Thanks to the generosity of
a number of schools with turf fields, the
Section Five season began in earnest today
with a full schedule of games on a cold
Upstate New York day.
Churchville scored the only goal in the
first quarter when junior attackman Ben
Rossignolo scored at 4:40 on a pass from
junior middie Brian Traugott. At the start
of the second quarter Spencerport's
senior middie, Tyler Hintz scored the first
of his three goals at 9:10 to tie the scored
at one. The Saints went ahead at 8:27 when
Rossignolo scored (unassisted), but that
would be their last goal until the final
quarter as the Rangers scored the next seven
goals at game played at Monroe Community
Spencerport senior attackman Rob Stojanov
scored two in a row, each assisted by senior
attackman Andy Morgan at 6:00 and 2:28.
Senior middie Stephen DiFulvio scored at
1:18 (assisted by junior attackman Pat Decker)
to end the half with the Rangers up 4-2.
The third quarter belonged to Spencerport
as they scored two goals while holding the
Saints scoreless. Senior defenseman Cameron
Sformo after clearing the ball, took it
right to goal, scoring unassisted at 10:59.
Junior attackman Phillip Schmidt scored
at 4:21 on a pass from Morgan in man up
and the third quarter ended with the Rangers
scored two more in the last quarter, both
by Hintz with assists by Morgan. With 2:40
left in the game the Saints started a come
back when junior middie Cory Mee scored
unassisted and 0:18 later sophomore attackman
Gino Marcello scored a man up goal with
and assist from junior attackman Ryan Grogan.
Spencerport was able to control the tempo
of the game as a result of a number of quality
saves by senior goalie Ryan Konko who recorded
22 saves. No report
was Irondequoit over Gates
Chili as new Head Coach John Van Etten's
team won 13-3 at Irondequoit High School.
This first half was evenly played ending
at 4-2 as Gates spread the field and patiently
awaited their opportunities. The second
half belonged to the Eagles. Senior midfielder
Mickey Haight won 9 of 13 faceoffs for Irondequoit.
All but one Irondequoit goal was assisted
and seven different players were recorded
in the book. Sophomore middie Greg Wright
scored 3g-5a, senior attackman Derek Pino
added 3g-3a and junior attackman Andrew
Hart and senior midfielder Joe Parker each
added 2g-1a. Height scored 2g, junior middie
Kevin Coholan added 1g and junior attackman
Todd Laemlein added two assist for the Eagles.
For the Spartans, junior attackman Andy
Hilton scored 1g-1a, senior middies Kyle
Beikirch and Jim Drabin each scored once
and senior middie Andy McEntee added an
played a close one with host Henninger
of Section 3, but lost 9-7. Henninger went
right to work, forcing early season errors
and took a half-time lead of 5-1. The Panthers
settled down after the break and placed
more closely but ran out of time. Leading
in scoring for Geneva was sophomore attackman
Kyle Boncaro 4g-1a. junior midfielder RJ
Gringeri, junior attackman Greg Bonney and
sophomore middie John Warner each added
1g while senior attackman John Manion added
an assist for the Panthers.
Leading the scoring for the Black Knights
were Taylor Boltar with 3g-1a and Tim Rommel
beat Newark at Aquinas 10-7 in spite of
a last quarter run. The first quarter seemed
even as each team traded face off and had
about the same number of shots. The Bulldogs
had a slight edge on ground balls and led
at the break 2-1 behind goals by junior
attackman Brian Sciera (won assisted by
senior middie Chadd Britton). Newark's goal
came from senior attackman Nate Johnson,
assisted by senior attackman Dan Mizro.
Livonia scored three more in the second
quarter; the first by senior attackman John
Dalberth (from senior middie Scott Mosher)in
man up; the second from sophomore attackman
Tyler Russell (assisted by Dalberth) and
the third by Mosher from Russell in man
up. The half ended with the Bulldogs ups
The third quarter saw two goals from each
team as Livonia scored a goal by Mosher
with a pass from Russell in man up and an
unassisted goal from Dalberth. The Reds
saw senior midfielder Alex Quku scored on
a drive and another from Mizro (unassisted).
The third quarter ended with Livonia up
Newark scored four goals in the last quarter
and Livonia added three. Newark's goals
came from Quku (from senior middie Greg
MacBride) in man up and senior attackman
Nate Johnson (unassisted), also in man up.
