Scores and Standings

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  • December 12, 2011

MSB
12:30 ADK 1 Central 17
2:00 Western 3 HV 19
3:30 LI 12 NYC 3
5:00 Central 12 HV 1
6:30 NYC 13 ADK 5
8:00 LI 15 Western 4
Friday
8:00 NYC 5 HV 4
9:30 Central 18 Western 2
11:00 LI 21 ADK 0
12:30 NYC 9 Western 8
2:00 Central 12 LI 7
3:30 ADK 4 HV 7
5:00 Central 12 NYC 2
6:30 ADK 4 Western 15
8:00 LI 10 HV 3
Saturday
9:30 ADK 0 HV 3
11:00 HV 10 Western 4
-Break-
1:30- Western 11 Central 10 (OT)
3:00 Central 10 LI 9 (OT)
Sunday
9:30 Central Western
11:00 NYC ADK
12:30 LI Hudson Valley
HSB
Thursday Team 1 vs Team 2
12:30 ADK 10 Central 8
2:00 LI 15 Western 6
3:30 NYC 8 HV 3
5:00 ADK 12 Western 9
6:30 Central 5 NYC 10
8:00 LI 14 HV 3
Friday
8:00 Central 12 Western 11
9:30 LI 11 NYC 5
11:00 ADK 6 HV 12
12:30 Central 2 LI 16
2:00 NYC 10 ADK 8
3:30 Central 9 HV 8
5:00 NYC 11 Western 7
6:30 LI 14 ADK 5
8:00 Western 7 HV 8
Saturday
9:30 Central 7 ADK 6 (OT)
11:00 HV 13 Western 4
-Break-
1:30- LI 15 Central 1
3:00 NYC 9 Hudson 5
Sunday
9:30 Western ADK
11:00 Central HV
12:30 LI NYC
Girls
Thursday
12:30 ADK 9 Central 10
2:00 Western 6 HV 12
3:30 LI 16 NYC 1
5:00 Central 14 HV 6
6:30 NYC 3 ADK 18
8:00 LI 7 Western 19
Friday
8am HV 15 v NYC 1
9:30 am Central 11 v Western 8
11am LI 6 v ADK 10
12:30pm NYC 1 v Western 18
2:00pm Western 11 v ADK 15
3:30 Central 14 v LI 2
5:00pm Central 14 v NYC 2
6:30pm ADK 9 v HV 6
Saturday
9:30 Western 15 LI 4
11:00 HV 13 NYC 2
-Break-
1:30- Central 10 Western 4
3:00 HV 8 ADK 11
Sunday
9:30 LI NYC
11:00 Western HV
12:30 ADK Central

Sunday
9:30 Consolation VII  loser I vs loser II  14 HV  2 ADK
11:00 Bronze VI loser III vs loser IV  15 Central  6 Western
12:30 Gold V winner IV vs winner III  2 LI  4 NYC
LEADERS
Goals
19 – Ryan Cook, Central
12 – Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley12 – Andrew Potter, Central11 – Matt Bannett, Central

10 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City

10 – Davis Prince, Western
9 – Conor Muldoon, Long Island
8 – Matthew Raffa, Long Island
8 –  John Korzelius, Hudson Valley
7 – Jonathan Perotto, Western
7 – Brian Smyth, New York City
7 – Jason Debenedictis, Long Island

7 – Josh Rubin

Assists
13 – Ryan Cook, Central
10 – Davis Prince, Western
9 – Bailey Wilkinson, Central7 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City
6 – Brian Smyth, New York City
5 – Jack Grossman, New York City
4 – Matt Bennett, Central
4 – Bryan Collister, Western
4 – Noah Fosse, New York City
Points
32 – Ryan Cook, Central
20 – Davis Prince, Western17 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City
17 – Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley
13 – Matthew Raffa, Long Island
12 – Brian Smyth, New York City
11 – Conor Muldoon, Long Island
10 – Jack Grossman, New York City
Saves
43 – Michael Farber, Hudson Valley
42 – Riley Smith, Adirondack
39 – Nicholas Nehring, Central37 – Liam Guiton, Western
34 – Christopher Bucciarelli, Adirondack
32 – Max Smith, Central31 – Daniel Costa,Long Island
26 – Jonathan Klobus, Long Island
19 – Will Ramos, Hudson Valley

First Round

 

Western 6, Hudson Valley 5

 

Western barely gets by Hudson Valley 6-5 in an exciting overtime win.  Davis Prince had the game winner for Western after receiving a pass in transition and sticking an incredible behind the back shot with less than a minute to go in overtime.  Prince also had an assist in the game.  Kevin McDermott scored a goal and assisted on another for Hudson Valley.  Face offs were split fifty-fifty. Hudson Valley keeper Michael Farber made a whopping 15 saves, keeping his squad alive.  Goalie Liam Guiton stopped 6 shots for Western.

 

Central 10, Adirondack 4

 

After two consecutive losses to end the day yesterday, Central topped Adirondack to advance to the semi-finals.  Ryan Cook led the way for Central with 1 goal and 4 assists, Bennett registered 3 goals and 1 assist, and Mann tallied 3 goals.  Adirondack goalie Riley Smith recorded 6 saves in one half of play.  Central moves on to play Long Island in the first semi-final game.  In their previous matchup Long Island dominated Central 8-3.

 

Second Round

 

Long Island 10, Central 6

 

Long Island tops Central 10-6 to reach the Gold Medal game.  Long Island led Central 8-2 at halftime.  Central went on a run in the third quarter scoring 3 goals to get within 3, but could not keep the pedal down.   Long Island scored 2 goals in the fourth quarter and held Central to only 1.  Both Brian Gaffney and Jason Debenedictis had hat tricks for Long Island, while Ryan cook finished the game with 4 goals for Central.  Central goalies Nehring and Smith combined for 12 saves.  Long Island moves on to the Gold Medal game tomorrow, while Central will play for Bronze.

 

New York City 11, Western 6

 

Joseph Licciardi nets 5 goals as New York City outlasts Western 11-6.  New York City held a comfortable lead throughout the game, fueled by their prolific offensive players Licciardi, Andrew Custance (2,0), and Mike Perkins (2,0).  Western’s scoring leaders were Jon Januskzkiewicz who scored twice and Josh Rubin who collected a goal and an assist.  New York City will play in the Gold Medal game against Long Island on Sunday at 12:30pm.  Western will play Central for the Bronze at 11am.

 

SYRACUSE, NY — The playoffs begin on Saturday at the second ever Empire State Cup lacrosse event, at David W Murphy Field, in Syracuse, New York. Top-seeded and defending gold medalling New York City is a perfect 5-0 in round-robin play, today edging Central in a tightly-contested battle of top seeds, after defeating Western in an overtime thriller.

