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McQuaid Jesuit Wins First Block


Penfield at McQ

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).