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Western Regional Pictures
June 5, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 18 Amherst: 6
Amherst, NY: In a physical battle the HF-L Cougars dominated all phases of play to defeat the Amherst Lady Tigers 18-6. After some initial jitters the in the first few minutes the Lady Cougars opened the scoring with a goal by Anna LeGrett on an assist by Maggie Stankaitis. Anna had her best game to this point in the season against the Tigers. HF-L proceeded to put two more goals on the board by Freshmen Carrie Stankaitis on an 8-M shot and Sarah LeGrett who hit one in a nice individual effort. Amherst put in a goal to bring the score to 3-1 Cougars with 13:55 to go in the first half. The Cougars really turned on the afterburners using their superior team speed and pinpoint passing to score 6 unanswered goals. The seniors demonstrated tremendous leadership while running the score up to 10-1 with 1:44 to go in the first half. Lindsay, Anna, Maggie Stankaitis all hit goals during this pivotal twelve minute stretch of the game and took control of the outcome. Goalie Nicole Derby made some phenomenal stops as she continues to settle into her role as the starting goalie. Strong team defensive efforts lead by Nora Stambaugh, Ashley Moyer, Kelsey Hurley, Amanda Powell, Molly Fitzsimons, Kristin Mansfield and Nicole Davis helped keep the tigers in check for the entire first half allowing only two goals. The half time score was 10-2 Cougars. Christie Powell, Sage Sarkis and the other HF-l middies and attack players tormented the Amherst Tigers forcing several turnovers throughout the contest.
Senior Tricia Schunk also had a nice game as she opened the second half scoring hitting on an 8 meter shot. Sophomore Maddie Silverman finally arrived at the party with a series of 8 meter goals tallying three in the second half. In total eight different HF-L players scored in a balanced attack. Tricia, Maggie all nailed goals for HF-L and Senior Sierra Sarkis finished the scoring burning the Amherst goalie up high. Amherst scored four goals during the second half but never really threatened the insurmountable Cougar lead. Over the last few minutes of the game several of the pull-ups enjoyed some playing time and demonstrated the depth of the HF-L program with tenacious and skilled play. Way to go Pull-Ups! The battle-tested Cougars seem to be peaking at the right time and have earned their third consecutive trip to the State Semi Finals at SUNY Cortland. Congratulations Cougars!
Statistics: Lindsay Powell: 4 goals, 1 assist, Anna LeGrett: 4 goals, 1 assist, Maddie Silverman: 3 goals, 1 assist, Maggie Stankaitis: 2 goals, 1 assist, Tricia Schunk: 2 goals, Carrie Stankaitis: 1 goal, Sierra Sarkis: 1 goal, Sara LeGrett: 1 goal. Goalie Nicole Derby: 8 saves
June 2, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 9 Penn Yan: 5
Sectional Finals Pictures
At Spencerport High School: To paraphrase Dickens...“It was the worst of times it was the best of times.” In a Tale of Two Halves the Cougars overcame a three goal deficit to seal their third consecutive section five championship. Down by three goals with 19 minutes left heart, athleticism and determination carried the Cougars to score eight goals and snatch away the win from a veteran Penn Yan Mustang team. Goalie Nicole Derby and the entire defensive unit led by Nora Stambaugh and Ashley Moyer, Christy Powell and Kelsey Hurley frustrated the Mustangs all day and held them to 5 goals on limited opportunities. Seniors Maggie Stankaitis (3 goals), Lindsay Powell (4 goals) led the second half rally and Sophomore Maddie Silverman contributed with two key goals of her own to help nail down the victory. Both Tricia Schunk and Maggie made beautiful assists to spur the resurgent Cougar offence in the second half. In addition, Sierra and Sage Sarkis, Anna and Sarah LeGrett, Carrie Stankaitis and Amanda Powell used their speed to ride the Penn Yan players in the neutral zone leading to several turnovers. Overall it was a well-earned victory by a team that stuck to the game plan and demonstrated a tremendous will to win. Congratulations Cougars!
HF-L will move on to the State Quarter Finals at Amherst High School, Saturday at 7:00 PM on Saturday night.
Fast Start Leads Cougars to Victory over Previously Unbeaten Marcus Whitman
May 29, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 15 Marcus Whitman: 7
Sectional Semi Final Pictures
At Victor High School the Lady Cougar's opened the game with a flurry of goals to quickly take control of the game. At one point the Cougars lead 10-1 after a last second goal by Marcus Whitman at the end of the first half. Smothering defense and possession control were highlights for the day as HF-L consistently dominated 50-50 opportunities. The Cougars coasted to a 15-7 victory earning the right to defend their Section Five title.
With the victory HF-L moves on to the Section 5 Class C championship game against a veteran Penn Yan squad. The game will be played at 5:00 PM, June 2, 2010 at Spencerport High School. Come out and cheer on the Lady Cougars!
HF-L Opens their Defense of the Section 5 Class C Girls Lacrosse Championship with a Convincing Win Over Waterloo
May 26, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 22 Waterloo: 6
The HF-L varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team opened the 2010 Section 5 playoffs with a convincing with over the Waterloo Indians on Wednesday night. After a rough stretch that saw the Cougars split their last four games it was encouraging to see the Cougars play with aggression and passion. The Cougars started off the scoring with goals by seniors Maggie Stankaitis and one by Lindsay Powell who was assisted by Maggie. The Indians responded with a goal at the 16:12 mark. HF-L then took control of the game with four goals by four different players. Freshman Carrie Stankaitis netted one off a feed by Sophomore Maddie Silverman, Lindsay scored on an 8-meter shot, Freshman Sarah LeGrett scored on a nice feed by Lindsay and Maggie buried an unassisted goal to complete the outburst and bring the score to 6-1 HF-L. Waterloo sunk a goal at the 9:28 mark to close the gap to four goals which was the closest they would get for the remainder of the game. HF-L responded with a flurry of goals culminating with dramatic rush by Freshman Amanda Powell directly off the draw and scoring an unassisted goal with only two seconds left in the first half. The score was 12-4 HF-L at the conclusion of the first Half.
The second half saw a continued display of HF-L offensive firepower. Lindsay Powell had a team high of seven goals and two assists followed by Maddie Silverman at five goals and two assists. In total 8 different HF-l players scored goals and 6 players had assists. Most encouraging was the play of the HF-L defense which is critical to the team’s post season aspirations. The team played an attacking style of defense that created ball pressure. This combined with better low defense enabled the rejuvenated Cougars to hold the Indians to six goals for the entire contest and only two in the second half. Strong team defensive efforts lead by Nora Stambaugh, Ashley Moyer, Kelsey Hurley and Freshman Christie Powell; ably supported by the middies including, Lindsay, Anna LeGrett, Tricia Schunk, Carrie Stankaitis and Maddie Silverman kept Waterloo in check all evening. Several players contributed to the offense in the second half leading to a final score of 22-6 in favor of HF-L. HF-L will play the 17-0 Marcus Whitman Wildcats at 5:00 at Victor High School. Come out and support the Cougars.