Long Island used a 4 goal run to hand Central it’s first loss of the tournament and land a 2 seed and the other first round bye. They will meet the winner of Central (3-2) and Adirondack (0-5) in the semifinals.
Western (2-3) and Hudson Valley (2-3) will play-in with the winner meeting New York City in the second semifinal.
Full tournament standings, schedules, results from Friday’s games and statistics are capsulized below.
STANDINGS W L GF GA
New York City 5 0 45 21
Long Island 3 2 40 26
Central 3 2 45 31
Western 2 3 45 31
Hudson Valley 2 3 24 42
Adirondack 0 5 9 57
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Thursday Team 1 vs Team 2
12:30 1 ADK 13 Central
2:00 9 Western 2 HV
3:30 4 LI 10 NYC
5:00 14 Central 7 HV
6:30 11 NYC 2 ADK
8:00 11 LI 5 Western
Friday
8:00 11 NYC 4 HV
9:30 10 Central 9 Western
11:00 12 LI 2 ADK
12:30 7 NYC 6 Western (OT)
2:00 3 Central 8 LI
3:30 3 ADK 5 HV
5:00 5 Central 6 NYC
6:30 1 ADK 16 Western
8:00 5 LI 6 HV       (OT)
Saturday
9:30 I 4 v 5 6 Western 5 HV       (OT)
11:00 II 3 v 6 10 Central 4 ADK
-Break-
1:30- Play in game III 2 vs II winner 10 LI 6 Central
3:00 Play in game IV 1 vs I winner 11 NYC 6 Western
Sunday
9:30 Consolation VII  loser I vs loser II  HV  ADK
11:00 Bronze VI loser III vs loser IV  Central  Western
12:30 Gold V winner IV vs winner III  LI  NYC
LEADERS
Goals
12 – Ryan Cook, Central
8 – Matthew Raffa, Long Island
7 – Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley
7 – Conor Muldoon, Long Island
7 – Jonathan Perotto, Western
6 –  John Korzelius, Hudson Valley
6 – Andrew Potter, Central
6 – Davis Prince, Western
6 – Brian Smyth, New York City
Assists
7 – Ryan Cook, Central
7 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City
6 – Davis Prince, Western
5 – Jack Grossman, New York City
5 – Bailey Wilkinson, Central
4 – Bryan Collister, Western
4 – Noah Fosse, New York City
4 – Brian Smith, New York City
Points
19 – Ryan Cook, Central
12 – Joseph Licciardi, New York City
12 – Davis Prince, Western
11 – Matthew Raffa, Long Island
10 – Brian Smyth, New York City
9 – Jack Grossman, New York City
9 – Kevin McDermott, Hudson Valley
9 – Conor Muldoon, Long Island
Saves
32 – Riley Smith, Adirondack
28 – Christopher Bucciarelli, Adirondack
25 – Michael Farver, Hudson Valley
22 – Daniel Costa,Long Island
20 – Nicholas Nehring, Central
19 – Max Smith, Central
18 – Will Ramos, Hudson Valley
17 – Jonathan Klobus, Long Island
GAME RECAPS

Central 10, Western 9

 

Central came out firing, scoring all 10 goals in the first half.  Ryan Cook led Central in scoring tallying five goals, crowning him the tournament’s current leading goal scorer.  Western fought back in the second half shutting out Cook, and the rest of the Central team but their efforts weren’t enough as Central controlled the possession winning 15 of 19 face-offs.

Long Island 12, Adirondack 2

 

After a tough loss to New York City in their first game of the tournament, Long Island bounced back with a convincing win against Western and handled Adirondack in their first game of day two.  Long Island’s Conor Muldoon, Jason Debenedictis, and Matthew Raffa each scored a total of 4 points each as they blew past Adirondack.  Adirondack goalie Christopher Bucciarelli registered 10 saves in one half of play.

New York City 7, Western 6 (OT)

 

New York City tops Western 7-6 in a nail-biting overtime win.  Mike Perkins tallied three goals, including the game winner for NYC.  Nathan Martina netted two goals and assisted on another to help fuel Western’s offense, while Liam Guiton stopped 9 shots for Western despite the loss.  New York City grabs ahold of the number one seed going into Saturday.

Long Island 8, Central 3

 

Raffa and Guarino each scored twice, powering the Long Island offense to secure an 8-3 win over Central.  Although close at the end of the first half (4-3), Long Island scored 4 goals in the third quarter and shut Central out in the second half.  Goalie play was well done by both teams: Klobus and Costa combined for 10 saves for Long Island while Nehring and Smith combined for 14 saves for Central.  Muldoon added 1 goal and 1 assist for Long Island.

Hudson Valley 5, Adirondack 3

 

Kevin McDermott scored 4 goals to lead Hudson Valley past Adirondack in a 5-3 victory.  The game was close the whole way- tied at 2 at halftime, and 3-2 after the third.  McDermott put the game away in the fourth quarter after scoring two unassisted goals.  Tucker DePaola scored twice for Adirondack.  Hudson Valley’s Michael Orefice went 8-9 from the X fueling his squad by controlling possession.

New York City 6, Central 5

 

New York City makes a comeback in the second half to top Central 6-5.  Although trailing 4-1 at halftime, NYC went off for 3 straight goals in the third quarter and 2 in the fourth while holding Central to just 1 goal the whole second half.  Brian Smyth had two goals, while Andrew Custance generated 2 assists for Long Island.  Brett Maguire contributed two goals for Central. Nehring and Smith each made 6 saves for Central.

Western 16, Adirondack 1
Davis Purvis led all scorers with 5 points (3 goals, 2 assist) as Western powered past Adirondack, 16-1. Western dominated the face off x winning 15 of 18 draws. Josh Rubin and Jonathan Perotto each added 3 goals each with several other players getting into the scoring column for the under matched Western Team. Riley Smith (Adirondack) led all 5 goalies who saw action with 9 saves eChris Bucciarelli added 3 saves while the Western goaltenders combined for 9 saves. Trenton Armitage scored Adirondack’s only goal early in the second half.
Hudson Valley 6, Long Island 5 (OT)
Michael Farber proved to be the difference maker making 4 of his 9 clutch saves down the stretch to preserve the tie to pave the way for Brandon Standard  to net the game winner with under a minute left in the first overtime to stun Long Island (3-2).  10 players; Jason Debenedictis, Frankie Stubbolo, Raymond Wardell, James Gerstner, Ryan Bray all of Long Island and Lazarus Chavez, Riley Aviles, Kevin McDermott, John Korzelius all added a goal in the evenly matched contest.  Long Island’s Michael Calvagna’s won 8 of 13 face offs to continue his dominance at the X.

 

Day 1 2013 Results

Central 13, Adirondack 1

 

Ryan Cook led all scorers with 3 goals and 1 assist as Central rolled past Adirondack 13-1.  Central jumped out to an early lead, taking a 5-0 advantage at the half.  Matthew Bennett and Andrew Potter each added 2 goals and 1 assist for the Central squad, while Bailey Wilkinson and Nicholas Koelmel each had a goal and an assist.  Spencer Sikes assisted Kendall Vecchio for the lone goal for Adirondack.  Central went 9-16 at the face off X.  Both of Adirondack’s keepers played well combining for 11 saves.

