| April 23, 2009 - Ithaca (Section IV) used overtime to defeat Irondequoit 7-6 this afternoon. Other close games included Penfield 8-7 over Hilton, Pal-Mac 6-5 over Midlakes, Pittsford 8-6 over McQuaid Jesuit and Gates Chili 6-4 over Spencerport. Other winners included Aquinas, Mynderse, Penn Yan and Canandaigua.
Ithaca 7 - Irondequoit 6 OT
-- With one critical exception Ithaca and Irondequoit scored alternately throughout the entire game with Ithaca winning 7-6 in the first overtime. Gabe Mendola scored the game winning goal after a straight drive from the top from a dead ball situation with 1:35 remaining in the first overtime period. However the goal of the game was the one exception to the alternating scoring with 0:01 remaining in the third quarter.
Drew Coholan scored the first three Irondequoit goals spanning three quarters. Coholan scored all three goals unassisted with one-on-one dodges. Coholan finished the game with 4 goals. Less than one minute into the game he scored his first goal. The first Ithaca goal was scored with 2:57 remaining in the first quarter when Evan Thomas was at GLE and passed the ball to Garrett Venuto as he drove from the top down the right side of the goal. With 0:05 remaining in the first quarter Coholan scored his second goal to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead after the first quarter.
Ithaca scored the only goal of the second quarter with Torin Varn passing the ball across the crease to an open Thomas. Thomas was the leading scorer for the Reds with 2g-1a. The first half ended with the score tied 2-2. The first half, although low scoring was not boring; however as there was a lot defensive play by both teams and significant time taken off the clock. The Eagles were told several times throughout the half to "keep it in the box."
Third quarter saw a jump in scoring with five goals being scored, including the lone exception to the alternating scoring pattern between the two teams. Irondequoit's Coholan added his third straight unassisted goal with 10:26 remaining in the quarter. Thomas kept up his strong play for the Red with another goal (again assisted by Varn). Thomas' goal was scored during man-up. There were only four penalties in the entire game (all four were technical penalties and all four were against Irondequoit). The officials let both teams play the entire game, although both coaches seemed to find fault in calls not going their way.
Irondequoit's John Padulo scored (assisted by Mike Utz) for Irondequoit's final goal of the third quarter and to give the Eagles the 3-4 lead. Ithaca did not allow themselves to be kept down going into the final quarter. With 0:31 remaining, Robbie Young scored the first of his two goals in the game (as well as the first of his two goals in 31 seconds) with an assist from Mendola. Irondequoit won the next face-off and took the ball down on to their offensive end.
The Eagles began to work for the last shot. Erik Kleehammer took that shot with about 0:05 remaining in the quarter and Empire State Games goalie AJ Fiore came up with a strong save for the Reds. Fiore, aware of the time constraints, launched the ball with unbelievable accuracy towards the Irondequoit goal. The ball bounced about five yards from the crease to the goalies right and with 0:00.7 showing on the clock, Young swatted at the ball and put it into the back of the net for the only non-alternating goal of the entire game. The Reds had scored two goals in thirty seconds to take the lead for the first time.
In the fourth quarter both teams slowed down the ball, when they were tied or leading, and pushed the ball when they were trailing. Irondequoit tied the game up with 2:32 remaining with Utz scoring his second goal of the game (assisted by Ian Brooks). Mike Manuel scored the lone goal of the quarter for Ithaca after picking up the loose ball on the crease and finishing to the back of the net. Manuel scored his goal at 1:36. The following face-off was awarded to Irondequoit on a technical win. Coholan, to no one's surprise, picked up the ball and did what he does best; driving down the right side of the field where he shot a rocket to the tops shelf to tie the game back at 6-6 and force the overtime period. Both teams had another shot at the goal before the end of the quarter but neither could make it count (Coholan had a shot saved and Ithaca's Varn missed the cage).
