Friday: Semi Final Games - It`s Penn Yan vs Pal-Mac

Two semi final games were played today setting up the teams for the Class C finals. Penn Yan held off late advanced by Aquinas, winning 8-7. Pal-Mac held off a late attack by Gananda and made the final three goals to win 11-7. Penn Yan will play Pal-Mac at 5:15 on Tuesday at Schroeder. Brackets are available on the Tournament Page.

Tuesday Games

Penn Yan 8 - Aquinas 7 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Penn Yan
     Record: 14-3
4 2 2 0   8
     Record: 11-7
1 1 1 4   7

The book for Penn Yan: Rion Davison (2g), Sean Emerson (1g), Austin Fingar (2g-1a), Andrew Perl (3g), Ben Covert (1a), Bradley Voigt (1a), Goaltending: Brandon Maciejewski 11s/7ga = 61% (48 mins).

The book for Aquinas: Jamison Whitfield (1g), Alex Bianchi (4g-1a), Jonathan Olbrich (1g), Nick Tschetter (1g) Goaltending: Andrew Kausch 10s/8ga = 56% (48 mins).

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Penn Yan and Aquinas

--  Special  Aquinas scored the last five goals of the contest but it was not enough to dethrone the reigning Class C Champions. Penn Yan defeated the Little Irish 8-7. Aquinas was led in scoring by senior Alex Bianchi with 4g-1a. Bianchi graduates with 166g-83a and heads to Mercyhurst University next season. Penn Yan had six players make the scorebook with Austin Finger finishing with 2g-1a and Andrew Perl with 3g. Of the fifteen goals scored, only four were assisted.

Penn Yan and AquinasThe Mustangs scored four goals in the opening quarter. The first goal was scored when Perl drove from behind the cage after a dead ball and put the ball into the back of the net. Two minutes later Aquinas tied the game with a drive from the top of the restraining line by Nick Tschetter. The game remained close for the next five minutes before Penn Yan scored three goals in the last 1:09. Sean Emerson scored his lone goal of the game after breaking a clear and taking the ball straight to the back of the net. The next goal was scored after a missed shot went wide off the crease and Perl picked it up for the garbage goal. The final goal of the quarter was scored with 0:01 remaining and was one of the four assisted goals. Bradley Voigt assisted Austin Finger with an underhanded pass to the high crease. Penn Yan led 4-1 going into the second quarter.

Aquinas scored first in the second quarter with Bianchi's first goal. He drove straight down the left side of the cage for his goal. Penn Yan added the next two goals. Fingar began the next play after finding Rion Davison cutting across a high crease line. Davison caught the ball mid-stride and finished into the top corner of the goal. Six minutes later Davison scored his second goal with a sweep down the side and a second shot to the upper corner. Penn Yan led 6-2 going into halftime.

Penn Yan and AquinasThe pressure didn't stop in the third quarter with the Mustangs scoring the first two goals. Fingar scored with a drive to the cage and Perl scored off an outside shot. The Mustangs led 8-2 with 9:58 remaining in the third quarter but they did not score again. Aquinas added only one goal in the third quarter with Bianchi single handedly taking the ball, picking up the loose ball and scoring unassisted with 9:43 remaining (only 0:15 after the last Penn Yan goal).

The first two goals of the fourth quarter were both scored during man-up play. Bianchi assisted Jonathan Olbrich, who scored on an outside shot before scoring, unassisted, with an inside dodge. Jamison Whitfield scored with 0:29 remaining to bring the game within two and then Alex Bianchi scored 0:07 later to take the game to within one. Bianchi picked up a loose ball halfway to the crease and fired it into the corner. On the ensuing face off, Aquinas called a timeout to get possession and had one last chance at the cage. Olbrich took the shot, but it was deflected by a defenseman and never reached the goal.

In the cage for Penn Yan, Brandon Maciejewski finished at 61% with 11 saves. Fingar, a midfielder, finished with four ground balls to lead the Mustangs. Defenseman Jake Covert added three ground balls to the count. For Aquinas, Andrew Kausch finished with 10 saves (56%). Face off midfielder Terrance Richards finished at 77% (13/17) and led his team with nine ground balls. He was a major factor in Aquinas` late scoring. He gave them repeated possessions in the second half. Defenseman Liam Smith finished with five ground balls to add to the Little Irish total. Penn Yan will move on to play Pal-Mac on Tuesday at 5:15 at Webster Schroeder High School.  return to top

Tuesday Games

Pal-Mac 11 - Gananda 7 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     Record: 17-1
2 3 3 3   11
     Record: 15-3
1 2 2 2   7

The book for Pal-Mac: Jarett Duchesneau (1g-2a), Brian Burger (2g), Tyler Hurlbutt (1g), Stephen Morrell (3g), Ben Reeves (3g-2a), AJ Hems (1g-1a), Goaltending: Jack DeMeyers 6s/7ga (48 mins).