Statistics: Maggie Stankaitis: 2 goals, 2 assists, Lindsay Powell: 7 goals, 2 assists, Anna LeGrett: 2 goals, 1 assist, Carrie Stankaitis: 1 goal, 2 assists, Maddie Silverman: 5 goals, 2 assists, Sarah LeGrett: 2 goals, 1 assist, Amanda Powell: 1 goal, Sierra Sarkis: 1 goal, Christie Powell: 1 goal. Goalie Nicole Derby: 5 saves
Cougars Rally Falls Short in a Tough Loss to Fairport
May 19, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 14 Fairport: 17
The Cougars dropped a tough match to a hungry Fairport squad in their final regular season game of the year. The Raider's opened the game with a flurry jumping out to a 7-1 lead. From that point forward HF-L actually outscored Fairport 13-10 making the game interesting in the second half and closing to within two goals at one point. At the end of the day that early deficit was just too much to overcome bringing the Cougars regular season to a close with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses. Now the Cougars are gearing up for the post season with their opening game of the Section 5 playoffs on June 26th. The Cougars are a 2 seed in the annual tournament and will play the winner of the first round match between Waterloo and Midlakes. Good luck Cougars!
HF-L Celebrates Senior Night with a Victory over Eastridge
May 18, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 21 Eastridge: 4
Senior Night Pictures
The HF-L community honored their graduating seniors on Tuesday evening prior to their last regular season home game of the 2010 season. All six graduating players have had a positive impact on the Lacrosse program and have been exemplary representatives of the HF-L community. Best of luck to the graduating seniors: Molly Fitzsimmons-Defense, Anna LeGrett-Midfield, Lindsay Powell-Midfield, Sierra Sarkis-Attack, Tricia Schunk-Midfield and Margaret Stankaitis-Attack.
The seniors showed their appreciation to the fans with a powerful offensive display. Maggie Stankaitis had three goals and four assists and Anna LeGrett had three goals and two assists. Lindsay Powell added two goals with four assists and Sierra Sarkis chipped in with two goals of her own. Tricia also chipped in with a goal and an assist. Molly Fitzsimmons lead a stingy defense that helped deliver a first-half shutout.
Solid Defensive Effort Leads HF-L to a Win Over Rush Henrietta
May 15, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 11 Rush Henrietta: 9
Rush Henrietta Pictures
In yet another close game the HFL-L Cougars held off a determined Rush Henrietta team to notch their tenth victor of the season. The Cougars kept RH under ten goals for the game through solid team defense and ball control. Junior Goalie Kate Smith had 8 saves on the day including some nice stops during the waning minutes of the second half to seal the victory. Senior Lindsay Powell had a strong showing with 4 goals and three assists to lead the offence.
Cougars Rally to Beat East Rochester
May 14, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 15 East Rochester: 12
HF-L overcame a persistent East Rochester team in the sandwich game of a grueling three games in three days schedule. To come away with a win under these circumstances was especially impressive after the tough defeat against Brighton the prior evening. Goalie Kate Smith again came up with some big stops. Lindsay Powell, Anna LeGrett and Maddie Silverman lead the high powered HF-L offense. This week the Lady Cougars took two one-goal defeats against tough opponents in Brighton and Corning East. Coming back to beat one of their traditional rivals who always play the Cougars tough is another important demonstration of the heart the 2010 Lady Cougars exhibit every time they take the field.
HF-L Comes Up Short VS. Brighton
May 13, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 10 Brighton: 11
Cougars Just Miss Against Corning East
May 10, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 13 Corning East: 14
Corning East Pictures
Lady Cougars Squeak by Irondequoit
May 6, 2010
Score: HF-L: 12 Irondequoit: 11
HF-L came with a slim margin of victory over an improved Irondequoit squad. The Cougars got out to a 6-4 first half lead on goals by Anna LeGrett assisted by Maggie Stankaitis, Tricia Schunk assisted by Maddie Silverman, Maggie Stankaitis, Cari Stankaitis and Tricia on an 8-meter shot. Nicole Derby come up with 4 key saves in the first half. She was supported by a strong defensive effort lead by Nora Stambaugh, Amanda Powell, Kelsey Hurley, Molly Fitzsimmons, Ashley Moyer, and Kristen Mansfield who frustrated the Irondequoit attack during the first half.
The Cougars ran up the score to 8-4 on goals by Cari assisted by Tricia and Cari assisted by Tricia. Irondequoit stormed back with four goals to tie the score at 8-8. HF-L and Irondequoit traded goals for the rest of the game until HF-L finally prevailed. HF-L shared the offensive load with goals by Maggie Stankaitis, Anna on an 8-meter and Maddie Silverman hit pay-dirt twice (one unassisted and one assisted by Maggie) to finish the scoring and seal the victory.
Statistics: Anna LeGrett: 3 goals, Maggie Stankaitis: 2 goals, 2 assists, Tricia Schunk: 3 goals, 1 assist, Sarah LeGrett: 1 assist, Cari Stankaitis: 2 goals, 1 assist, Maddie Silverman: 2 goals, 1 assist, Goalie Nicole Derby: 8 saves
HF-L Digs Deep to Edge Victor
May 4, 2010>
Score: HF-L: 14 Victor: 13
In a tightly contested match that included 6 lead changes the HF-L beat visiting Victor to sweep the season series. The much improved Victor squad showed their heart by aggressively pursuing 50/50 balls, draw controls and playing an attacking style of defense. The HF-L team showed their character by staying calm and coming through when it mattered most with goals and defensive stops. Victor put a scare in the Cougars by opening up a quick 4 goal lead. The cougars regrouped and slowed Victor down by applying neutral zone pressure and controlling the ball more effectively. HF-L finally broke through with three 8-meter goals by seniors Anna LeGrett, Tricia Schunk and one by Cari Stankaitis. Tricia scored another goal to even the score at 4-4. Victor struck back with a goal briefly establishing a one-goal lead. Three unassisted goals by Lindsay Powell, Maddie Silverman and Cari Stankaitis brought the half time score to 7-5 HF-L.
Victor was not to be denied as they score two quick goals to even the score. HF-L scored three times on goals by Lindsay, Cari and Tricia to establish a short lived lead. Once again Victor responded with a flurry of goals eventually bringing the score to 10-11 Victor with ten minutes to go in the game. From the point forward the JHF-L team defense limited the damage by holding Victor to two goals for the remainder of the game. One the of the Victor goals was reversed due an illegal stick infraction. Cari, Tricia (on assists from Lindsay) and Maggie Stankaitis scored to tie the score with three minutes to go. Maddie Silverman than sank an 8-meter shot and HF-L gained draw control and was able to kill the clock for the remainder of the game.