Irondequoit won the face-off during the overtime. There were numerous chances for both teams; Utz missed a shot for Irondequoit and goalie Tyler Nash came up with a save off a shot from Venuto. The game winning sequence began with a strong clear from the Eagles. Defenseman Ryan Vella picked up a ground ball and cleared the ball down to the offensive end. The Eagles began to sub their offensive unit onto the field, however they were unable to get the ball out of Vella's hand and the defense forced him into making a bad pass that went out of bounds. The Reds were clearing, after getting the ball over the midfield line, Head Coach Frank Welch called a time out. This was all the Reds needed. Mendola began with the ball at the midfield line and drove straight into the goal for the game winning goal.
An overall slow and methodical game, it was none-the-less a top game of the season. Both teams demonstrated that they were strong teams this season and knew how to adapt to their opponents playing styles and capitalize. The Eagles were exceedingly patient; Coach Welch was heard to say on the sidelines "They're waiting for THEIR shots." In the end the Reds were the better team, but the game could have gone either way at multiple points during the game.
In the cage both goalies had 53% games with Tyler Nash (Irondequoit) making eight saves and AJ Fiore (Ithaca) making seven saves. Both teams were patient with their shots on cage and not many of the saves for either goalie were gum balls. At the face-off, Ithaca had a slight advantage; Mendola finished 9/16 for Ithaca, Justin Buwanamo was 5/13, Vella 1/1 and Greg Coholan 1/2 for the Eagles.
Tyler St. Dennis was a powerhouse on the defensive end of the field for the Reds. St. Dennis came up with eight ground balls and three takes. St. Dennis also turned away many shooters for the Eagles line-up. Mendola finished with six ground balls for Ithaca. Ian Brooks (3), Drew Coholan (3) and John Mikel (3) led in ground balls for the Eagles.
Scoring for Ithaca were Thomas (2g-1a), Young (2g), Varn (2a), Mendola (1g-1a), Venuto (1g), Manuel (1g) and Fiore (1a).
Scoring for Irondequoit were Coholan (4g), Utz (1g-1a), Padulo (1g) and Brooks (1a).
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Penfield 8 - Hilton - 7
-- Penfield jumped out to three goal lead in the first quarter and held off the continued advances of Hilton to defeat the Cadets 8-7.
The first eight minutes of the game were scoreless with Tucker Nelson feeding Alex Miles at 4:03 for the game's first goal. David Smith, of Hilton, scored the first goal for the Cadets (unassisted). In the final two and a half minutes the Patriots added three more goals to their tally. Kevin Westcott (who also added an assist), Dan O`Brien and Nelson all scored for Penfield. The Patriots had build up a 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter the Cadets scored the first two goals to bring the game to within one goal (4-3). Steve Bernsten scored both goals with Smith assisting on the second goal. Penfield's Gian Maggio added his lone goal of the game for the Patriots at 2:26. Penfield lost one goal on their lead by the end of the quarter and remaining up by two (5-3).
In the third quarter Hilton scored the first two goals to bring the game back to even with 4:19 remaining in the quarter. Jimmy Gaffney and Mike Crumlish (with Gaffney assisting) scored for the Cadets. The Cadets kept up the strong play; however, Penfield scored two more goals before the end of the quarter to maintain their two goal buffer going into the final quarter. Westcott and O`Brien both added their second goal for the Patriots.
Hilton, much as they did in the third, scored the first two goals of the quarter to bring the game back to even with 5:58 remaining in the game. Crumlish and Bernsten scored the goals (with Bernsten and Matt Fracassi assisting). The latter of the Cadet goals was scored during man-up. With 3:22 remaining James Dwyer scored the final goal during an extra-man situation.
In the cage, Brady Del Pozzo finished with 10 saves (58%) for the Patriots. Ken Stiles finished with nine saves for the Cadets.
Scoring for Penfield were Westcott (2g-1a), O`Brien (2g), Nelson (1g-1a), Dwyer (1g-1a), Maggio (1g) and Miles (1g).
Scoring for Hilton were Bernsten (3g-1a), Crumlish (2g), Smith (1g-1a), Gaffney (1g-1a) and Fracassi (1a).
Canandaigua 18 - Newark 3
-- Canandaigua scored eight goals in the first quarter and five more in the second to head into the half time break up 13-1. With the second half greatly in running time, the Braves added five more while holding the Reds to one goal in each quarter for an 18-3 win on the road.This time sixteen players made the scorebook and the Braves used three goalies.