 

Western 9, Hudson Valley 2

 

Western attackmen Davis Prince and Jonathan Perotto played well with one another combining for 8 points as Western outlasts Hudson Valley 9-2.  Prince tallied 2 goals and 3 assists, while Perotto scored twice and assisted on another. Western held a steady lead throughout the game leading Hudson 4-1 at halftime and then 6-1 after the third quarter. Western goalies, Guiton, Martina, and Ferrino combined for 13 saves.  Hudson’s Kevin McDermott had a goal and an assist.  Hudson face off man, Michael Orefice, went 8-14 at the X.

 

 

New York City 10, Long Island 4

 

Although Long Island’s, James Gerstner, dominated the face off X going 8-12, New York Cities offense proved to be too much for Long Island to handle.  After leading 2-0 after the first quarter, NYC shot out to a 6-1 lead at halftime.  NYC’s offense was powered mainly Joseph Licciardi who generated 2 goals and 4 assists.  Andrew Custance contributed 2 goals and an assist, while Kevin Goshorn also scored twice.  Long Island midfielder Brian Gaffney led his team with a goal and an assist.

 

Central 14, Hudson Valley 7

 

Central tops Hudson Valley 14-7 as Ryan Cook produces 4 goals and 2 assists.  The first half of the game was close with a 4-3 Central lead after the first quarter and a 7-5 Central lead at the half.  Central blew the game open in the second half scoring 7 goals to Hudson’s 2.  Face offs had something to do with it as Central’s face off men Purvis, Marchal, and Mann combined to win 11 of 16 face offs.  Hudson Valley midfielder John Korzellus had 4 goals.  Also contributing for Central was Andrew Potter (3g, 1a), Long stick midfielder Nicholas Nye (2g), Eric Soderquist (1g,1a), and Matthew Bennett (1g,1a).  Hudson combined for 8 saves.  Michael Farber stopped 5, while Will Ramos blocked 3.

 

 

 

New York City 11, Adirondack 2

 

Mike Mandano scores a hat trick as New York City tops Adirondack 11-2.  NYC held a comfortable lead throughout the game winning 4-0 at halftime and then 8-0 after the third quarter.  Jake Schneider and Patrick O’Rourke supplied 2 goals each for NYC while Jack Grossman and Noah Fosse both added 2 assists.  Adirondack’s goals were scored by Kendall Vecchio and Trenton Armitage.  Riley Smith and Christopher Bucciarelli each made 7 saves for Adirondack.

 

Long Island 11, Western 5

 

After only leading 5-3 at halftime, Long Island broke out for 5 goals in the third quarter and held on to beat Western 11-5. Long Island’s offense was lead by Matthew Raffa who scored 3 times and assisted on another.  Conor Muldoon also recorded a hat trick, while Michael Ferraro generated 2 goals for Long Island.  Long Island’s Michael Calvagna dominated at the X winning 13 of 16 face offs.  In goal, Daniel Costa made 6 saves for Long Island.  Five different players recorded goals for Western.

 

 

DAY FOUR RESULTS

SYRACUSE, NY — New York City topped previously undefeated Hudson Valley, 10-8, to win the 2012 Empire State Cup lacrosse event at Central Square Stadium. The game was tied 3-3 in the first half, but New York City pulled away with four straight goals and never looked back. Michael Rastivo, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, led all scorers in the gold medal game with three goals and one assist.

In the bronze medal game, Connor Fields’ overtime game-winner lifted Western past Long Island, 7-6. Western led 5-0 early in the game, before Long Island mounted a furious comeback that fell just short. Western’s John Januszkiewicz led the tournament in goals, assists and points.

In the fifth place game, Gale Thorpe set tournament scoring records with a six goal, five assist performance, to lead Central to a 14-6 win over Adirondack.

For more in-depth coverage, including quotes from coaches, check out Casey Vock’s column on InsideLacrosse.com. Photo galleries are available on the Empire State Cup Facebook page.

Full tournament standings, schedules, results from Sunday’s games and statistics are capsulized below.

 

ILPREPS EMPIRE STATE CUP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Attack
Gale Thorpe, Central
Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
Dylan Molloy, New York City
Michael Rastivo, New York City
Connor Fields, Western
Jon Januskzkiewicz, Western

Midfield
Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
Chris Santangelo, Hudson Valley
Matt Heldberg, Long Island
Jimmy Coughlan, New York City
Colin Woolford, New York City
Christian Trasolini, Long Island

Defense
Kyle Fragnoli, Adirondack
John Phelan, Hudson Valley
John Foley, Long Island
Luca Toscano, Long Island
Nader Sharif-Emami, New York City
Marc Sweeney, Western

LSM
Matt Landis, Hudson Valley

Face-Off
Mitch Wilson, Western

Goalie
Brendan Deady, Adirondack
Mike Zingaro, Hudson Valley
Daniel Katzman, New York City

 

STANDINGS W L GF GA

Hudson Valley 5 0 46 30
New York City 4 1 43 30
Western 2 3 44 36
Long Island 2 3 36 40
Central 2 3 39 44
Adirondack 0 5 24 52

 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Thursday
Western 11, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 11, Central 6
New York City 8, Long Island 4
Central 12, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 8
New York City 10, Western 8

Friday
Hudson Valley 12, Adirondack 5
New York City 12, Central 6
Western 10, Long Island 6
Hudson Valley 6, New York City 5
Central 10, Western 9
Long Island 9, Adirondack 7
Hudson Valley 7, Western 6
New York City 8, Adirondack 6
Long Island 9, Central 5

Saturday (playoffs)
Long Island 9, Central 6
Western 11, Adirondack 5
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 4
New York City 10, Western 4

Sunday
Central 14, Adirondack 6
Western 7, Long Island 6
New York City 10, Hudson Valley 8

 

LEADERS

Goals
17 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
16 – Gale Thorpe, Central
16 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
15 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
14 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
13 – Christian Trasolini, Long Island
12 – Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
12 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
11 – Colin Woolford, New York City
11 – Austin Goltz, Western

Assists
10 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
9 – Gale Thorpe, Central
8 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
7 – Alex Corpolongo, Hudson Valley
7 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
5 – Eric Gannari, Long Island
5 – John Uppgren, New York City
5 – Connor Fields, Western
4 – Jeffrey Edwards, Central
4 – Ryan Wright, Central
4 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley
4 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
4 – Anthony Ramaizel, Long Island
4 – Austin Bishop, Western
4 – Austin Goltz, Western

Points
27 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
25 – Gale Thorpe, Central
23 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
20 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
18 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
16 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
15 – John Uppgren, New York City
15 – Connor Fields, Western
15 – Austin Goltz, Western
14 – Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
14 – Christian Trasolini, Long Island
13 – Ryan Wright, Central
13 – Alex Corpolongo,  Hudson Valley
13 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley

