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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.