Scoring for Canandaigua were Deven Alves (1a), Tanner Scharr (1g-1a), Brian Scheetz (3a), Marshall Johnson (1g-1a), Tom Lacrosse (1g), Will Johnson (1g), Gannon Osborn (1a), Bryan Peck (3g-1a), Eric Schott (1g), Shane Dobies (2g), Brandon Thomson (3g-1a), Jordan Reals (2g-2a), Adam Knapton (1g), Matt George (1a), Adam Fingar (1a) and Sam Post (2g). Nick King played the first quarter made 1s/0ga. Anthony DeLeo played the next 17 minutes and had 3s/2ga and LaShawn Williams played the final 19 minutes and had 1s/1ga. Canandaigua advances to 5-2.
Scoring for Newark were Luke Hartman (1g), Cody Skinner (1g), John Gonzalez (1g) and Eric Ebanks (1a). Dominic Camblin played the first 40 minutes in goal for Newark and recorded 5s/17ga. Nate Gardner played the last 8 minutes and made 1s/1ga.
Pal-Mac 6 - Midlakes 5
-- Sean Nolan scored the eventual winner with an assist from Mike Russell with 2:46 left the game giving Palmyra-Macedon a 6-5 victory over visiting Midlakes in Finger Lakes D-2 action.
The Raiders started off the scoring at 10:35 in the first quarter when Russell scored on a cut to the crease and a pass from midfielder Greg Kier. They increased their lead with another goal by Russell who received the ball from Mike DeMar and then drove the left alley and hit the top left corner of the net. After quite a bit of transition the Eagles scored their first goal when Mike Newland beat his defender on the outside and drove to the left before scoring at 7:09. The scoring ended for the quarter with Pal-Mac scoring again, this time with a cross-crease feed from Sean Nolan to Edmund Williams. The quarter ended with the Raiders up 3-1.
The second moved slowly, with many trips up and down the field and outside shots that were handled by the goalies. Midlakes crept closer with an unassisted goal by senior middie Ben Uveges who got by his defender and drove straight the the goal with 3:36 left in the half. With 0:40 left on the second quarter clock, Pal-Mac took the half time score to 4-2 with an outside shot by Mike DeMar who put the ball past Midlakes sophomore goalie Tucker Jensen who finished the game with eight saves for the Eagles.
Midlakes came back once again halfway through the third quarter. After moving the ball around the cage several times, Matt Barilla passed the ball to Nick Judge on the top left setting up a shot that required Pal-Mac goalie Tim Doyle to look directly into the sun. Less than three minutes later, the Eagles scored again, tying the game at 4-4. Uveges, who was behind the cage found Tyler Brooks-Lambert who cut slightly on the crease and scored with 3:07 left in the third.
Pal-Mac scored a go-ahead goal with 7:35 left in the game when DeMar found Edmund Williams at the top of a man-up formation. Brooks-Lambert scored an unassisted goal at 5:58 to tie the teams at 5-5. The pressure on both ends of the field was noticeable as each team worked to get shots on cage. Tim Doyle made a couple of key saves toward the end of the game. He ended the game with eighteen saves.
Nolan's goal at 2:46 gave the Raiders their win.
Scoring for Pal-Mac were Mike Russell (2g-1a), Greg Kier (1a), Mike DeMar (1g-2a), Edmund Williams (2g) and Sean Nolan (1g-1a). Tim Doyle had 18s/5ga for the Raiders (5-1).
Scoring for Midlakes were Mike Newland (1g), Ben Uveges (1g-1a), Nick Judge (1g), Matt Barilla (1a) and Tyler Brooks-Lambert (2g). Tucker Jensen had 8s/6ga for the Eagles (4-1).
Gates Chili 6 - Spencerport 4
-- In a game with a total of twenty penalties, Gates Chili ended up the winner over their hosts, Spencerport 6-4. The Spartans opened with 4-1 in the first quarter and led 5-1 at the half.
Scoring for Gates Chili were Grant Ferguson (2g), Tyler Webb (2g-1a), Brian Eckam (1g-2a), Cam Gormel (1g), Steve Campaniello (1a) and Adam Wacenske (1a). Jason Baetzhold recorded 15s/4ga in the nets for the Spartans.