Saves
37 – Taylor Ferrino, Western
36 – Brenden Deady, Adirondack
34 – Michael Zingaro, Hudson Valley
30 – Daniel Katzman, New York City
30 – Dylan Moser, New York City
28 – Jacob Wood, Central
28 – Anthony Delosreyes, Long Island
30 – Kyle Lake, Western
26 – Zachary Anderson, Adirondack
19 – Maximillian Smith, Central

 

GAME RECAPS

Central 14, Adirondack 6

Gale Thorpe set tournament records in goals, assists and points, with a six goal, five assist performance, to lead Central to a 14-6 win over Adirondack in the fifth place game. The game was tight early, but Central pulled away with a dominating second-half effort. Adirondack held a 3-1 lead after the first quarter, and the score was tied 6-6 at the half. Ryan Wright (three goals, one assist), Connor O’Hara (two goals, one assist), Ronnie Bertrand (two goals), Paul Bracy (one goal), Colin Stone (one goal), Jeffrey Edwards (two assists) and Kevin Lux (one assist) rounded out the scoring for Central. Jacob Wood made 12 saves in the win. Cody Dyer led Adirondack with two goals and one assist, while Dillon Flood, Bradley Johnston, Troy Miller and Anthony Zabielski added singles. Brenden Deady (six saves) and Zachary Anderson (five saves) split time in goal.

Western 7, Long Island 6

Connor Fields scored the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting Western past Long Island, 7-6, to secure the Bronze Medal at the 2012 Empire State Cup. Western led 5-0 before LI scored four straight goals to cut the lead to 5-4. John Januszkiewicz buried a goal to stop the bleeding, but Long Island erased the two goal deficit late in the fourth quarter, with Christian Trasolini tying the game on a transition goal with 2:15 remaining in regulation. However, Fields’ heroics ensured Long Island could not complete the furious comeback. Austin Goltz (three goals, one assist) led Western in scoring, while Januszkiewicz (one goal, two assists), Connor Fields (one goal), James May (one goal), Tomothy Wagner (one goal), Austin Bishop (one assist) and Daniel LaCrosse (one assist) rounded out the Western scoring. Taylor Ferrino (eight saves) and Kyle Lake (three saves) each saw time in goal. Eric Gennari (one goal, two assists) and Matthew Heldberg (two goals) led Long Island in scoring, while Patrick O’Brien, Christian Trasolini and Mario Vezza each chipped in singles. Anthony Delosreyes (seven saves) and David Hwang (one save) both saw time in Long Island’s goal.

New York City 10, Hudson Valley 8

In the gold medal game, NYC was able to take down previously undefeated Hudson Valley, 10-8, to win the 2012 Empire State Cup. The game was tied 3-3 in the first half, but New York City pulled away with four straight goals and never relinquished the lead. Hudson Valley was able to rally three straight goals to cut the score to 8-6, and later 9-8, but a New York City goal in the final minutes cemented the win. Michael Rastivo (three goals, one assist) and Dylan Molloy (three goals) led New York City in scoring, while James Coughlan (one goal, two assists), Gregory Pietroforte (one goal), John Uppgren (one goal) and Colin Woolford (one goal) chipped in on offense. Dylan Moser (five saves) and Daniel Katzman (four saves) split time in between the pipes. John Yozzo-Scaperrotta (three goals) and Alex Corpolongo (two goals, one assist) led Hudson Valley in scoring. Kevin McDermott, Brian Prestreau and Christopher Santangelo added singles; Brian Prunty had one helper. Michael Zingaro (four saves) and James Danaher (two saves) saw time in goal for Hudson Valley. Daniel Manning and Luke Palmadesso combined to win 12 of 15 faceoffs.

 

TEAM-BY-TEAM RESULTS/STATS

#1 NEW YORK CITY (6-1)

7/26 vs Long Island W 8-4
7/26 vs Western W 10-8
7/27 vs Central W 12-6
7/27 vs Hudson Valley L 5-6
7/27 vs Adirondack W 8-6
7/28 vs Western W 10-4
7/29 vs Hudson Valley W 10-8

PLAYER G A PTS SAVES
Rastivo, Michael 16 7 23
Uppgren, John 10 5 15
Woolford, Colin 11 1 12
Molloy, Dylan 10 2 12
Coughlan, James 3 3 6
Schnitzer, Ross 4 0 4
Pietroforte, Gregory 3 0 3
Fowler, Dylan 2 0 2
Lewis, Carter 0 2 2
Hutchinson, William 1 0 1
Pate, Stefan 1 0 1
Schneider, Jake 1 0 1
Margolis, Jake 1 0 1

Katzman, Daniel 30
Moser, Dylan 30

 

#2 HUDSON VALLEY (6-1)

7/26 vs Central W 11-6
7/26 vs Long Island W 10-8
7/27 vs Adirondack W 12-5
7/27 vs New York City W 6-5
7/27 vs Western W 7-6
7/28 vs Long Island W 10-4
7/29 vs New York City L 8-10

PLAYER G A PTS SAVES
Santangelo, Christopher 15 1 16
Prestreau, Brian 12 2 14
Prunty, Brian 9 4 13
Corpolongo, Alex 6 7 13
McDermott, Kevin 9 1 10
Yozzo-Scaperrotta, John 6 0 6
Landis, Andrew 2 0 2
Mermelstein, Zach 1 1 2
Manning, Daniel 1 0 1
Sharp, Thomas 1 0 1
Davis, Andrew 1 0 1
Rubenstein, David 1 0 1
Palmadesso, Luke 0 1 1

Zingaro, Michael 34
Danaher, James 18

 

#3 WESTERN (4-4)

7/26 vs Adirondack W 11-3
7/26 vs New York City L 8-10
7/27 vs Long Island W 10-6
7/27 vs Central L 9-10
7/27 vs Hudson Valley L 6-7
7/28 vs Adirondack W 11-5
7/28 vs New York City L 4-10
7/29 vs Long Island W 7-6

PLAYER G A PTS SAVES
Januszkiewicz, John 17 10 27
Goltz, Austin 11 4 15
Fields, Connor 10 5 15
May, James 7 3 10
Bishop, Austin 4 4 8
Kaser, Matthew 4 3 7
LaCrosse, Daniel 4 2 6
Wagner, Tomothy 3 3 6
Wilson, Mitchell 2 0 2
Overslaugh, Ben 1 1 2
Craig, Mittan 1 0 1
Wester, Joshua 1 0 1

Ferrino, Taylor 1 37
Lake, Kyle 30

 

#4 LONG ISLAND (3-5)

7/26 vs New York City L 4-8
7/26 vs Hudson Valley L 8-10
7/27 vs Western L 6-10
7/27 vs Adirondack W 9-7
7/27 vs Central W 9-5
7/28 vs Central W 9-6
7/28 vs Hudson Valley L 4-10
7/29 vs Western L 6-7

