Game Day Reports for
Thursday March 28, 2019
|Hilton - 10||Brighton - 9||REPORT|
|Brockport - 5||HFL - 14||REPORT|
|Greece Storm - 8||Churchville-Chili - 5||REPORT|
|Victor - 7||Pittsford - 6||REPORT|
|Bath - 3||McQuaid Jesuit - 14||REPORT|
|East United - 4||Bloomfield-Honeoye - 13||REPORT|
|Geneva - 10||Skaneatles - 11||REPORT|
|Aquinas - 12||Livonia-Avon - 11||REPORT|
Victor - 7
Pittsford - 6
Victor Over Pittsford in a Thriller
2019-03-28 - After the game, one of the officials working it said it best when he said, "This looked like a Sectional Championship game." It certainly, although as the teams are in different classes, they won't play again this year.
Victor faceoff midfielder Regan Endres made a statement when he won the first faceoff of his junior year and promptly took it to the goal, where he scored, just seven seconds into the game. It was the only score in the first quarter.
Pittsford came back in the second quarter scoring three in a row in less than three minutes to take a 3-1 lead. Sophomore attackman Harrison Cross score the first Pittsford goal of the season with an assist from sophomore defenseman Jack Wallace. Less than two minutes later Cross score alone on a drive from behind the goal. With 3:49 left in the half senior attackman Ryan Dumont score from the wing after a feed from Ben DiGiovanni on the top.
With less than a minute left in the half, Victor scored two goals. The first was by senior attackman Patrick Carrozzi with an assist from jack LaRue and the second by junior attackman Joey Pezzimenti on a drive from behind the goal. It was the first of four for Pezzimenti as the teams went into the break, tied at 3-3.
The second half saw the teams alternating goals, with neither team up or down by more than one goal. Pezzimenti scored first with 2:05 left in the quarter on another drive from "x". Pittsford came back with an outside wing shot by senior middie Sammy Thomolaris with 0:11 left, by Endres scored a second goal, just like the first. He won the face off and ran it right to the Pittsford goal with 0:05 left in the quarter. Victor led after three 5-4.
The Panthers quickly tied the game when Dumont scored at 8:43, but Victor came back with a go-ahead goal by Pezzimenti on another drive from behind. Sonny Imburgia tied the game at 6-6 on a drive right down the middle at 3:30. Victor called a time out with 1:28 and twenty-eight seconds later Pezzimenti scored his fourth, again on a drive from behind, but this time drawing a penalty. Victor won the all-important next faceoff but stepped out of bounds and Pittsford gained possession and a time out with 0:13 left in the game. The Victor defense knocked down a Pittsford pass and the game ended with the Blue Devils winning 7-6.
There was, throughout the game a remarkable intensity. both teams ran uncommonly hard after ground balls and the defensive riding from both teams looked like mid-season form. Pittsford Coach Ted Rund's defense was excellent, playing a great deal of shutoff against two strong Victor players. The matchup of Pezzimenti against Patrick Sanna was key to the close game. On a number of occasions Connor Thornton controlled the Victor attackman very well. The Panther defense often played multiple formations, moving in and out of zones and shutoff man-to-man. Both goalies (Liam Haller for Victor and Brecken Catalano for Pittsford) made important "clutch" saves and their clearing passes were long and on target.
Pittsford will host St. Joe's (Section VI) on Saturday and Victor will travel to Irondequoit on Saturday.
More information is available on the GAME REPORT page.
Aquinas - 12
Livonia-Avon - 11
Aquinas Holds off Livonia-Avon in Season Opener
2019-03-28 - After a hard-fought first half, Aquinas pulled ahead in the opening of the third quarter to defeat Livonia-Avon 12-11. The Little Irish scored four unanswered goals to pull ahead from 4-4 to 8-4 in a little less than 3 minutes. They held that lead for most of the third quarter, before Livonia-Avon fought back in the final five minutes of quarter with their own four goal stretch. The game was tied 8-8 with under a minute in the third quarter. Aquinas's Joey Sciortino scored with 0:04 left on the clock to give the Little Irish the 9-8 lead going into the final 12 minutes. After that they held off the Lakers for the victory.
Livonia-Avon opened the scoring with Matthew Connor feeding Roman Volpe. Aquinas' Jake Reed responded with an unassisted goal. The team continued to go back and forth with neither team taking more than a one goal lead for the first 24 minutes. Aquinas led 5-4 going into halftime off an unassisted goal form Sebastian Gimeli. In the third quarter they continued their scoring streak and with 10:23 remaining Gimeli scored his second to put Aquinas up 8-4.
Livonia-Avon had trouble getting things started for the next six minutes. Joel Smith scored the first of his two goals with 4:34 on the clock. Ninety seconds later, Ryan Lambert scored off a feed from Ryan Haugh to record with 100th Career goal. The goal started off a three-goal streak for Lambert (assisted to Haugh, Smith and Haugh). The Little Irish never let up the pressure and although the Lakers forced the tie at 8-8, it was the last tie of the game. Lambert added two late goals at 1:31 and 0:02 but the Lakers could not force overtime.
Gimeli led his team in groundballs with 10 and finished 18/24 at the face-off. LSM Conor Kelly recorded five ground balls and a take for the Little Irish. In the cage, Gavin Conlan recorded five saves. For Livonia-Avon, Caleb Gardner led with nine ground balls and Justin Skelly led with 3 takes. In the cage, Isaac Sweet recorded nine saves.More information is available on the GAME REPORT page.
Greece Storm - 8
Churchville-Chili - 5
Greece Storm Scores Five Straight in Win over C-C
2019-03-28 - Greece Storm scored five unanswered goals spanning the second and third quarters in their 8-5 win over Churchville-Chili. The Storm held the Saints scoreless for over 23 minutes in the contest. They also spread out their offense with six players making the offensive book. Jacob Holdaway led in scoring with 3 goals, including the last two. Churchville-Chili had each of their five goals scored by a different athlete.
Matthew McHale opened the game and Greece Storm's season just over two minutes into the game with an unassisted goal. Churchville-Chili opened their season with Braeden Schmidt scoring (also unassisted). Two minutes later, Greece goes back on top with Paul Forte assisting Tyler Flanagan. The Saints took the rest of the quarter to score back to back goals and take their first lead. It was the last time that the Saints scored until 1:31 remaining in the third quarter.
Greece added one three unassisted goals in the second quarter and two in the third quarter. The final Greece goal of the third quarter was scored by Holdaway with an assist from Trevor Gilliard. Will Zimmerman broke the Saint's dry spell with a goal late in the third quarter. Each team added a single goal in the final quarter (Greece - Holdaway and CC - Eli Chalmers).
LSM Ryan Makowski and defenseman Brandon Williams each recorded six ground balls for the Storm. Face-off midfielder Riley Maier finished at 7/12 and goalie Nicholas Chilano finished at 64% with nine saves. For C-C, midfielder Patrick Mitchell led with four ground balls. Defenseman Ricky Allen and LSM Liam Podszebka each added another three ground balls with Allen adding three takes and Podszebka adding two. In the cage, Mitch Marsh recorded 12 saves (60%).More information is available on the GAME REPORT page.