No report from Spencerport.
Penn Yan 12 - Geneva 2
-- In Finger Lakes Division I play tonight at Penn Yan, the Mustangs defeated Geneva by a score of 12-2 before a nice crowd on hand for Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse Night.
Penn Yan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter added three more in the second to Geneva's one, making the score at intermission 6-1.
Penn Yan came out hot in the third quarter scoring three quick goals as Ty Trombley was able to take control at face offs. Geneva was able to add another tally prior to the end of the third making the score 10-2 for the Mustangs.
Penn Yan was able to put two more on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. Their last goal, however, was somewhat an oddity as it was recorded in the books as a "team goal" when the Geneva goalie dropped the ball into his own net.
The Penn Yan defense, once again, played a solid game led by goalie Ethan Kamholtz's 5 saves/2goals against and 9 GBs in 44 minutes of action. Timmy Dyer scooped up 4 ground balls on the defensive end as well for the Mustangs. Freshman Cody Richardson saw four minutes in the pipes and recorded 2 saves. Ty Trombley won 10/18 face offs and was able to pick up 4 ground balls while Derek Stork scooped up six in the midfield for Penn Yan.
Scoring for Penn Yan were Nate Nichols (2g), Adam Trombley (2g-1a), Matt Osgood (3g-1a), John Linnan (1g-1a), Adam Stork (1g-1a), Anthony Luppino (1g-1a) Scotty Miller (1g), and one team goal. Penn Yan moves to 6-1 on the season, 2-1 in Finger Lakes D-1 play.
Aquinas 11 - Livonia 3
-- The game started out even with each team scoring one goal in the first quarter, but Aquinas led 4-1 at the half on their way to an 11-3 victory over visiting Livonia in a GRALL game tonight at Aquinas.
Scoring for Aquinas were Austin Gorman (1g-4a), Cameron Corsaro (3g), Bernard Gauthier (2g-1a), Anthony Bianchi (1g-2a), Mike Messina (2a), Klay Heston (2g), Brendan Hall (1g) and Dave Mason (1g).Kraig Heston had 9s/3ga for the Little Irish (9-1).
Scoring for Livonia were Wyatt Struble (1g-1a), Mike Donals (1g), Ryan Smith (1a) and
Matt Girolmo (1g-1a).Justin Becker had 12s/11ga for the Bulldogs (6-2).
Mynderse 14 - Bloomfield-Honeoye 8
-- A five goal production in the second quarter gave Mynderse an 8-3 lead at the half on their way to a 14-8 victory over visiting Bloomfield-Honeoye. The Blue Devils won the third quarter 4-3 and both teams scored added two in the last quarter. Mike Warrick and Dan Galusha combined for 19 of 25 face offs for the Blue Devils.
Scoring for Mynderse were Matt Koopman (5g), Nick Giovannini (4g-1a), Mike Warrick (1g-1a), Charlie Barbay (1g-5a), Danny Galusha (2g), Brett Wood (1g), Steve Lucchesi (1g-2a) and Jerry Jones ((1g). Tim Trickler had 14s/8ga for Mynderse.
Scoring for Bloomfield-Honeoye were Ben Cratsley (3g), Zach Hammond (2g-1a), Sean Beaney (2g-3a) and Pat Marble (1g).Jay Nichols made 13s/14ga for the Bombdogs.
Pittsford 8 - McQuaid Jesuit 6
-- After at 1-1 tie at the end of the first quarter, Pittsford took the lead and held on to it as they beat host McQuaid Jesuit 8-6 in a Tuesday night game. The Panthers led 3-2 at the half and 6-4 at the end of three quarters.
Scoring for Pittsford were TJ Iuppa (5g-1a), Matt Gold (1g), Thomas Rodenhouse (2g), James Purpura (2a) and Alex Kober (1a). Harry Goluses made 10s/6ga for the Panthers who improved their record to 6-2.
Scoring for McQuaid Jesuit were Chris Barilla (1g-1a), Nick Wolak (2g), Eric Wright (1g-1a), James Sturnick (1g-1a) and Jack Pomeroy (1g). Ethan Matteson had 10s/8ga for the Knights.