Saturday, July 9, 2011
Bay State Games: Day 5 Recap
Courtesy Bay State Games media relations director Peter Cohenno:
New England Sports Center – Marlboro, MA
Coastal 8, West 0 Coastal jumped out early and never looked back as they defeated West, 8-0. Coastal was led offensively by Jonathan Hart (Bridgewater, Bridgewater-Raynham) and Frank Cambria (West Bridgewater, Coyle-Cassidy) who each had two goals in the victory. Combining for the shutout were Coastal goaltenders Sean Cleary (Centerville, Barnstable) and Jake Berry (Wellfleet, Nauset). Despite having a short bench, West battled to the end. Coastal improved to 2-1 in the tournament, while West falls to 0-4.
Central 6, Northeast 5 Central held on in the third period to defeat Northeast, 6-5. For the second game in a row, Northeast entered the third period trailing by one goal, but this time was unable to pull ahead as both teams scored three goals in the third. Central’s attack was quarterbacked by Cody Brier (Marlborough, Asabet Valley Tech) who had two assists in the third period, and tallied three in all. The Northeast offense was paced by junior forward Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) who finished the game with two goals and two assists. After Justin Huard (Auburn, Auburn HS) of Central found the net to push the score to 4-2 early in the third period, Northeast defenseman Matt Brett (Westford, Westford Academy) scored on the power play with a blast from the point. Brett finished the game with a goal and an assist. For the tournament, Central is now 2-1, and Northeast moves to 3-1.
Metro 6, Southeast 2 Freshman Chris Usseglio (Watertown, Watertown HS) scored two of Metro’s four first period goals to boost his team to a 6-2 win. Conal Lynch (Charlestown, Boston Latin) chipped in with two points on a goal and assist. Dean Chandler (Hanover, Hanover HS) compiled a pair of assists to lead in points for Southeast.
Central vs Coastal Game was declared a draw.
Central/West 2, Southeast/Coastal 2 For the second time in the tournament, Central/West and Southeast/Coastal battled to a draw, 2-2. Central/West jumped out to a two-goal lead as freshman Kayla O’Connor (Springfield, Deerfield Academy) and Samantha Pion (Easthampton, Proctor Academy) each scored a goal early in the first period. Southeast/Coastal was able to pull even with scores from Monica Riordan (Milton, Milton HS) and Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Dexter). In between the pipes, Amanda Fontaine (Northfield, Northfield-Mount Herman) and Emily Spencer (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) were solid for Central/West while Christina Frasca (Norwood, Norwood HS) matched the effort across the ice.
Central/West 8, Metro/Northeast 0 Sarah Wilczynski (Ludlow, The Hotchkiss School), Jackie Tavella (East Longmeadow, Deerfield Academy) and Kayla O'Connor (Springfield, Deerfield Academy) each scored two goals to lead Central/West over Metro/Northeast, 8-0. O’Connor also added three assists while Wilczynski dished out two. Amanda Fontaine (Northfield, Northfield-Mount Herman) and Emily Spencer (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) shared the shutout in between the pipes.
Waltham High School – Waltham, MA
West 3, Metro 2
Northeast 1, Coastal 0
Southeast 3, Central 0
Coastal 1, Metro 0
Northeast 3, Central 1
Central 4, Metro 3
Northwest 0, West 0
Bronze Medal Game Play-In (4th place vs 5th place)
Southeast 3, Metro 0
Gold Medal Game Play-In (2nd place vs 3rd place)
Central 1, Northeast 0