreland (2g), and Nicholas Fosegan (2g). Junior offensiveman Makhi Farrier scored his first Varsity goal in the game. In the goal for Fairport was junior Luke Ryan with 9s/1ga = 90% (45 mins). Scoring for Greece Storm (8-9) were Andrew Hill (1g-1a), and Carter Fabian (1g)East at Penfield. Facing off for Greece Storm was sophomore Eric Odell with 11+/5- = 69%. In the goal for Greece Storm was senior goalie Jonathan Bucciarelli with 15s/10ga = 60% (48 mins). He ends his scholast career with 777saves (60%)in 2,412 minutes between the pipes.    [ BOX SCORE

CHURCHVILLE-CHILI-1 at VICTOR-16 - Ten different players scored goals for Victor (14-3) including senior attackman Jack Herendeen (2g-3a), 8th grade face off midfielder Eli Ricci (3g-2a), freshman attackman Jackson Mead (2g-2a), and senior midfielder Aiden Clinkscales (2g). Facing off for Victor was junior JT Ricci with 5+/3- = 63% and he reached his 100th career faceoff win in the game. Eighth grade midfielder Eli Ricci won 6+/0- = 100%.  Sophomore midfielder Cooper Lass scored for the Saints on a feed from attackman Dominic Hoch.   [ BOX SCORE

East at PenfieldHILTON-7 at PITTSFORD-16 - The Panthers took control early in the game and looked back as they won their ticket to the semifinals where they will play McQuaid Jesuit. Senior midfielder Luke Fliss (3g-2a) reached his 50th career goal in the game and he was joined in the offensive book by sophomore midfielder Avery Valenti (5g-1a) and senior attackman Ian Erskine (2g-1a). In the goal for Pittsford (8-7), seventh grader Bear Wehrhein recorded 7s/4ga = 64% (40 mins) and reached his 100th career save.  Scoring for Hilton (9-8) were senior attackman Luke Schindler (1g-1a), junior face off midfielder Drew O`Buck (2g), senior attackman Chase Wilson (1g), senior attackman Mitchell Wise (1g), senior face off midfielder Michael Mitrano (1g), junior midfielder Braydon Pike (1g), and senior attackman Kevin Bell (1a). Facing specialist Drew O`Buck won 8+/4- = 67%.    [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery. 

Hilton at PittsfordRUSH-HENRIETTA-7 at MCQUAID JESUIT-14 - The Royal Comets saw a fourth quarter surge to get a big closer as sophomore attackman Jackson Koopers scored and was followed by two from sophomore attackman Andrew Coleman (2g) and one from senior attackman Cody Coleman.  Junior goaltender Daniel Schmitz was credited with 24s/14ga = 63% (48 mins).   There was no report from McQuaid Jesuit (15-2) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

THOMAS-8 at IRONDEQUOIT-9 in overtime - As one would expect, senior midfielder Jonah Carrier scored the overtime game-winner at 2:43 in the first overtime period. Thomas tied the game in man-up with 3:44 left in regulation and the Titans gain control of the ball first in the overtime period. Irondequoit goalie Sven Habitzreuther mad a point-blank save and cleared the ball eventually to Carrier. Scoring for Irondequoit (14-3) were Cooper Moore (4g), Carrier (3g), and Dylan Carey (2g). Jonah Carrier won 18+/2- = 90%.  There was no report from Thomas (7-11) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

Hilton at PittsfordSCHROEDER-10 at CANANDAIGUA-14 - The first half was very close with four lead changes and ended with the teams tied at 4-4. After the break the Gray Wolves scored nine unanswered goals including the first four in a row by Marshall Bolster(4g-1a). Junior attackman Drew Williamee added (3g-2a), senior offensiveman Sean Olvany added (2g-2a), and junior attackman Mike Belles added (1g-2a). Mason DePew won 16+/8- = 67%, and freshman Peyton Fritz won 1+/0- = 100%. Schroeder (9-8) scored the last four goals of the game in under three and a half minutes. Leading the scoring were senior midfielder Anthony DeRosa (1g-5a), senior attackman Nate Schilling (4g-2a), junior midfielder Parker Brown (2g), junior attackman Brennan Robinson (1g-1a), and freshman attackman Jonny May (1g). In the goal for Schroeder was senior Steven Redlinski with 2s/1ga = 67% (6 mins).     [ BOX SCORE