Senior attackman Jon Shanley scored a fast
break goal on an assist from MacBride who
added the last goal of the game for Newark
Livonia's goals came from Britton (unassisted),
Dalberth from Russell and Sciera from Russell.
Following the game Livonia Coach Sciera
gave special praise to his defensive midfield
line of senior Luke Merritt, juniors Oren
Taylor and Gaelin Walsh, as well as junior
lonstick middies Mike Vetrano and Jim Crowell
for doing an outstanding job defensively
for the bulldogs.
Newark's face off man, Alex Quku had a great
performance, winning 11 of 13 for the Reds.
Freshman defenseman and long stick middie
Robert Camblin played well in his first
varsity game for Newark. Senior goalie Anthony
Cole made 16 saves for Newark.
won its opener with a 10-3 win over Brighton
at Irondequoit High School. Junior attackman
Cam Edmiston led the Panthers with 3g while
junior attackman Chris Kist, senior attackman
Joe Pekich and senior midfielder J.J. Postel
each added 2g. Senior goalie Chris Jacobs
made 7 saves in the goal for Pittsford.
Although the Barons scored the first goal
, Pittsford answered with four goals before
Bright ended the first quarter with a goal
by Robbie Asselin with 1:57 left. Pittsford
scored two more in the second to end the
half up 6-3. Asselin scored the last Brighton
goal with 0:13 left in the half. The Panthers
scored two goals in each of the last two
quarters while holding the Barons scoreless.
Brighton saw goals from senior attackman
Colin Davis and Asselin. No
Report from Brighton.
took overtime, but Aquinas
was the 13-12 victor over Nichols of Section
6 in the 11:00 game at the Aquinas Institute's
Wegmans Field. The teams traded the first
two goals as Nichols scored first on an
unassisted goal by Mike White. Aquinas returned
two minutes later with an unassisted goal
by senior middie Pat King. Nichols came
back with two more (Dan Deacon from White)
at 5:44 and Nick Rockwell (unassisted) at
3:35. Aquinas scored the last two goals
of the quarter as senior attackman Nick
Vincent scored on a feed from senior middie
Nick Berkompas and then Vincent scored again
assisted by senior attackman Chris Roland.
The quarter ended in a tie at three.
The Big Green outscored Aquinas 5-1 in the
second quarter with scores by Will Genery,
Peter Marlette and Ryan Walker including
two in man up. The single goal from the
Little Irish came from senior attackman
Dave Schmandt on a feed from Roland. The
half ended with Nichols up 8-4.
Aquinas scored first after the half time
break with goals from Roland (from King)
and senior midfielder Mark Pincelli from
Berkompas. Nichols came back with two (Genery
from White and Marlette unassisted). before
Roland scored (assisted by King). The third
quarter ended with the Big Green up 10-7.
A determined Aquinas fought back hard in
the last quarter with scores by Pincelli
(from King), Schmandt (from Pincelli), King
(alone) and Pincelli (alone) to tie the
score after a Nichols goal from White (unassisted).
Pat King scored a go-ahead goal for Aquinas
with 1:56 left in the game, but Nichols
came back with a goal from Mike White just
0:25 later to send the game into overtime.
Nichols won the face off at the start of
overtime and moved down field, but the Aquinas
defense forced a turnover and moved the
ball down the field to Dave Schmandt, who
scored the winning goal at 0:21 into OT.
The Little Irish midfield and defense turned
in a solid performance; senior defenseman
Carroll Kennedy turned back Nichols numerous
times. Junior goalie Alan Antinarelli made
key saves in the second half and ended the
game with a total of seven.
Mike White of Nichols ended the game with
3g-4a and won 15 faceoffs.
won its school's first Varsity game with
a 11-6 victory over Eastridge in a game
played at MCC. Sophomore attackman Justin
Klymochko and junior attackman Adam Nauerth
each scored 2g while sophomore attackman
Andrew Willis added one more. In the midfield,
sophomore Sean Bittner and junior Bohdan
Klymochko each scored 2g while junior Eric
Gallert and senior Kevin Selig added one
goal each. Brockportsophomore goalie Connor
Mykins recorded 13 saves for the Blue Devils.
Leading the scoring for Eastridge were junior
attackman Todd Horne (1g-3a) and senior
midfielder R.J. Pixley (2g). Sophomore goalie
Eugene Ferrera recorded 18 saves for the
was the 15-7 winner in their season opener
with Athena/Odyssey at a game placed at
MCC. The Royal Comets took control in the
first quarter, out shooting the Thunder
13-2, winning the faceoff match up 6-1 and
winning the ground ball game 18-3. R-H was
ahead at the end of the quarter 6-0.