PLAYER G A PTS SAVES
O’Brien, Patrick 12 8 20
Heldberg, Matthew 14 4 18
Trasolini, Christian 13 1 14
Santorelli, Nicholas 6 0 6
Ramaizel, Anthony 2 4 6
Gannari, Eric 1 5 6
Vezza, Mario 4 1 5
Chin, Maxwell 3 0 3
Henry, Ryan 1 0 1
Rothstein, Justin 1 0 1
DeMarco, Joseph 0 1 1

Delosreyes, Anthony 28
Hwang, David 18
Hughes, Brian 11

 

#5 CENTRAL (3-4)

7/26 vs Hudson Valley L 6-11
7/26 vs Adirondack W 12-3
7/27 vs New York City L 6-12
7/27 vs Western W 10-9
7/27 vs Long Island L 5-9
7/28 vs Long Island L 6-9
7/29 vs Adirondack W 14-6

PLAYER G A PTS SAVES
Thorpe, Gale 16 9 25
Wright, Ryan 9 4 13
O’Hara, Connor 8 3 11
Moran, Matthew 5 3 8
Lux, Kevin 6 1 7
Bertrand, Ronnie 5 1 6
Vecchio, Kendall 4 2 6
Smart, Nathaniel 3 2 5
Edwards, Jeffrey 0 4 4
Case, Marshall 2 1 3
Bracy, Paul 1 0 1
Stone, Colin 1 1 2
Morgan, Michael 0 1 1

Wood, Jacob 28
Smith, Maximillian 19

 

#6 ADIRONDACK (0-7)

7/26 vs Western L 3-11
7/26 vs Central L 3-12
7/27 vs Hudson Valley L 5-12
7/27 vs Long Island L 7-9
7/27 vs New York City L 6-8
7/28 vs Western L 5-11
7/29 vs Central L 6-14

PLAYER G A PTS SAVES
Rick, Mitchell 7 3 10
Miller, Troy 5 1 6
Dyer, Cody 4 2 6
Zabielski, Anthony 5 0 5
Johnston, Bradley 2 3 5
Flood, Dillon 3 0 3
Nardela, Brad 2 1 3
West, Chris 2 1 3
Frognoli, Kyle 1 1 2
Cole, Zachary 2 0 2
Mineau, Michael 2 0 2

Deady, Brenden 36
Anderson, Zachary 26

 

DAY THREE RESULTS

SYRACUSE, NY — The top two seeds of the Empire State Cup, Hudson Valley (6-0) and New York City (5-1), will meet in the Gold Medal Game on Sunday at 12:30 PM, after winning their respective semifinal games today at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse, New York.

In the first semifinal, Christopher Santangelo scored three goals to lead Hudson Valley past Long Island, 10-4.

New York City jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second semifinal, cruising past Western, 10-4.

The two teams met in round-robin play on Friday, with Hudson Valley squeaking away with a 6-5 win.

Western (3-4) and Long Island (3-4) will meet in the Bronze Medal Game at 11:00 AM; Western won the previous meeting, 10-6, on Friday.

Central (2-4) meets Adirondack (0-6) in the Fifth Place Game at 9:30 AM; Central won the round-robin game, 12-3, on Thursday.

Full tournament standings, schedules, results from Saturday’s games and statistics are capsulized below.

 

STANDINGS W L GF GA

Hudson Valley 5 0 46 30
New York City 4 1 43 30
Western 2 3 44 36
Long Island 2 3 36 40
Central 2 3 39 44
Adirondack 0 5 24 52
SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Thursday
Western 11, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 11, Central 6
New York City 8, Long Island 4
Central 12, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 8
New York City 10, Western 8

Friday
Hudson Valley 12, Adirondack 5
New York City 12, Central 6
Western 10, Long Island 6
Hudson Valley 6, New York City 5
Central 10, Western 9
Long Island 9, Adirondack 7
Hudson Valley 7, Western 6
New York City 8, Adirondack 6
Long Island 9, Central 5

Saturday (playoffs)
Long Island 9, Central 6
Western 11, Adirondack 5
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 4
New York City 10, Western 4

Sunday
9:30 AM – #5 Central vs. #6 Adirondack (5th Place Game)
11:00 AM – #3 Western vs. #4 Long Island (Bronze Medal Game)
12:30 PM – #1 Hudson Valley vs. #2 New York City (Gold Medal Game)

 

LEADERS

Goals
16 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
14 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
13 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
12 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
12 – Christian Trasolini, Long Island
11 – Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
11 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
10 – Gale Thorpe, Central
10 – Colin Woolford, New York City
9 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley
9 – John Uppgren, New York City
9 – Connor Fields, Western

Assists
8 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
8 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
6 – Alex Corpolongo, Hudson Valley
6 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
5 – John Uppgren, New York City
5 – Connor Fields, Western
4 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
4 – Gale Thorpe, Central
4 – Anthony Ramaizel, Long Island
3 – Bradley Johnston, Adirondack
3 – Mitchell Rick, Adirondack
3 – Matthew Moran, Central
3 – Ryan Wright, Central
3 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley
3 – Eric Gannari, Long Island
3 – Austin Bishop, Western
3 – Austin Goltz, Western
3 – Matthew Kaser, Western
3 – James May, Western
3 – Tomothy Wagner, Western

Points
24 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
19 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
19 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
16 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
15 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
14 – Gale Thorpe, Central
14 – John Uppgren, New York City
14 – Connor Fields, Western
13 – Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
13 – Christian Trasolini, Long Island
12 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley
10 – Mitchell Rick, Adirondack
10 – Alex Corpolongo, Hudson Valley

Saves
30 – Brenden Deady, Adirondack
30 – Michael Zingaro, Hudson Valley
29 – Taylor Ferrino, Western
27 – Kyle Lake, Western
26 – Daniel Katzman, New York City
25 – Dylan Moser, New York City
21 – Zachary Anderson, Adirondack
21 – Anthony Delosreyes, Long Island
19 – Maximillian Smith, Central
17 – David Hwang, Long Island
GAME RECAPS

Long Island 9, Central 6

Long Island defeated Central for the second time in as many days to advance to the semifinals of the Empire State Cup. With a 4-2 lead at halftime, Long Island scored five of the next six goals to take command of the game. Central started to mount a comeback but ultimately ran out of time, scoring the last three goals of the game. Patrick O’Brien led Long Island with three goals and two assists, while Nicholas Santorelli (two goals), Matthew Heldberg (one goal, one assist) and Anthony Ramaizel (one goal, one assist) also had multiple-point games. Maxwell Chin and Christian Trasolini recorded singles, while Evan Dorman and Mario Vezza chipped in an assist each. David Hwang made five saves in the win. Connor O’Hara led Central with two goals and one assist, with Ronnie Bertrand (two goals), Kendall Vecchio (one goal), Ryan Wright (one goal), Matthew Moran (one assist) and Gale Thorpe (one assist) rounding out the scoring. Maximillian Smith recorded four saves in the loss.