East at PenfieldBRIGHTON-6 at SPENCERPORT-7 in three overtime periods - Junior midfielder Zachary Ajavananda (4g) scored the game winner with a pass from Jayden Mandarano (3a) to send the Rangers to the semifinals where they will play Victor on Friday. There were four ties in the game as the team saw 1-1 in the first quarter and 2-2 in the second. Spencerport took a one goal lead at the end of the third and Brighton freshman midfielder Tim Tourangeau (1g-1a) tied the game in the last quarter.  Scoring for Spencerport (10-7) were junior midfielder Zachary Ajavananda (4g), sophomore midfielder Zach Tortora (2g-1a), junior attackman Jayden Mandarano (3a), and junior midfielder Jamison Brown (1g-1a). In the goal for Spencerport was senior Taylor Kaye with 8s/6ga = 57% (57 mins). Scoring for Brighton (9-8) were junior attackman Miles McGuire (3g), junior midfielder Gavin Parks (1g-2a), freshman midfielder Tim Tourangeau (1g-1a), and senior attackman Aksel Stanat (1g).    [ BOX SCORE


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Quarters: All Top Seeds Move on Except One

DAY IN REVIEW: MONDAY - There were 7 games played today and all of them were won by the high seeded teams except for one. In Class C, Livonia-Avon, HFL, and Geneva will join Pal-Mac who had a bye in the quarters. In Class D, Aquinas, Marcus Whitman, Penn Yan and Mynderse won their games. Marcus Whitman (#5) defeated Bloomfield-Honeoye (#4) 10-6.

Haverling at AQNEXT UP for Class C: Livonia-Avon (#4) vs Pal-Mac (#1) and Geneva (#3) vs HFL (#2) on Wednesday.

NEXT UP for Class D: Marcus Whitman (#5) vs Aquinas (#1) and Mynderse (3) vs Penn Yan (#2) on Wednesday.

HAVERLING-2 at AQUINAS-19 - Seven different players scored goals for Aquinas including freshman midfielder Mike Martell who scored his first Varsity goal and sophomore attackman Jake Guggino (5g-3a), sophomore attackman Tano Auriuso (6g-1a), and junior attackman Noah Olbrich (3g-2a). Scoring for Haverling were junior offensiveman Gavin Price (1g), senior attackman Cameron Boyer (1g), and sophomore Warren McCormick (1a). Rams sophomore goalie McLane Stermole reached his 500th save with his 15 saves (511svs)   [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Haverling at AQMIDLAKES-RED JACKET-8 at MYNDERSE-19 - Nine different players scored goals for Mynderse (11-6) including  Griffin Hilimire (7g-5a), senior midfielder Dylan Tandle (3g-1a), and junior attackman Jack Brady (3g-0a).  There was no report from Midlakes-Red Jacket (6-11) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

NEWARK-3 at GENEVA-19 - Geneva extended their winning streak to nine wins (13-4) as nine different players scored goals including Freshman midfielder Alex Pesante who scored his first Varsity goal, sophomore attackman Ryland Dunham (8g), senior midfielder Jeremy Askin (1g-2a), junior midfielder Max Heieck (2g-1a), freshman attackman Jack Dunham (2g-1a), and freshman midfielder Max Delgado (2a). Askin won 15+/1- = 94%, and freshman Alex Pesante won 7+/3- = 70%. Geneva goalie Paul Williams had 7s/3ga = 70% (48 mins). Scoring for Newark (6-10) were sophomore attackman John Camblin (2g), sophomore offensiveman Sam Underhill (1g-1a), and senior attackman Devon Bulman (1a). Newark senior goalie Thomas Kirnie reached his 400th save with his 11 saves (407svs).   [ BOX SCORE

Haverling at AQBATAVIA-NOTRE DAME-1 at HFL-19 - Twelve different players scored goals for HFL including five players who scored their first Varsity goal: Ethan Troung, Jayden Hillegeer, Jackson Coon, Lucas Gould, and Alexander Meisenzahl. Others on the offensive list include senior attackman Chase Perryman (1g-3a), senior midfielder Rowan Lyle (3g-1a), freshman attackman Grady Goodberlet (3g), junior offensiveman Mathew Brassie (2g-1a), senior midfielder Zack Zollo (2g-1a), and senior face off midfielder Drew Angelo (2g) who won 2+/0- = 100%, and junior Carsen Montone with 15+/6- = 71%. Leading the scoring for Batavia-Notre Dame were junior Jon Smith (1g), and junior attackman Kayla Richenberg (1a).    [ BOX SCORE

WAYNE-9 at LIVONIA-AVON-14 - The Lakers scored four goals in each of the first three quarters while in their goal junior goalie Colton Rose (13s/9ga = 59% ) recorded his 200th save in a single season which is a record for the Lakers. Leading the scoring for Livonia-Avon (10-7) were 8th grade offensiveman Brayden Arber (5g), junior offensiveman Max McEnerney (3g-2a), sophomore offensiveman Nikolai Hanna (2g-1a), and junior offensiveman Henry Walters (2g). Facing off for Livonia-Avon was junior Joey Cinquino with 11+/4- = 73%, and freshman Rider VanZandt with 10+/2- = 83%.  There was no report from Wayne (7-10) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.