The book for Gananda: Joe Fisher (2g), Cruz Mayberry (1g-1a), Riley Palmer (1g), Kyle Lombardozzi (1g), Nick Rapp (1a), Zach Binggeli (1g-1a), Colin Brillian (1g-1a) Goaltending: Marty LaFica 12s/11ga = 52% (48 mins).

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Pal-Mac and Gananda

--  Special  Pal-Mac scored the last three goals to cement their place in the Sectional Championship round with their 11-7 win over Gananda. Senior Ben Reeves scored 3g-2a to lead the Red Raiders. He finished with 17 shots (5 on cage). Only six players took shots for Pal-Mac with Jarrett Duchesneau (1g-2a) and AJ Hems (1g-1a) adding seven each and Stephen Morrell (3g) adding 11. For Gananda the scoring and shooting was much more spread out. Attackman Joe Fisher finished with 2g to lead the Blue Panthers. Defenseman Dylan Joy had another strong game for Gananda with a team leading 10 ground balls and 2 takes.

Pal-Mac and GanandaOverall, the game was plagued with penalties with sixteen penalties between the two teams and four goals scored during man-up and one scored during man-down. The game opened with Reeves scoring an unassisted goal after a dead ball restart. Reeves scored all three of his goals from dead ball restarts. Two minutes later Morrell scored the first of his three goals with an unassisted outside shot. The first Blue Panther goal was scored by Joe Fisher after intercepting a pass during a clearing attempt by Pal-Mac. The first quarter ended with Pal-Mac leading 2-1.

In the second quarter, Pal-Mac scored the first goal of the quarter while man-down. Reeves took the ball up the field and found Brian Burger open for the fast-break goal. Gananda scored the next two goals to tie the game at 3-3. Riley Palmer scored with an outside shot with 7:07 remaining with their first man-up goal of the game. Six seconds later Collin Brillian assisted Fisher for the game tying goal. Pal-Mac scored the final two goals of the opening quarter to re-take their two goal lead going into halftime. Morrell and Reeves both scored unassisted goals with an outside shot and a dead ball drive. Pal-Mac led 5-3 going into halftime.

In the third quarter, Gananda scored the opening goal before Pal-Mac scored three unanswered goals to take an 8-4 lead. Zach Binggeli assisted Cruz Mayberry for the Blue Panthers before Tyler Hurlbutt scored with an inside feed from Reeves less than a minute later. The Red Raiders then added a man-up goal from Hems to Morrell with 7:22 remaining in the quarter. Their third goal was scored on a fast-break with Duchesneau assisting Hems. The Blue Panthers scored the final goal of the quarter with a man-up goal by Brillian. Pal-Mac led 8-5 after three quarters.

Pal-Mac and GanandaGananda came out strong in the fourth quarter, scoring the first two goals and making it a one goal game with 7:34 remaining. Kyle Lombardozzi scored a man-up goal with an assist from Cruz Mayberry. It was followed by an unassisted goal from Binggeli to bring the game to within one. Pal-Mac finished out the scoring with goals from Reeves, Duchesneau and Burger.

In the cage for Pal-Mac, Jack DeMeyers finished with six saves. Attackman Tyler Hurlbutt finished with nine ground balls to lead his team with Reeves adding an additional seven. For the Blue Panthers, Marty LaFica finished at 52% with 12 recorded saves. Adding to Joy's ground ball count was face-off midfielder Remmy Glod with seven. Glod also finished at 67% for the face off draw.

Before the start of the game, Pal-Mac Head Coach, Joe Hill presented a check for $800 to Penn Yan Head Coach Brian Hobart to be matched by the Yates County Emergency fund to help folks hurt by floods last week. The funds were raised by lacrosse fans at the Pal-Mac quarter finals game earlier in the week.

Pal-Mac returns on Tuesday to play the defending Class C Champion Penn Yan Mustangs at Schroeder at 5:15.  return to top