Empire State Cup Lacrosse Tournament Updates and Highlights

Empire State Cup Lacrosse Tournament Updates and Highlights


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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.


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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, Andrew 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.
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