Haverling at AQMARCUS WHITMAN-10 at BLOOMFIELD-HONEOYE-6 - In the single upset of the tournament so far, the Wildcats had a five goal second quarter that made the difference. This dispite a three-goal surge by the Pride in just under two minutes in the last quarter took them within two goals. Leading the scoring for Marcus Whitman (8-9) were sophomore midfielder Tariku Blueye (4g), senior midfielder Melkamu Blueye (2g-1a), and senior attackman Teague Gallogly (2g). Facing off for Marcus Whitman was sophomore Cullen Kephart with 9+/8- = 53%. In the goal was sophomore Tyler Speers with 13s/6ga = 68% (48 mins). Leading the scoring for Bloomfield-Honeoye (8-9) were senior offensiveman Jonathan Nelson (2g-1a), junior midfielder Tyler Bruder (2g), and sophomore offensiveman Caleb Beadnell (1a).    [ BOX SCORE

Haverling at AQGANANDA-0 at PENN YAN-19 - Nine different players scored goals for Penn Yan including freshman attackman Cole Branach who scored his first Varsity goal in the game. Leading the scoring for Penn Yan (11-5) were junior midfielder Teagan Fingar (4g-2a), sophomore attackman Tukker Fisher (3g-2a), freshman attackman Cole Branach (1g-4a), and sophomore midfielder Braden Fingar (3g-1a). Penn Yan was freshman goalie Jaxon Jensen had 2s/0ga = 100% (24 mins), freshman Miles Ditzell had 1s/0ga = 100% (12 mins), and sophomore Aiden Griffiths had 1s/0ga = 100% (12 mins). There was no report from Gananda (5-12) at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE


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Week In Review - Week 7

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 forty-six games played last week. There are seventy-four out of section games scheduled and 74 have been played. Section V teams have won 48 and lost 26 (65%). Pal-Mac (16-0) is the only undefeated team at this point.

 Games played last week: 36  Games played this season: 307
 Leagues games played last week: 9  Out of Section games last week: 5
 Mismatched Games (>8 pts): 12  Close Games (<4 pts): 14
 Undefeated teams: 1  Games scheduled for next week: 25


Looking Back

On Monday there were five games played and one was a close one. Winners today were Geneva, Bloomfield-Honeoye, Gananda, and Greece Storm.

Wayne at HiltonOn Tuesday there were thirteen games played mostly in rain as the regular season starts to unwind and three were close ones. Penfield was a 9-7 winner over Brighton. Hilton defeated Aquinas by a score of 9-7. Canandaigua defeated Pittsford by a score of 7-5. Pal-Mac defeated Gananda to give the Red Raiders a perfect regular season at 16-0.

On Wednesday there were two games played and one was a close one. Livonia-Avon defeated Wayne by a score of 12-10. There is only one day left in the regular season. Tano Auriuso (Aquinas) and Cam Ryan (Victor) were named the On Thursday there were thirteen games played and four were close ones. Thomas defeated Rush-Henrietta by a score of 10-9. Marcus Whitman was a 11-10 winner over Bloomfield-Honeoye. Midlakes-Red Jacket defeated Gates Chili by a score of 7-5 and Mynderse defeated Jordan Elbridge (Section III) by a score of 5-3. 

On Friday the tournament seeding was posted. Top Seeds went to McQuaid, Victor, Pal-Mac and Aquinas.

Brockport at GanandaOn Saturday the Section V tournaments began with two Class B out bracket games and the seeding held as the high seeded teams won. Churchville-Chili won their game against Brockport and will move on to play Victor on Tuesday. Thomas won their game against Gates Chili and will move on to play Irondequoit on Tuesday.

Looking Ahead

The tournaments start in earnest this weeks with quarterfinals on Monday (C&D) and Tuesday (A&B). 

Semifinal games for C&D are on Wednesday at two sites. The Class C semifinals are at Victor at 5:30 and 8:00. (The times were advanced to accomodate other events.) The Class D semifinals are at Finger Lake Community College (FLCC) at 5:00 and 7:30.

Brockport at GanandaThursday is reserved for make ups in case of weather or other issues.

Friday will see the semifinals for Classes A and B. The Class A games will be at Gates Chili at 5:00 and 7:30. The Class B games will be at Pittsford Sutherland also at 5:00 and 7:00.

On Saturday, at FLCC, the Class C Championship will start at 11:00 and the Class D Championship is set to start at 1:30.

After Memorial Day, on Tuesday, the Class A Championship, at St John Fisher University, will start at 5:00 and the Class B Championship will start at 7:30.

The reason for the early championships for Classes C and D is that the NYSPHSAA is requiring them to play a pre-quarterfinal game in the State Tournament. Those games will be played on Wednesday May 29th at Williamsville East High School (Section VI).


