Game Day Reports for
Tuesday May 28, 2019
|Fairport - 9||Hilton - 4||REPORT|
|Geneva - 10||Wayne - 1||REPORT|
Geneva - 10
Wayne - 1
Geneva Wins 2nd Straight Title
2019-05-28 - Geneva won their second back to back Class C Championship tonight against Wayne, 10-1. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 13-2 last year. Geneva was slowly plodding throughout the contest and added a few goals in each quarter. Midfielder Sam Miller was named the Class C All Tournament MVP after a 3g-3a day (60% of all goals). Additionally, goalie Brandon Wayne finished with an exceptional day, recording 13 saves. Of those, 10 came in the first half while holding the Eagles scoreless during that period. Both seniors were instrumental in the success of the Panthers this season.
Miller started off the game with an assist to Mike Petronio down from the top center. The Panthers led 1-0 after 12 minutes. In the second quarter, Geneva added another four goals. The first two goals were scored by Curtis Denison. The first was scored on a loose ball at the cage after a save by Wayne goalie Jack Acker. Acker finished with 6 saves on the game. The second was on a crease pass from Miller. Geneva’s third goal was scored by Nick Askin with an outside shot and the fourth was scored by Noah Eighmey. Eighmey was named to the All Tournament Team. The Panthers led 5-0 at the half.
In the third quarter, Geneva added three goals and Wayne scored their lone goal. Miller scored two with Aiden Eighmey scoring the third. Wayne’s goal was scored with 11:20 remaining in the third quarter on a fast-break goal from John Reagan to Kyle Russell. Reagan was one of four players named to the All Tournament team for Wayne. Long Stick midfielder Joe Camp, attackman Billy Thomson and midfielder Ryan Cahill rounded out the picks for the Eagles. In the fourth quarter, Geneva added two more goals. The first was scored by Miller and the second was scored by A. Eighmey.
From the Semi-Finals matchups, HF-L attackman Josh Barski was added to the All Tournament List. Geneva will move on to play the Section Six Champion on Saturday. The Title game in Section Six will be played tomorrow.More information is available on the GAME REPORT page.
Fairport - 9
Hilton - 4
Fairport Wins First Title Since 2014
2019-05-28 - After losses in the Championship games to Penfield (9-8) last season and Pittsford (9-5) two years ago, the Red Raiders were bent on getting their first Section Five Title since 2014. Fairport scored five goals in the second half while holding the Hilton offense scoreless to defeat the Cadets 9-4. Key players in the success were face-off midfielder Jake Knapp and sophomore midfielder Rob Crowley. Crowley finished with 4g on the night and Knapp finished at 8/13 at the face-off. Both were named to the All Tournament Team for Fairport. Knapp’s success was even more impressive based on Hilton face-off midfielder Shawn Doran’s season. Doran finished the season at 82% with 306 wins. Before tonight, he had never had less than 50% day at the faceoff. Doran, for his performance throughout the Tournament was also named to the All Tournament Team.
The game was close for the first half with Fairport taking an early lead and then Hilton fighting back to take their own lead. Doran helped with three of his wins in the second quarter and a faceoff fast-break to tie the game at 2-2, 11 seconds into the quarter. Crowley opened up the scoring with a goal five minutes into the contest. He scored on an outside shot with a feed from Gavin Ingalls. Three minutes later Klay Stuver scored on a feed from Colin Peers to give Fairport the 2-0 lead. Peers finished tonight’s game with 3a and combined with a strong Semi-Final performance against Penfield, he was named Tournament MVP for Class A. Hilton scored the final goal of the opening quarter with Justin Mosher scoring on a single dodge from the right GLE. Fairport led 2-1 after 12 minutes. Doran’s goal brought the game to 2-2 at the beginning of the second.
Hilton continued their offensive press with another goal a minute and a half later. Ben Mitrano assisted Howell with a feed from behind the cage and two minutes after that, Matthew Mojsej scored his first goal with an outside shot (assisted by Howell). Mojej was named to the All Tournament Team for the Cadets. Hilton led 4-2 with 8:35 remaining. The Cadets did not score again in the final 32 minutes. Fairport added two more goals before halftime to tie the game up going into the break (4-4). Kole Herren scored with a feed from behind by Peers with 7:21 remaining. The tying goal was Crowley’s second with a ground ball on the crease that he converted on the second effort.
In the third quarter, Fairport added a single goal. They scored on the opening face-off with a fast-break goal by Stuver (assisted by Knapp). In the fourth, Fairport continued the offensive press and did not let up on defense. The fourth quarter goals were scored by Alex Nicastro, Stuver and two from Crowley. Late in the fourth quarter, Hilton had some penalty problems, and Fairport was able to run out the clock and secure the Title.
Remaining players named to the All Tournament Team were Fairport goalie Tim Defendis, who finished with 8 saves, Fairport LSM Mason Gasbarre, Hilton attackman Brenden Howell and Hilton defender William Czebatol. From the Semi-Finals matchups, Pittsford attackman Harrison Cross and Penfield attackman Jacob Emmick were named to the All Tournament team. Fairport advances to play the Section Six Champion, which will be decided tomorrow.More information is available on the GAME REPORT page.