The second quarter was more evenly matched
with R-H scoring three goals and the Thunder
scoring two, including one by junior attackman
Jared Bennett on a pass from senior attackman
Dave Rodriguez and a goal by junior middie
Nick Kulzer (assisted by Rodriguez) in man
up. The half ended with R-H up 9-2.
The Royal Comets scored three more goals
in the third, and gave the Thunder one goal
(assigned to the In-Home) when an R-H defensive
player scored an "own goal". With
plenty of R-H substitutions, the Thunder
scored four goals in the last quarter including
two unassisted goals by Rodriguez and one
by sophomore midfielder Joe Prestigiacome
and a goal by junior attackman Jared Bennett
on a crease pass from junior attackman Matt
Manchucki. Thunder junior goalie Dave Tarana
10 recorded saves.
Scoring for Rush-Henrietta were junior middie
Justin Rose (3g-2a), junior attackman Matt
Moran (3g-2a) and senior middie Tony Henriquez
(2g-1a). Sophomore middies Nate Delone and
Colin Cornaire each added 2g, senior attackman
Josh Pfluke scored 1g-1a while junior attackman
Brian Hantzis and senior middie Frank Miller
each added 1g for the Royal Comets. No
report from Rush-Henrietta.
was the 12-3 winner in a game over Bath-Haverling
played at Aquinas. Junior attackman Anthony
Clark and senior attackman Sean McGrimley
led the offense with 3g-1a each. Junior
midfileder Kevin McCully added 2g-2a while
sophomore middies Chris D'Amato and Dustin
Lickinbill each scored 2g. Senior defenseman
Eric Davids and senior attackman Jon Young
each tallied assists for the Blue Devils.
The defensive unit of Davids, senor Justin
Mawhir, junior Pete Hawyrschuk and sophomore
Mike Sanderson played well. Senior goalie
Zac Rescort, who was previously a baseball
catcher, recorded six saves (2 goals allowed).
Scoring for Bath were sophomore midfielders
McKenzie Durham (1g-1a) and David Harris
(1g) and junior attackman John Pruyn (1g).
Senior goalie Jeremiah Wilder recorded 17
saves for Bath.
taking a 7-1 halftime lead, McQuaid Jesuit
beat visiting Canisius of Section 6 by a
score of 9-3 at the 5:00 game at Aquinas.
Six different players scored for the Knights
and more than 50% of the goals were assisted.
The Knights scored first at 10:40 when junior
midfielder Evan Gallina hit the nets on
a pass from sophomore middie Clint Masterson.
Thirty-three seconds later sophomore attackman
Mitch Ritchie scored (unassisted) the first
of his three in a row. Canisius scored at
8:59 on an unassisted goal by John Devine.
Ritchie came back with another unassisted
goal at 5:04 and then hit again at 2:37
on a feed from Gallina in man up. The quarter
ended with McQuaid Jesuit up 4-1.
The Knights scored the next three goals
as senior middie Nick Cardillo scored an
unassisted goal at 10:59, senior midfielder
Sean Conroy added one at 6:09 in man up
(assisted by Ritchie) and sophomore attackman
Jeff MacDonald scored in man up with an
assist by Gallina. The half ended with McQuaid Jesuit
Junior attackman Dan Sturnick added two
goals for the Knights in the third quarter.
The first (unassisted) was at 7:24 and the
second was on a pas from Cardillo with 0:27
left in the quarter.
Canisius scored the only two goals in the
last quarter. Devine ended with 2g to lead
McQuaid Jesuit Head Coach Scott Bryson was pleased
with his team's first outing."I'm very
pleased with the play of our team this evening.
Certainly it is nice when you have lots
of different people contributing on offense,
but I was particularly proud of the effort
and focus the kids exhibited at the defensive
end of the field."
Senior goalie Pat Maguire recorded 11 saves
and sophomore goalie Dan Caufield recorded
3 saves in the 4th quarter for the Knights.
won the last game of the night with a 19-1
victory over Hilton. The game was played
at 7:30 at the Irondequoit High School.
Junior middie Kyle Hayward scored for Hilton.
The Democrat and Chronicle reported that
senior midfielder Kelly McKenna scored 3g-2a
and junior attackman Kevin Green added 1g-3a.
Senior midfielder Mike Arvan scored 2g.
No report from Penfield.