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The Tournaments Begin

DAY IN REVIEW: SATURDAY - The Section V tournaments began today with two Class B out bracket games and the seeding held as the high seeded teams won. Churchville-Chili won their game against Brockport and will move on to play Victor on Tuesday. Thomas won their game against Gates Chili and will move on to play Irondequoit on Tuesday.

Gates at ThomasBROCKPORT-7 at CHURCHVILLE-CHILI-15 - The Saints (#8) senior attackman Colin Duncan scored six goals,  senior attackman Dominic Hoch added two goals and four assists and, junior Brayden Hoak chalked up three goals and an assist. Churchville-Chili sophomore faceoff specialist Isaac Bailey won 16+/9- = 64% and in the goal Beckham Clancy recorded 10s/6ga = 63% (42 mins). Next up for the Saints is a trip to Victor on Tuesday for a quarterfinal game. There was no report from Brockport at post-time.    [ BOX SCORE

GATES CHILI-3 at THOMAS-18 - Scoring for Gates Chili were senior attackman Quentin Cato (1g-1a), junior face off midfielder Michael Alley (1g), and sophomore defenseman Jayden Maryjanowski (1g). There was no report from Thomas at post-time. The Titan advance to the quarterfinals and will travel to Irondequoit on Tuesday.   [ BOX SCORE]   - - More images in the photo gallery.


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2024 Tournament Seeding Released

The Brackets for the 2024 tournaments will be filled out once each school schedules their game. The brackets are dependent on the data from the rSchool database, so there may be delays that have not happened in the past. You can see them on the brackets page.

A-B SeedingIn Class A, McQuaid Jesuit (14-2) takes the top seed with an average of 7.56 points, the highest number in the section. Penfield and Fairport came in with 5.94 points. In the first step of the tie-breaker procedure (which is head-to-head) Penfield (10-6) takes the 2nd seed and Fairport (9-7) takes 3rd as Penfield was the winner during the regular season. Pittsford (7-7) came in 4th on the basis of a 10 point win from Orchard Park and four 8 point wins. Hilton (9-7) came in 5th with 5.25 points, while Greece (8-8) takes 6th with 4.56 points. East United (11-5) is 7th as their top points were four 6 point games. Rush-Henrietta (5-11) came in 8th with 3.88 points.

In Class B, Victor (13-3) tops the bracket with an average score of 7.19. The Blue Devils had big points from wins against Niskayuna, Jamesville-DeWitt, and Victor. Irondequoit (13-3) takes 2nd with 6.82 and one 10-point win (McQuaid), and Canandaigua (11-5) take 3rd with 6.25 points. Three teams had 9-7 records and Spencerport takes 4th with 5.43 points and two 10-points wins (Irondequoit and HFL). Brighton takes 5th with no 10-point wins but five 8-point wins. Schroeder is at 6th with 5.25 points with five 8-point wins as well, but has a 2-point loss that made a difference. Thomas (6-10) takes 7th with 4.75, Churchville-Chili (2-14) is in the 8th position with 3.31 points, Brockport (4-10) had 2.79 points and takes 9th and Gates Chili takes 10th with 2.69 points. So, on Saturday, Gates is at Thomas and Brockport is at Churchville-Chili in the first games of the tournaments.

D BracketIn Class C, Pal-Mac (16-0) is at the top of the bracket with 7.00 points and one ten point win against Geneva coupled with seven wins that gave them eight points each. Honeoye Falls-Lima (14-2) takes 2nd with 6.44 and eight 8-point wins. Geneva (12-4) is in 3rd place with 5.31 points followed by Livonia-Avon (9-7) with 4.94 points. Wayne (7-9) took 5th seed with 4.56 points and Newark (6-9) took 6th place with 4.2 seeding points. Batavia-Notre Dame (0-15) is in 7th with 2.33 points.

In Class D, Aquinas (11-5) takes top honors, with 6.13 points and one 10-point win and eight 8-point wins. Penn Yan (10-5) takes 2nd place with 5.93 points and two 10-point wins (Lake Shore and Geneva). A much improved Mynderse (10-6) comes in at 3rd with 4.81 and Bloomfield-Honeoye (8-8) takes 4th at 4.44. Marcus Whitman (7-9 is 5th with 4.38 and Midlakes-Red Jacket is 6th with 3.5. Gananda (5-11) takes 7th with 3.35 points and Haverling takes 8th with 3.07. Bishop Kearney (4-5) had 3.00 points and only played nine games, but in an email from their Athletic Director, they announced that due to low numbers they would not play the outbracket game against the Rams. As a result, Haverling moves into the quarterfinal round.

There is lot more information on the Tournament Page. How close are the teams in each class? Take a look at the "Seeding list".

The tournaments start on Saturday, May 18th with out bracket games in Class B.

Classes C and D quarterfinal games will start on Monday, May 20th and for Classes A and B on Tuesday, May 21st.


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