Statistics: Anna Legrett: 1 goal, Cari Stankaitis: 4 goals, 1 assist, Tricia Schunk: 4 goals, 2 assists, Lindsay Powell: 2 goals, 1 assist, Maddie Silverman: 2 goals, Maggie Stankaitis: 1 goal. Goalie Nicole Derby: 4 saves
HF-L Overpowers Eastridge
April 30, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 20 Eastridge: 2
A strong defensive effort leads the Cougars to victory over Eastridge. Junior Goalie Kate Smith made several nice stops throughout the game and nearly earned a shutout. HF-L did not give up a score until the last few minutes of the game. Our stalwart defense led by Nora Stambaugh, Amanda Powell, Kelsey Hurley, Molly Fitzsimmons, Ashley Moyer, and Kristen Mansfield kept the Eastridge offence in check all day. In addition the offensive load was shared throughout the team with 10 different players scoring goals.
Statistics: Maggie Stankaitis: 3 goals, 3 assists, Maddie Silverman: 4 goals, 1 assists, Lindsay Powell: 2 goals, 2 assists, Anna LeGrett: 4 goals, 2 assists, Mandy Powell: 2 goals, 1 assists, Sierra Sarkis: 1 goal, Sage Sarkis: 1 goal, Jessie Lesczynski: 1 goal, Taylor Burgart: 1 goal, Christie Powell: 1 goal. Goalie Kate Smith: 6 saves
Tenacious HF-L Cougars Overcome East Rochester
April 28, 2010
Score: HF-L: 18 East Rochester: 11
East Rochester Pictures
On Wednesday afternoon The HF-L Cougar squad overcame a stern test by the scrappy ER Bombers and continued their development as a team. Once again there was a nice distribution of goals and assists. Seven teammates scored goals and 7 tallied assists. Honeoye Falls had a noticeable advantage in draw control throughout the game leading to several scoring opportunities. The scoring started on a goal by Maddie Silverman shortly after winning the opening draw. That was followed by an 8-meter goal by Lindsay Powell. ER stormed right back with a goal by Senior Jess Otis who would be a nemesis to the HF-L defense throughout the match. Meanwhile ER had two yellow cards but they were able to minimize the damage. Lindsay Powell scored two quick goals to bring the score to 4-1 in favor of HF-L. The ER goalie played tough all day she shut down several HF-L 8-meter shots. ER scored twice to bring the score to 4-3 HF-L. Christie Powell scored on assist by Sage Sarkis and Tricia Schunk netted a goal assisted by Maddie Silverman. The first half HF-L scoring finished with a goal by Carrie Stankaitis assisted by Lindsay and a pretty score by Anna LeGrett assisted by Carrie. ER just wouldn’t go away as they netted three goals of their own. The score at halftime was 8-6 in favor of HF-L.
HF-L opened the second half scoring on a goal by Maggie Stankaitis on an assist by Lindsay. Maddie hit on a pretty assist by Tricia. ER scored at the 19:48 mark. Anna scored on an 8-meter shot followed by a goal by Maddie who was ably assisted by Taylor Burgart bringing. ER retaliated with a two goals and with 12:00 left to they closed the gap to 12-9. In the meantime HF-L turned up the defensive pressure let by strong play by Nora Stambaugh, Amanda Powell, Kelsey Hurley, Molly Fitzsimmons, Ashley Moyer, and Kristen Mansfield. Goalie Nicole Derby made some timely saves as well. HF-L decided to space out the game with an offensive barrage started by Lindsay Powell with an 8-meter goal. This was followed by two goals by Sage assisted both times by Lindsay Powell. ER again came back with three goals to finish their scoring at with three minutes left in the game. The score at that point was 15-11 HF-L. HF-L scored three more times to finish the scoring; two by Maggie Stankaitis and one by Tricia Schunk who was assisted by Maddie Silverman. Kate Smith came in at goalie in the second half and played a strong 25 minutes in her first Varsity action. HF-L came away with a victory against a tough opponent who just wouldn’t quit. These mid-season matches are important building blocks for a team with post season aspirations.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell: 4 goals, 5 assists, Maddie Silverman: 3 goals, 3 assists, Ann LeGrett: 2 goals, 1 assist, Christie Powell: 1 goal, Sage Sarkis: 2 goals, 1 assist, Tricia Schunk: 2 goals, 1 assist, Maggie Stankaitis: 3 goals, Carrie Stankaitis: 1 goal, 1 assist, Taylor Burgart: 1 assist. Goalies Nicole Derby and Kate Smith: 4 saves
Team Effort Leads to Impressive Win Over Churchville-Chili
April 26, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 20 Churchville-Chili: 5
Eleven different HF-L players scored during a 20-5 victory over the Churchville-Chili Saints on Monday afternoon. HF-L started out of the gate quickly with quick goals by two of the Powell sisters. Lindsay netted an 8-meter shot at 23:00 and Mandy scored at 22:18. This was followed by goals by Maggie Stankaitis and two more by Lindsay (one assisted by Maggie Stankaitis and the other by Freshman Sara LeGrett). Churchville-Chili responded with a goal at the halfway mark of the first period followed by a Maggie Stankaitis goal that was assisted by Maddie Silverman and then Maddie scored a goal of her own. The Saints netted a goal at the seven minute mark and sophomore net-minder Nicole derby turned back a tough Churchville-Chili bid at the five minute mark. Christy Powell netted a goal off an assist from Maddie at the 4:22 mark that was followed by a goal by Sierra Sarkis on an 8-meter shot. Churchville-Chili scored on an 8-meter shot followed by a goal by Maddie on another 8-meter shot. Lindsay finished the HF-L first scoring off an assist by Maddie. The Saints finished the first scoring with an 8-meter shot bringing the score to 10-4 HF-L.