Western 11, Adirondack 5

John Januszkiewicz scored three goals and two assists to lead Western past Adirondack, 11-5. The game was tied 2-2 after the first quarter, but Western scored the next four goals to take the lead for good. James May (two goals, two assists) and Austin Goltz (two goals, one assist) also had multiple points for Western, who advances to the semifinals. Austin Bishop, Matthew Kaser, Daniel LaCrosse and Joshua Wester added singles, while Ben Overslaugh and Tomothy Wagner each had a helper. Taylor Ferrino (five saves) and Kyle Lake (two saves) split time in goal for Western. Mitchell Rick led Adirondack with two goals, with Cody Dyer, Anthony Zabielski and Dillon Flood rounding out the scoring with one goal apiece. Chris West and Bradley Johnston both had one assist. Zachary Anderson (three saves) and Brenden Deady (two saves) split time in goal.

Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 4

Christopher Santangelo scored three goals to lead Hudson Valley past Long Island, 10-4. The win secures HV’s place in the Gold Medal Game. The score was tied 2-2 in the first quarter, before Hudson Valley began to pull away. Kevin McDermott and Brian Prestreau scored two goals and one assist each, while Alex Corpolongo and Brian Prunty chipped in one goal and one assist. Zach Mermelstein (one goal) and Luke Palmadesso (one assist) rounded out the scoring. Michael Zingaro (seven saves) and James Danaher (two saves) split time in the winning goal. Matthew Heldberg (one goal, one assist), Patrick O’Brien (one goal, one assist), Christian Trasolini (one goal, one assist) and Nicholas Santorelli (one goal) were responsible for Long Island’s scoring. Brian Hughes (two saves), Anthony Delosreyes (two saves) and David Hwang (one save) all saw time in the LI cage.

New York City 10, Western 4

NYC punched their ticket in the Gold Medal Game, racing past Western, 10-4, in the semifinals. Western led 7-0 at halftime before surrendering a goal in the third quarter. Dylan Molloy (three goals, one assist), Michael Rastivo (two goals, one assist) and Colin Woolford (two goals, one assist) led New York City in scoring, while James Coughlan, Jake Margolis and John Uppgren added singles. Dylan Moser (four saves) and Daniel Katzman (three saves) split time in goal. Austin Bishop, Austin Goltz, John Januszkiewicz and Tomothy Wagner were responsible for Western’s scoring. Kyle Lake (five saves) and Taylor Ferrino (two saves) saw time in the Western goal.

 

 

DAY TWO RESULTS

SYRACUSE, NY — The playoffs begin on Saturday at the first ever Empire State Cup lacrosse event, at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse, New York. Top-seeded Hudson Valley is a perfect 5-0 in round-robin play, today edging New York City in a tightly-contested battle of undefeateds, before defeating Western in an overtime thriller.

Despite the loss, New York City (4-1) earned a bye with wins over Central and Adirondack on Thursday. They will meet the winner of Western (2-3) and Adirondack (0-5) in the semifinals.

Long Island (2-3) and Central (2-3) will play-in with the winner meeting Hudson Valley in the second semifinal.

Full tournament standings, schedules, results from Friday’s games and statistics are capsulized below.

 

STANDINGS W L GF GA

Hudson Valley 5 0 46 30
New York City 4 1 43 30
Western 2 3 44 36
Long Island 2 3 36 40
Central 2 3 39 44
Adirondack 0 5 24 52
SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Thursday
Western 11, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 11, Central 6
New York City 8, Long Island 4
Central 12, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 8
New York City 10, Western 8

Friday
Hudson Valley 12, Adirondack 5
New York City 12, Central 6
Western 10, Long Island 6
Hudson Valley 6, New York City 5
Central 10, Western 9
Long Island 9, Adirondack 7
Hudson Valley 7, Western 6
New York City 8, Adirondack 6
Long Island 9, Central 5

Saturday (playoffs)
9:30 AM – #4 Long Island vs. #5 Central
11:00 AM – #3 Western vs. #6 Adirondack
1:30 PM – #1 Hudson Valley vs. Long Island/Central winner
3:00 PM – #2 New York City vs. Western/Adirondack winner

Sunday
9:30 AM – 5th Place Game
11:00 AM – Bronze Medal Game
12:30 PM – Gold Medal Game

 

LEADERS

Goals
12 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
11 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
11 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
10 – Gale Thorpe, Central
10 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
10 – Christian Trasolini, Long Island
9 – Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
9 – Connor Fields, Western
8 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley
8 – John Uppgren, New York City
8 – Colin Woolford, New York City

Assists
6 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
5 – Alex Corpolongo, Hudson Valley
5 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
5 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
5 – John Uppgren, New York City
5 – Connor Fields, Western
3 – Mitchell Rick, Adirondack
3 – Gale Thorpe, Central
3 – Ryan Wright, Central
3 – Eric Gannari, Long Island
3 – Anthony Ramaizel, Long Island
3 – Austin Bishop, Western
3 – Matthew Kaser, Western

Points
18 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
16 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
14 – Connor Fields, Western
13 – Gale Thorpe, Central
13 – John Uppgren, New York City
12 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
12 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island
12 – Patrick O’Brien, Long Island
10 – Brian Prestreau, Hudson Valley
10 – Brian Prunty, Hudson Valley
10 – Christian Trasolini, Long Island

Saves
28 – Brenden Deady, Adirondack
23 – Michael Zingaro, Hudson Valley
23 – Daniel Katzman, New York City
22 – Taylor Ferrino, Western
21 – Dylan Moser, New York City
20 – Kyle Lake, Western
19 – Anthony Delosreyes, Long Island
18 – Zachary Anderson, Adirondack
16 – Jacob Wood, Central
15 – Maximillian Smith, Central

 

GAME RECAPS

Hudson Valley 12, Adirondack 5

Brian Prunty and Christopher Santangelo each scored three goals and one assist as Hudson Valley raced past Adirondack, 12-5. Hudson Valley jumped out to an early lead, taking a 7-1 advantage at halftime. Brian Prestreau added three goals, while Alex Corpolongo chipped in one goal and one assist. Kevin McDermott and Matthew Landis each scored once. Michael Zingaro (six saves) and James Danaher (two saves) split time in goal for the win. Mitchell Rick paced Adirondack with four of their five goals, while Anthony Zabielski scored once and Bradley Johnston recorded an assist. Brenden Deady made 12 saves in the loss.

New York City 12, Central 6

Michael Rastivo exploded for five goals and two assists as New York City rallied past Central, 12-6. The score was tied 3-3 after the first quarter, but NYC shut out their opposition in the second and kept the scoring steady, leading 6-3 at the half and 9-4 after three quarters. Ross Schnitzer and Colin Woolford each scored twice, while John Uppgren scored one goal and two assists, and Dylan Molloy added one goal and one assist. James Coughlan had a goal and Carter Lewis had an assist to round out the scoring. Daniel Katzman and Dylan Moser each made four saves in the win. Nathaniel Smart scored two goals and one assist to lead Central, with Matthew Moran scoring twice and Gale Thorpe adding one goal and one assist. Kendall Vecchio added one goal, while Connor O’Hara and Colin Stone each chipped in an assist. Jacob Wood made three saves and Maximillian Smith recorded one in the loss.

