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Victor Takes Class B with 9-6 Win


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).