The second half was more of the same for the Cougars who scored another ten goals but limited Churchville-Chili to only one goal. Another strong effort was turned by our defensive unit led by Nora Stambaugh, Kelsey Hurley, Ashley Moyer, Kristen Mansfield, Molly Fitzsimons and Christy Powell. Nicole Derby made some fine saves as she continues her development as the starting keeper for the Lady Cougars. Cari Stankaitis opened the second half scoring on an 8-meter shot followed by goals by Anna LeGrett unassisted and Maggie assisted by Sierra. Sage Sarkis netted a goal off an assist by Maggie and Churchville-Chili responded with what would prove to be their last goal of the game at the 18:00 minute mark. Tricia Schunk joined the scoring brigade on an assist by Lindsay and Lindsay scored one of her own. Christy Powell scored on an 8-meter followed by scores by Anna, and Cari. The HF-L scoring was wrapped up for the day on an aggressive play by super defender Kelsey Hurley.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell: 5 goals, 1 assist, Maddie Silverman: 2 goals, 3 assists, Maggie Stankaitis: 3 goals, 1 assist, Sierra Sarkis: 1 goal, 1 assist, Anna LeGrett: 2 goals, Christy Powell: 2 goals, Cari Stankaitis: 2 goals, Mandy Powell: 1 goal, Tricia Schunk: 1 goal, Kelsey Hurley 1 goal, Sage Sarkis: 1 goal, Sara LeGrett: 1 assist. Sophomore Goal tender Nicole Derby: 8 saves
HF-L Takes A Tough Loss To Class B Brighton
April 14, 2010
Final Score: Brighton: 7 HF-L: 5
On a beautiful spring evening the HF-L Cougars took on the perennial Section Five powerhouse Brighton Barons in a tightly contested match. The Cougars welcomed back seniors Lindsay Powell and Anna LeGrett into the lineup as the Cougars were at full strength for the first time this season. HF-L got off to a fast start as Lindsay Powell scored on an assist from Maggie Stankaitis within the first minute. From that point forward Brighton dominated the first half. The Brighton goalie turned in a strong performance stonewalling the HF-L offence and finishing with 15 saves on the day. Brighton scored five unanswered goals and went into halftime with a 5-1 lead.
Brighton scored two more quick goals opening up a six goal lead to start the second half. Then the Cougars offence started to gain some momentum. Lindsay scored her second goal of the game resulting 7-2 Brighton lead. After a timeout called by Coach O’Connell, HF-L turned up the offensive pressure with goals by Cari Stankaitis, Maddie Silverman and Anna LeGrett bringing the Cougars within 2. Nicole Derby had another strong showing in goal shutting out the Barons for much of the second half. Our super defenders Kelsey Hurley, Nora Stambaugh, Ashley Moyer, Kristin Mansfield, Molly Fitzsimmons and Christie Powell did a great job especially in the second half to slow down the Brighton offence. Mandy Powell, Anna LeGrett, Sierra and Sage Sarkis turned in some valuable minutes and provided intense neutral zone pressure. The Cougars ran out of time with their comeback bid and the game ended with a 7-5 Brighton victory. The Cougars are poised for a strong second half of the season now that the team is finally at full strength and ready for a push towards the playoffs.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell: 2 goals, Carrie Stankaitis: 1 goal, Maddie Silverman: 1 goal, Anna LeGrett: 1 goal, Maggie Stankaitis: 1 assist. Goalie Nicole Derby had 7 saves
Strong Second Half Helps HF-L Prevail Over Penfield
April 12, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 11 Penfield: 10
The first half was a sloppy affair marked by HF-L turnovers and missed opportunities. Penfield came out hard and fast with two quick goals. Maggie Stankaitis answered with two goals (one assisted by Sierra Sarkis) of her own to even the score at 2 goals each. Penfield drew ahead by sinking a goal at the 17:00 mark and once again Maggie helped to keep it close with a quick goal off the ensuing draw. Penfield then rattled off four more goals and Maggie finished the first half scoring with an 8-meter goal. Penfield led 7-4 going into halftime.
Clearly Coach O’Connell’s halftime speech made an impact as the Cougars stormed back with four quick goals to open the second half and earn a one goal lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the match. Sierra tallied a goal on an 8-meter shot, Tricia Schunk scored on a nice feed from Maggie, Maggie netted one and Mandy Powell buried an 8-meter shot to bring the score to 8-7 Cougars. From that point on the two teams went back and forth starting with a goal by Freshman Sarah LeGrett assisted by Maggie and then Maddie Silverman scored on assist by Maggie. Penfield struck back with a goal to bring them within one goal and Cari Stankaitis responded with a goal again assisted by Maggie. Penfield finished the scoring with a goal at the 0:16 mark. The HF-L defense shut down Penfield for a pivotal ten minute stretch in the second half. Nora Stambaugh, Kelsey Hurley, Ashley Moyer, Kristin Mansfield, Molly Fitzsimmons and Powell all contributed to a strong second half defensive effort by harassing the Penfield attackers leading to several turnovers and clutch goaltending by Nicole Derby helped to seal the victory.
Statistics: Maggie Stankaitis: 5 goals and 4 assists, Sierra Sarkis: 1 goal and 1 assist, Tricia Schunk: 1 goal, Mandy Powell: 1 goal, Sarah LeGrett: 1 goal, Maddie Silverman: 1 goal, Cari Stankaitis: 1 goal. Goalie Nicole Derby: 6 saves
Offensive Outburst Leads To Victory Over Irondequoit
April 8, 2010
Final Score HF-L: 15 Irondequoit: 7
Home cooking suits the lady Cougars with a display of offensive firepower. HF-L started the game fast with a goal off the opening and a score by Freshman Cari Stankaitis assisted by her sister Maggie. This would be a repeated theme as Maggie would feed Cari for four goals during the course of the game. In a marked contrast to the Victor contest many of the HF-L goals were set up by an active offensive scheme that involved repeated cuts towards the goal. This team oriented approach created passing lanes and really opened up the HF-L offence. HF-L was up by four goals before Irondequoit stuck back with two goals of their own. Senior Maggie Stankaitis had a fantastic game tallying five goals and three assists on the day.
HF-L had a decided edge on draw control throughout the match. In addition, the defense again came up big for HF-L. Juniors Ashley Moyer, Nora Stambaugh, Kristin Mansfield and Sophomore Kelsey Hurley supported by the middies played shut-down defense against the talented Irondequoit attackers. Freshman Mandy Powell scored off a nice feed by Cari Stankaitis. Neighbors Maddie Silverman and Taylor Burgart connected for two goals by Taylor and Maddie fed Cari for another. Sage Sarkis fired a pretty 8-meter shot past the Irondequoit goalie for her first varsity goal. Sophomore Nicole Derby had another solid performance in goal with a total of 13 saves. Senior Tricia Schunk fed Cari for the final goal of the game securing the victory for the hungry Cougar squad.
Statistics: Maggie Stankaitis: 5 goals and 3 assists, Cari Stankaitis: 5 goals and 2 assists, Taylor Burgart: 2 goals, Maddie Silverman: 1 goal and 3 assists, Mandy Powell: 1 goal, Sage Sarkis: 1 goal, Tricia Schunk: 1 assist. Goalie Nicole Derby had 13 saves
Second Half surge Leads Lady Cougars to a Hard Fought Win Over Victor
April 6, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 11 Victor: 8
On a cool and foggy night the Lady Cougars notched the first victory of the 2010 campaign. The first half was a tightly contested affair and that resulted in a 4-4 tie. HF-L opened the scoring with an unassisted goal by freshman Kari Stankaitis followed by a goal by her big sister Maggie. Victor stormed back with two goals of their own to tie the game at 2 goals each. Maggie scored her second goal of the night on an 8-meter shot followed by freshman Mandy Powell scoring on another 8-meter shot. No lead was safe in the first half as Victor came back and scored two more goals to end the first half in a tie.