Western 10, Long Island 6

Western used a balanced attack to top Long Island, 10-6, in a comeback win. John Januszkiewicz and James May each scored two goals and one assist, while Austin Bishop and Matthew Kaser contributed one goal and two assists. Mittan Craig, Connor Fields and Austin Goltz added singles, while Tomothy Wagner recorded two helpers and Tyler Ferrino had one. Kyle Lake (three saves) and Ferrino (two saves) split time in goal. Christian Trasolini paced Long Island with four goals, with Patrick O’Brien (one goal, one assist), Maxwell Chin (one goal), and Matthew Heldberg (one assist) rounding out the scoring. Anthony Delosreyes (six saves) and David Hwang (three saves) split time in goal.

Hudson Valley 6, New York City 5

In a battle of two previously undefeated teams, Hudson Valley edged New York City, 6-5. Both squads were a perfect 3-0 heading into the game. Christopher Santangelo scored three goals to lead Hudson Valley, while Kevin McDermott, Brian Prestreau and Brian Prunty each scored once. Alex Corpolongo chipped in two assists, and Michael Zingaro (four saves) and James Danaher (two saves) split time in goal. John Uppgren (three goals) and Colin Woolford (two goals) scored for NYC; Daniel Katzman and Dylan Moser both played excellent in goal, notching six saves apiece in the loss.

Central 10, Western 9

Gale Thorpe scored five goals to help Central edge Western, 10-9. Matthew Moran (two goals), Marshall Case (one goal, one assist) and Ryan Wright (one goal, one assist) also recorded multiple points, while Ronnie Bertrand (one goal) and Nathaniel Smart (one assist) rounded out the scoring for Central. Maximillian Smith and Jacob Wood each made three saves in the win. John Januszkiewicz (three goals, one assist) and Connor Fields (two goals, three assists) led Western in scoring. Austin Goltz (two goals), James May (one goal), Mitchell Wilson (one goal), Matthew Kaser (one assist) and Daniel LaCrosse (one assist) rounded out the scoring for Western. Tyler Ferrino made 13 saves in the loss.

Long Island 9, Adirondack 7

Patrick O’Brien scored two goals and two assists to help Long Island record their first win of the 2012 Empire State Cup, topping Adirondack, 9-7. Matthew Heldberg and Christian Trasolini each scored twice, while Ryan Henry, Justin Rothstein and Mario Vezza adding singles; Anthony Ramaizel chipped in two assists. Brian Hughes (five saves), Anthony Delosreyes (three saves) and David Hwang (two saves) all saw time in goal for Long Island. Cody Dyer, Bradley Johnston and Troy Miller each contributed one goal and one assist for Adirondack, while Anthony Zabielski scored twice. Brad Nardella (one goal), Chris West (one goal), and Kyle Fragnoli (one assist) rounded out the scoring. Zachary Anderson (five saves) and Brenden Deady (two saves) each saw time in goal for Adirondack.

Hudson Valley 7, Western 6 (OT)

Kevin McDermott scored the game-winner in overtime to lift undefeated Hudson Valley past Western, 7-6. The game was tightly contested throughout, with the score notched 2-2 at halftime and 4-4 after three quarters. Brian Prestreau (two goals, one assist), Brian Prunty (two goals), Alex Corpolongo (two assists), David Rubenstein (one goal), John Yozzo-Scaperrotta (one goal) and McDermott (one goal) rounded out the scoring. James Danaher (six saves) and Michael Zingaro (four saves) split time in goal. John Januszkiewicz (two goals, two assists), Matthew Kaser (one goal, one assist), Austin Bishop (one goal), Connor Fields (one goal), James May (one goal) and Austin Goltz (one assist) were responsible for Western’s scoring. Kyle Lake finished with nine saves in goal.

New York City 8, Adirondack 6

Michael Rastivo scored two goals and one assist as New York City battled past Adirondack, 8-6. The game was tied deep into the fourth quarter, 6-6, but NYC was able to take command of the game late to secure the win. Colin Woolford added two goals, while Ross Schnitzer, Dylan Fowler, Dylan Molloy and Gregory Pietroforte added singles. Carter Lewis and John Uppgren each recorded a helper. Daniel Katzman (seven saves) and Dylan Moser (four saves) each saw time in goal. Mitchell Rick (one goal, three assists) and Brad Nardella (one goal, one assist) led Adirondack in scoring; Zachary Cole, Dillon Flood, Troy Miller and Michael Mineau each had one goal. Zachary Anderson and Brenden Deady made two saves apiece in the loss.

Long Island 9, Central 5

Matthew Heldberg scored four goals to lead Long Island past Central, 9-5, to wrap up round-robin robin play. Patrick O’Brien added two goals and one assist, while Anthony Ramaizel, Nicholas Santorelli and Christian Trasolini chipped in singles. Mario Vezza, Joseph DeMarco and Eric Gennari each recorded an assist; Anthony Delosreyes earned the win in goal with four saves. Gale Thorpe led Central with two goals and one assist, while Kevin Lux (two goals) and Connor O’Hara (one goal) rounded out the scoring. Jacob Wood (four saves) and Maximillian Smith (three saves) split time in goal.

 

 

DAY ONE RESULTS

SYRACUSE, NY — The Hudson Valley and New York City regions are off to hot starts, as the first ever Empire State Cup lacrosse event is underway at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse, New York.

The two teams, who are 2-0 in round-robin play, will meet on Friday at 12:30 PM as part of a busy schedule; each team will play three games to finalize Saturday’s playoff seeds.

Full tournament standings, schedules, results and statistics are capsulized below.
STANDINGS W L GF GA
Hudson Valley 2 0 21 14
New York City 2 0 18 12
Western 1 1 19 13
Central 1 1 18 14
Long Island 0 2 12 18
Adirondack 0 2 6 23

 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Thursday
Western 11, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 11, Central 6
New York City 8, Long Island 4
Central 12, Adirondack 3
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 8
New York City 10, Western 8

Friday
8:00 AM – Adirondack vs. Hudson Valley
9:30 AM – Central vs. New York City
11:00 AM – Long Island vs. Western
12:30 PM – New York City vs. Hudson Valley
2:00 PM – Central vs. Western
3:30 PM – Adirondack vs. Long Island
5:00 PM – Hudson Valley vs. Western
6:30 PM – Adirondack vs. New York City
8:00 PM – Long Island vs. Central

Saturday
9:30 AM – #4 seed vs. #5 seed
11:00 AM – #3 seed vs. #6 seed
1:30 PM – #1 seed vs. 4/5 winner
3:00 PM – #2 seed vs. 3/6 winner