The Cougars kicked their offence into high gear scoring twice to open the half with Maggie burying an 8-meter shot and Tricia Schunk making a determined unassisted goal. Victor scored a quick goal and Maddie Silverman responded with nice left-handed goal making the score 7-5 HF-L with 18:28 remaining in the game. Maggie scored on an 8-meter shot at the 17:30 mark. The scoring settled down for several minutes. Victor finally broke through with eleven minutes left in the second half and Maggie scored her fifth goal of the night reestablishing a three goal lead for the Cougars. Victor scored again with ten minutes left in the game and this time Taylor Burgart responded with another unassisted goal to maintain the three goal lead. Maddie Silverman scored her second goal of the night off a pretty feed from Maggie. Victor scored a goal with six minutes left in the game and then the Cougars shut down the Victor offence for the rest of the game. Kelsey Hurley in her first game back from injury, Ashley Moyer and Nora Stambaugh lead a stingy defense in the second half while forcing several turnovers. First year net-minder Nicole Derby turned away some tough Victor opportunities and finished the night with seven saves.
Statistics: Maggie Stankaitis: 5 goals 1 assist, Maddie Silverman: 2 goals, one goal each by Kari Stankaitis, Mandy Powell, Tricia Schunk and Taylor Burgart. Goalie Nicole Derby had 7 Saves
HF-L Loses a Nail Biter to Penn Yan
March 27, 2010
Final Score: HF-L: 6 Penn Yan: 7
Statistics: Lindsay Powell: 3 goals and 1 assist, Maggie Stankaitis: 2 goals and 1 assist, Tricia Schunk: 1 goal. Goalie Nicole Derby: 5 saves
2009 HF-L Girls Varisty Lacrosse
2009 Section V Class C Champions - 2009 NYS Western Regional Champions - NYS Class C Finalist
HFL Just Misses State Title in Battle with Shoram-Wading-River
The HFL Lady Cougars played in their first NYS championship game on Saturday, June 13th at SUNY Cortland vs the two time defending champions from Long Island, Shoram-Wading River Wildcats. The HFL fans packed the stands to support the Cougars, cheering and chanting H-F-L again and again. Tension was as high as the humidity as the game began.
HFL’s Maggie Stankaitis won the first draw in a scramble for the ball, and got it up field. SWR’s stole the ball and its defenders transitioned the ball back to our defensive end of the field where senior goalie, Emily Stankaitis saved the first shot on goal. SWR pounded Emily again where she saved the 8-meter shot as well. SWR got on the board first at 21:29 and got their second at 20:00. Senior Jill Maier nailed a shot but got a charge call and no goal. Junior, Lindsay Powell plowed in and earned then buried an 8-meter shot. Jill won the next draw and dumped to senior Mandy Willison who brought wthe SWR goalie to life making a point blank save. Lindsay scurried and weaved in for the next HFL goal making the score 2-2. Junior attack, Sierra Sarkis grabbed a ground ball right in front of the SWR goalie and put the ball right behind her for the next Cougar score. SWR answered at 16:42 making the score 3-3. SWR got the possession and TGFE, thank god for Emily! Lindsay found herself in a battle with a Wildcat defender and got the ball, briefly, as SWR scored 3 in row. HFL’s Mandy Willison also stole the ball back and got it into Maggie who earned an 8-meter shot, but the mountainous goalie saved the shot. Anna LeGrett poured on the back burners and scored on a fast break, and then Lindsay nailed another 8-meter shot bringing the score to 5-6 SWR. SWR came on strong again and scored 2 more but Mandy buried a quick shot assisted by Lindsay with 3 seconds on the clock left in the half. HFL hit the locker room with the score 6-8, only down by 2.
After the half, SWR got a quick goal but then the game became a defensive battle. Sophomore defender Ashley Moyer checked the ball away and then did it again, increasing the intensity on the field. Mandy stole the ball again and sent it up field to Lindsay who was flattened in the eight. Senior, Erin York and Hillary Cox attacked the SWR’attack and Erin caused the turnover getting the ball up field only to have it taken back. Meanwhile SWR got 2 more goals bringing the score to 6-11. Lindsay won the ball off the draw in a scrum and ran it straight to the net, scoring HFL’s 7th goal. SWR answered making the score 7-12 with 6:38 on the clock. HFL decided this was not over yet. The Cougar’s Willison to Stankaitis captured the draw control; the ball went up field where Anna found Lindsay open in the eight, for another score. Lindsay was hot and took a fast break in for yet another Cougar goal. The score was 10-13 and HFL won the draw with less than a minute on the clock, Mandy sailed in a pass to Jill who nailed the shot bringing the score to 11-13. With 40 seconds to play HFL once again got the draw, Lindsay took the ball to the net where she was again rocked by the SWR defense. Possession changed and time ran out, HFL came up short, by only two goals. The Lady Cougars played hard fast and strong, against a tough team. This was only the second team this season where HFL gave up more than 10 goals. (The other was West Genny). Congratulations on a great season Cougars and NYS finalists, silver medalists.
HFL Rocks Nyack in NYS Semifinal Game
The HFL Lady Cougars came to Cortland to play lacrosse aand that is just what they on Friday June 12th against Section I Champion Nyack. The Cougars won definitively; again, the final score was 18-6!
HFL won the first draw and controlled the ball as junior middie, Lindsay Powell, plowed in for the first HFL goal. Junior Maggie Stankaitis nailed the next shot, unassisted, and that got the HFL offense rolling. Lindsay scored again assisted by senior midfielder Mandy Willison. Mandy then stripped the Nyack offense of the ball passing to junior middie Anna LeGrett who popped in the pass to Lindsay for yet another HFL score. Mandy sailed in the next shot assisted by Lindsay and Lindsay buried another assisted by freshman Maddie Silverman. Maggie got the next draw and took it all the way for the Cougars 7th goal, bringing the score to 7-0 HFL with 15 minutes left in the half. Mandy intercepted the ball in the Nyack 8 meter line and got the ball up field to senior Jill Maier who would not be denied and scored after following her own rebounded shot. Nyack scored their first goal with 12:27 on the clock and followed with goal #2 on an 8-meter call. Senior goalie Emily Stankaitis stopped a point blank shot and cleared to Jill all the way up the field who pounded the shot in. Yes, Emily, the goalie got the assist on that one! Lindsay burried the next shot assisted by Mandy again, then freshman defender Kelsey Hurley intercepted a clear and went in to score her first varsity goal for the Cougars. Jill nailed another assisted by Mandy and then junior attack, Sierra Sarkis scored off the feed from Jill. HFL led 13-2 at the half.
Nyack stepped up after the half and won the first draw, which led to their 3rd goal. HFL’s defense came on strong and regained possession. Defenders, Erin York, Hillary Cox, Ashley Moyer and Kelsey Hurley along with Maggie Wilk, Kristen Mansfield, Molly Fitzsimmons and Allison Kattato kept the Nyack team at bay allowing them very little time with the ball. The HFL offense continued to pound the net. Attacks Nora Stambuagh, Taylor Burgart, Sierra Sarkis, Sage Sarkis, Jessie Leschynski, and Teresa Weissend controlled the ball around the eight. Mandy earned an 8-meter shot and buried it. Maggie added the next goal assisted by Mandy and then Lindsay scored another also assisted by Mandy. On the next draw Mandy knocked the ball away from the Nyack attack and senior defender Erin York picked it and took it all the way up the field where another turnover led to a great tackle save by Emily and a beautiful dodge and weave move by Maddie Silverman. Junior attack Trisha Schunk scored off a Maddie assist when Nyack came back and scored another. Sophomore attack Taylor Burgart scored the last HFL goal on an 8-meter shot. Nyack got 2 more goals to make thefinal score 18-6.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell 6 goals 1 assist, Mandy Willison 2 goals, 5 assists, Jill Maier 3 goals, 1 assist, Maggie Stankaitis 3 goals, Sierra Sarkis 1 goal, Kelsey Hurley 1 goal, Trisha Schunk 1 goal, Talyor Burgart 1 goal, Maddie Silverman 2 assists, Anna LeGrett 1 assist, Emily Stankaitis 1 assist and 8 saves.
HFL REPEATS AS WESTERN NYS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
The HFL lady Cougars played for their bus ticket to the NY State lacrosse championships today vs. Amherst (Section VI, Buffalo region). HFL muscled in and retrieved the ball after Amherst won the first draw. Junior middie Anna LeGrett weaved in-between the Amherst defenders and scored the first HFL goal. Senior Jill Maier nailed the next shot assisted by junior attack, Maggie Stankaitis and then another assisted by senior midfielder, Mandy Willison. Amherst bought their first goal as the ball got loose after goalie, Emily Stankaitis intercepted a pass and then they grabbed another score coming in around the crease. Junior midfielder, Lindsay Powell answered back on fire scoring 4 in row for the Cougars. She sped in for the first one and then blasted in an 8-meter shot, she nailed the high corner shot assisted by Nora Stambaugh and finished with a quick stick shot assisted by Mandy. Lindsay continued her tirade, and tossed in the pass to assist Jill on the next shot as well. Mandy split 3 defenders and buried the next goal assisted by sophomore Teresa Weissend. Amherst answered and took the draw straight in for their 3rd goal of the game. Mandy came on strong again and worked her way into the net for another goal. Amherst answered again but sophomore attack, Taylor Burgart sank a sweet shot assisted by junior attack, Tricia Schunk. Maggie got the next one assisted by freshman middie, Maddie Silverman. Amherst got the last score of the half with 3:33 on the clock after which the HFL’ defense prevented them from shooting. The score at the half was 12-5 HFL.
HFL’s defenders, Hillary Cox, Erin York, Ashley Moyer and Kelsey Hurley along with the middies played defense like a well oiled machine; they doubled the opponent’s transition on every play clearly frustrating them. The Amherst goalie did make a number of nice saves, but the offense only pounded her harder. Maddie, along with Nora, Tricia, Taylor and junior attack Sierra Sarkis moved the ball in the midfield, transitioning the ball beautifully or stealing it back whenever possible. The offense persisted and Jill sailed in a high shot past the goalies helmet, assisted by Lindsay, and then Lindsay ducked in, backtracked and made a left handed bowling shot look easy. Amherst got a breakaway and got one last goal before Mandy drove in, earned and buried the last score of the game. The final score was 17-6 HFL… wins the New York State Western Regional Championship again in 2009. CONGRATULATIONS LADY COUGARS LACROSSE!
Statistics: Lindsay Powell 6 goals, 2 assists, Jill Maier 4 goals, Mandy Willison 3 goals, 2 assists, Maggie Stankaitis 2 goals, 1 assist, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, Taylor Burgart 1 goal, Tricia Schunk 1 assist, Maddie Silverman 1 assist, Teresa Weissend 1 assist.
HFL Seniors - Erin York, Jill Maier, Emily Stankaitis, Mandy WIllison, Hillary Cox
HFL LADY COUGARS WIN SECTION V CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP!
The HFL Lady Cougar Lacrosse team powered past the Penn Yan Mustangs to capture the Section V trophy for the second year in a row. HFL came out HARD, FAST and SMART with 6 different girls scoring the first 6 goals of the game. Senior Jill Maier nailed the first shot assisted by junior middie Anna LeGrett. Junior Lindsay Powell, senior Mandy Willison and Anna all buried successive 8-meters shots and then junior attack, Maggie Stankaitis netted a goal assisted by Anna again. Freshman, Maddie Silverman, finished a great transition started in HFL’s defensive territory by sophomore, Ashley Moyer. Jill followed up and sank another to bring the score to 7-1. Penn Yan scored on a breakaway and HFL answered with Lindsay scoring assisted by Jill. Pen Yan fought back and scored 3 in a row, 2 on 8-meter calls, making the score 8-5 at the half.
HFL poured on the pressure as Jill earned an 8-meter shot scoring right after the half started. Penn Yan answered but Maggie and Anna connected for another HFL score. Penn Yan got one more bringing the score to 10-7 when the Cougars offense went into high gear. Mandy scored on an 8-meter, as did Lindsay. Anna tossed in another assist to Lindsay for the next goal and Mandy finished with another 8-meter goal. HFL’s defense, led by senior goalie Emily Stankaitis, and Hillary Cox, Erin York, Kelsey Hurley and Ashley played precisely, intercepting and knocking down balls keeping the Mustangs away from the net.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell 4 goals, Jill Maier 3 goals, 1 assist, Mandy Willison 3 goals, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, 4 assists, Maggie Stankaitis 2 goals, Maddie Silverman 1 goal, Emily Stankaitis, ___ saves.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE LADY COUGARS FOR A GREAT SEASON AND SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDING THE SECTION V CHAMPIONSHIP!
The Cougars play on Saturday, June 6th at 4:00 pm at Brighton High School for the NYS Western Regional Lacrosse Championship.