Sunday
9:30 AM – 4/5 loser vs. 3/6 loser
11:00 AM – Bronze Medal Game
12:30 PM – Gold Medal Game

 

LEADERS

Goals
5 – Christopher Santangelo, Hudson Valley
5 – Connor Fields, Western
5 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
4 – Kevin Lux, Central
4 – Ryan Wright, Central
4 – Matthew Heldberg, Long Island

Assists
2 – Jeffrey Edwards, Central
2 – Matthew Moran, Central
2 – Kendall Vecchio, Central
2 – Ryan Wright, Central
2 – Eric Gennari, Long Island
2 – Connor Fields, Western
2 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
2 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
2 – Dylan Fowler, New York City

Points
7 – Connor Fields, Western
7 – John Januszkiewicz, Western
6 – Ryan Wright, Central
6 – Michael Rastivo, New York City
6 – John Uppgren, New York City

Saves
12 – Brenden Deady, Adirondack
11 – Zachary Anderson, Adirondack
9 – Michael Zingaro, Hudson Valley
8 – Maximillian Smith, Central
8 – Kyle Lake, Western

 

GAME RECAPS

Western 11, Adirondack 3

East Amherst attackman Connor Fields scored three goals and two assists as Western opened the 2012 Empire State Cup with an 11-3 victory over Adirondack. Western led early and often, taking a 6-0 lead at halftime and cruising to victory. John Januszkiewicz added three goals and one assist, while Daniel LaCrosse scored twice. Austin Goltz (one goal, one assist), Tomothy Wagner (one goal) and Mitchell Wilson (one goal) also scored for Western. Kyle Lake (five saves) and Taylor Ferrino (two saves) split time in goal. Kyle Frognoli, Troy Miller and Michael Mineau scored Adirondack’s goals, while Brenden Deady (eight saves) and Zachary Anderson (seven saves) split time in between the pipes.
Hudson Valley 11, Central 6

Hudson Valley raced out to an early 6-1 lead, and utilized a balanced attack to stifle Central, 11-6. After taking the early 5-0 advantage, Central neutralized their opposition, matching Hudson Valley through the final three quarters, 5-5. Rye midfielder Christopher Santangelo led Hudson Valley with three goals, while Brian Prestreau scored twice and Brian Prunty scored one goal and one assist. Alex Corpolongo, Daniel Manning, Kevin McDermott, Thomas Sharp, and John Yozzo-Scaperrotta added singles, and Zach Mermelstein chipped in an assist. Michael Zingaro and James Danaher each recorded two saves in goal for Hudson Valley. Kevin Lux (Fayetteville-Manlius) paced Central with three goals, while Gale Thorpe (Jordan Eldbridge) rifled two goals and an assist. Kendall Vecchio (Watertown) scored once and Jeffrey Edwards (Jamesville-Dewitt) chipped in an assist to round out the scoring. Maximillian Smith (Skaneateles) and Jacob Wood (Marietta) each made four saves in goal.
New York City 8, Long Island 4

John Uppgren scored three goals and Michael Rastivo added two as New York City stunned Long Island, 8-4. The score was tied 1-1 in the second quarter before NYC scored three straight to take the lead for good. William Hutchinson, Dylan Molloy and Ross Schnitzer each scored once, while James Coughlan chipped in an assist. Dylan Moser (four saves) and Daniel Katzman (two saves) split time in goal in the winning effort. Christian Trasolini led Long Island with two goals, while Nicholas Santorelli and Patrick O’Brien scored once. Eric Gennari and Anthony Ramaizel each had one assist. David Hwang and Anthony Delosreyes each recorded five saves in the loss.
Central 12, Adirondack 3

Jamesville-Dewitt attackman Ryan Wright scored four goals and two assists to help Central rally past Adirondack, 12-3. The score was tied 1-1 after the first quarter, but Central took command of the game in the second quarter, taking a 5-1 lead at halftime. Connor O’Hara (Skaneateles) scored three goals for Central, while Gale Thorpe (Jordan Elbridge) and Matthew Moran (Watertown) each scored one goal and two assists. Nathaniel Smart (Marcellus), Marshall Case (Vestal) and Kevin Lux (Manlius) each scored one goal, while Michael Morgan (Carthage), Jeffrey Edwards (Jamesville-Dewitt) and Ronnie Bertrand (Baldwinsville) each had an assist. Maximillian Smith (Skaneateles) had four saves and Jacob Wood (Marietta) had two saves in goal. Chris West, Troy Miller and Zachary Cole scored the goals for Adirondack. Zachary Anderson and Brenden Deady each made four saves in the loss.
Hudson Valley 10, Long Island 8

Hudson Valley hung on to beat Long Island, 10-8, to improve to 2-0. Hudson Valley held a 6-3 halftime lead, but Long Island battled back to cut the score to 7-6 after three quarters. Kevin McDermott and Christopher Santangelo each scored two goals for Hudson Valley, while Alex Corpolongo, Andrew Davis, Matthew Landis, Brian Prastreau, Brian Prunty and John Yozzo-Scaperrotta chipped in singles. Michael Zingaro (seven saves) and James Danaher (two saves) each saw time in goal in the win. Matthew Heldberg paced Long Island with four goals and one assist, and Patrick O’Brien added one goal and one assist. Nicholas Santorelli, Christan Trasolini and Mario Vezza each scored once, while Eric Gennari chipped in an assist. Brian Hughes (four saves), Anthony Delosreyes (one save), and David Hwang (one save) all saw time in goal for Long Island.
New York City 10, Western 8

Two strong teams battled through the rain, as New York City outlasted Western, 10-8. Michael Rastivo led the squad offensively with two goals and two assists, while Colin Woolford added two goals and John Uppgren chipped in a goal and two helpers. Dylan Fowler, Dylan Molloy, Stefan Pate, Gregory Pietroforte and Jake Schneider added singles for NYC. Daniel Katzman made four saves and Dylan Moser added three in goal. John Januszkiewicz paced Western with two goals and an assist, while Connor Fields scored twice. Austin Goltz, Matthew Kaser, Daniel LaCrosse and Ben Overslaugh each added a goal; Austin Bishop had one assist. Taylor Ferrino (five saves) and Kyle Lake (three saves) split time in goal for Western.

 

Photo credit: Larry Palumbo / Coyote Magic Photography

About Empire State Cup

The Empire State Cup was designed in 2012 to give high school boys lacrosse players in the state of New York another opportunity to be seen and recruited playing at the highest level of competition possible.

The 2015 Cup will introduced a new format with 3 divisions for boys and girls lacrosse and a brand new 7 v 7 football division.

Lacrosse Divisions are by graduation year 2015, 2017 & 2019. Players can only play for one division, and are eligible to play up a level.

ESC now has introduced football with two divisions of 7 v 7

Graduation years 2016 & 2018.

The cup is designed to see who indeed is the best region in the Empire State.