HFL MARCHES PAST MARCUS WHITMAN IN SECTIONAL SEMI-FINAL
The HFL Lady Cougars won 17-4 in the Section V Class C Semi-final game on Friday 5/29/09 advancing to the finals at Aquinas High School on Tuesday, June 2nd where they will face Penn Yan.
The initial 5 minutes of the game were scoreless as the teams battled for possession. Senior Jill Maier started the scoring assisted by junior Anna LeGrett. After that the Cougar offense could not be stopped. Senior goalie Emily Stankaitis cleared a saved ball to Jill all way down to the 30-yard line and she made a beeline to the net nailing goal #2 for HFL. Was that goal assisted by the goalie? Freshman Maddie Silverman earned an 8-meter shot and buried it. Marcus Whitman got their first goal at this point. Then junior Maggie Stankaitis sank a shot off a pass in from junior middie Lindsay Powell. Jill scored 2 more both on free position shots and Lindsay nailed 2 more of her own, unassisted. Senior Mandy Willison scored coming around the crease, also unassisted. Maggie put one in over the goalie’s head assisted by Anna and Mandy got another assisted by Lindsay. The half ended with the score at 11-1 HFL.
Maddie scored first right after the half on a sweet bounce shot, and then Lindsay earned an 8-meter and put it in. Marcus Whitman passed the ball around nicely but could not penetrate the solid Cougar defense. Seniors Erin York and Hillary Cox with Kelsey Hurley and Ashley Moyer were stellar at keeping the little fast ones out. M-W did score twice but HFL answered again and again. Maddie got her hat trick on the next goal assisted by Anna and then Jill nailed a beautiful quick stick assisted by Lindsay who then got another of her own. Marcus Whitman got their last goal on an 8-meter shot. Sophomore defender, Kristen Mansfield made a beautiful steal and got the ball up field to freshman Sage Sarkis who buried the final shot for HFL. The final score 17-4, way to go Cougars!
Statistics: Jill Maier 5 goals, Lindsay Powell 4 goals, 3 assists, Maddie Silverman 3 goals, Mandy Willison 2 goals, Maggie Stankaitis 2 goals, Anna LeGrett 3 assists, Sage Sarkis 1 goal. Emily Stankaitis had 6 saves
HFL Downs West Seneca East in Last Home Game of Season
and Celebrates Senior Night
Five HFL seniors played their last home game in balmy SUNY weather at James Dollard Stadium. Hillary Cox, a 4-year varsity player, defender, an Academic All American, and 3 sport athlete will attend Ithaca College next year to play lacrosse and enter the Doctorate Program in Physical Therapy. Jill Maier also a 4 year starting midfielder, 2-sport athlete, Academic All American, 1st team All County, and All Greater Rochester selection last year will play Division I lacrosse at Hofstra University where she will pursue a degree in Elementary Education. Emily Stankaitis, the best goalie around, is a 2-sport athlete, with state championships in swimming. She is also an Academic All American and talented musician who will attend Susquehanna University where she will be a musician and plans to swim. Mandy Willison is a 5-year varsity player at midfield, 1st team All County, and All Greater Rochester selection, Vice President of the senior class and President of the HFL Athletic Advisory Council. Mandy will play lacrosse at Syracuse University where she will attend the S.I. Newhouse School of Communication majoring in advertising. Erin York is a 3-year veteran defender, also an Academic All American, who is a multitalented singer. Erin will attend SUNY Binghamton majoring in Communications/Public Policy. All 5 seniors are not only outstanding athletes leading the Cougars to a 15-2 record this year, but are members of the National Honor Society.
Congratulations to all of the seniors!!
HFL’s final game was against West Seneca East out of Section VI, the Buffalo area. HFL dominated the entire game allowing the opponent only 3 goals. Mandy Willison scored first off a pass in from Lindsay Powell who captured the initial draw control. Lindsay, Mandy, Anna LeGrett, Jill Maier, Maggie Stankaitis, Sierra Sarkis, Maddie Silverman, Taylor Burgart (who scored her first varsity goal) and Tricia Shunk all scored for the Cougars. Tricia had the final goal driving in all the way. 12 of HFL’s 19 goals were assisted. HFL’s precise defense was staunch in protecting the net. Defenders, Erin York, Hillary Cox and goalie, Emily Stankaitis led the underclassmen by staying in the “zone”. HFL finished the last game with a 19-3, definitive win. HFL finished the season with a 15-2 record.
Statistics: Mandy Willison 5 goals, 1 assist, Jill Maier 4 goals, 2 assists, Lindsay Powell 3 goals, 2 assists, Anna LeGrett 2 goals, 4 assists, Maggie Stankaitis 1 goal, Maddie Silverman 1 goal, 1 assist, Sierra Sarkis 1 goal, 1 assist, Taylor Burgart 1 goal, Tricia Shunk 1 goal, Theresa Weissand 1 assist.
Congratulations to all the Lady Cougars!
ON TO SECTIONALS!!
HFL Beats West Irondequoit And East Irondequoit (Eastridge)
The HFL Lady Cougars faced the Irondequoit Eagles on May 15,2009. Junior middie, Lindsay Powell started the Cougars off scoring unassisted. Junior Anna LeGrett scored next assisted by senior, Mandy Willison. The Eagles got 2 of their own and HFL had 5 shots blocked before gearing up and scoring 4 in a row. Senior Jill Maier scored 2, the first on an 8-meter shot then unassisted. Then Lindsay got one and Mandy netted a goal off a pass in by junior attack, Maggie Stankaitis. Irondequoit did not back down, scoring on an 8-meter and then a break away but Jill answered scoring 2 more in a row. Junior Tricia Shunk, scored off a rebound shot to make the score 9-5 at the half.
After the half Maggie scored 2, the first on an 8-meter and one assisted by sophomore attack, Taylor Burgart. Mandy buried a power shot assisted by Jill and Jill finished with a beautiful around the crease shot. HFL’s defense held the Eagles to 3 goals in the second half. The final score was 13-8 HFL.
Statistics: Jill Maier 5 goals, 1 assist, Mandy Willison 2 goals, 2 assists, Maggie Stankaitis 2 goals, 1 assist, Lindsay Powell 2 goals, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, Tricia Shunk 1 goal, Taylor Burgart 1 assist, Emily Stankaitis 8 saves.
HFL rolled by East Irondequoit Eastridge on May 18th with a 19-3 final score. The Cougar defense played tough with junior Molly Fitzsimons and sophomores Ashley Moyer, Maggie Wilk, and Kristen Mansfield and freshman Kelsey Hurley holding their ground keeping Eastridge to 3 goals. On the other end of the field, 14 of the 19 goals by the Cougar offense were assisted, 2 were 8-meter shots and 2 were off fast breaks. 7 different players scored for the Cougars, led by juniors Anna LeGrett with 5 goals, 2 assists, followed by Maggie Stankaitis with 4 goals, Lindsay Powell 3 goals, 4 assists, seniors Mandy Willison with 2 goals, 5 assists, and Jill Maier with 2 goals, 1 assist then sophomore Nora Stambaugh 1goal, 1 assist, and freshman Maddie Silverman with 2 goals, 2 assists. Emily Stankaitis added 6 saves.
Our time has come…HFL Beats Brighton!
The HFL Lady Cougars defeated the Brighton Barons at home on Wednesday May 13th. It was a beautiful evening for lacrosse, as the 9th ranked HFL Cougars (Lax Power National High School Rankings) faced the Barons, ranked 2nd. HFL gained possession of the ball early in the game, junior Anna LeGrett went for the shot and earned a shooting space call, then buried her 8-meter shot for the first score of the game. Senior goalie, Emily Stankaitis then faced a Brighton 8-meter shot and made the save. Senior middie, Mandy Willison scored next off a beautiful quick stick shot assisted by junior attack Maggie Stankaitis. HFL went up 2-0, when Brighton answered making an 8-meter shot and then quickly scoring for the 2-2 tie. The Baron’s drew a yellow card on a “dangerous shot” call but still managed to score going up by one. HFL re-grouped and charged the goal, Maggie netted the next shot, assisted by Anna. HFL received 2, 3-second penalty calls but Emily blocked shot after shot. TGFE…Thank god for Emily!
Mandy scored another off a pass in by junior middie, Lindsay Powell and senior midfielder, Jill Maier, made it work on an free position opportunity. Excellent ball control by attacks, Tricia Shunk, Maddie Silverman, Sierra Sarkis, Taylor Burgart and Nora Stambaugh, contributed to the offensive success of the Cougars. The senior middies connected for the next score as Mandy passed it into Jill who rocketed in the next score making it 6-3 Cougars. Brighton got one more before the half ended in a 6-4 score.
Brighton earned the 1st draw control after the half and scored quickly and then again, bringing the score back to even, 6-6. HFL went on the attack, with veteran’s Jill and Mandy each earning 8-meter shots and nailing them. Maggie also got an 8-meter opportunity and made a tricky shot after passing by the goal entirely. Brighton called a time out with the score 9-6 HFL. On return to the field, the Barons did gain possession of the ball and made an 8-meter shot to bring the score to 9-7. Senior defender Erin York scooped a critical ground ball causing a turnover, using up 2 minutes on the clock. Brighton got the ball back and scored with 4:58 to go. The score was 9-8; there was 4 minutes to play as the defense went into action. Emily, Hillary Cox, Kelsey Hurley, Maggie Wilk, Molly Fitzsimmons, Ashley Moyer and Erin with the middies were invincible. Then Erin scooped a critical ground ball again giving HFL brief possession. Brighton did get the ball back, and circled the HFL goal, the defense held strong and did not allow a shot, until a last desperate attempt was made with less than 5 seconds to play… and Emily caught the ball. HFL wins 9-8, beating Brighton!
Statistics: Mandy Willison 3 goals, 1 assist, Jill Maier 3 goals, Maggie Stankaitis 2 goals, 1 assist, Anna 1 goal, 1 assist, Lindsay Powell 1 assist, Emily Stankaitis 13 saves.
HFL FIGHTS PAST FAIRPORT
The HFL lady Cougars met the Fairport Red Raiders on May 11, 2009. HFL set up the offense off the first draw, as freshman Maddie Silverman pressured the goal and earned an 8-meter shot for the first score of the game. Senior Jill Maier scored next assisted by junior Anna LeGrett. Possession went back and forth for a while when Fairport scored 11 minutes into the game. Anna then brought the ball around the crease for the next Cougar score. Fairport answered scoring 2, tying the game at 3. The tie was short lived as Jill was quick to for the net and scored on an 8-meter shot. Fairport scored another but senior Mandy Willison made a beautiful steal, and got the ball to junior, Lindsay Powell who also earned an 8-meter shot bringing the score to 5-4 at the half.
After the half, play went back and forth again, the Cougar defense, led by seniors Erin York and Hillary Cox with goalie Emily Stankaitis kept the Red Raiders to 1 goal. Then Mandy got a break away and earned an 8-meter shot to tie the game again. Fairport scored on a quick stick shot to go up one but the Cougar’s answered when Lindsay buried a shot assisted by Mandy. The score was 7-7 with 12 minutes left on the clock. HFL grabbed possession and Lindsay scored another assisted by sophomore attack, Nora Stambaugh. The last scoring play of the game was set up beautifully, Lindsay brought the ball to the top of the crease and shot in a pass to Mandy down low on the left, Mandy was swarmed by defenders but got the ball to Jill in front of the goal, who buried the shot. The offense maintained possession for the last 3 minutes of the game executing fast passes evading the Fairport defense completely. The final score was HFL 9-7.
Statistics: Jill Maier 3 goals, Lindsay Powell 3 goals, Mandy Willison 1 goal, 2 assists, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, 1 assist, Maddie Silverman 1 goal, Nora Stambaugh 1 assist. Emily Stankaitis 11 saves.
HFL LADY COUGARS VICTORIOUS OVER VICTOR
HFL faced the Victor Blue Devils on May 7, 2009 for the second time this season. HFL dominated play; eight different players scored for the Cougars. Freshman Maddie Silverman started the action, capturing the initial draw control. Junior middie, Lindsay Powell cut through and scored the first 2 for the Cougars, both assisted by senior middie Mandy Willison. Senior, Jill Maier, scored next grabbing the ball off the draw and taking it all the way in. Mandy then Lindsay scored successively both assisted by junior attack, Tricia Shunk. HFL was up 5-0 with 15 minutes left and Victor scored but HFL continued to pour on the power. Jill scored another assisted by Lindsay and Mandy took the next one in off the draw. Sophomore attack, Nora Stambaugh, nailed a shot off a pass in by Jill and then junior middie Anna LeGrett, took advantage of an off-sides call and buried a shot off the fast break. Jill circled the crease and buried one in from the left bringing the score to 10-1 at the half.
The Cougars continued to play tough despite some ticky-tacky calls and rough play. Tricia scored assisted by Lindsay and Lindsay buried one of her own, unassisted. Maddie scored next and junior attack Sierra Sarkis earned an 8-meter and sank it bringing the score up to 14 for HFL. Taylor Burgart and Maggie Stankaitis added to the Cougar’s offensive domination. Erin York, Hillary Cox, Ashley Moyer, Kelsey Hurley, Maggie Wilk, Kristen Mansfield and senior goalie, Emily Stankaitis were strong on the defensive side of the field. Victor managed to sneak in one last shot with 1 second on the clock making the final score 14-2 HFL.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell 4 goals, 2 assists, Jill Maier 3 goals, 1 assist, Mandy Willison 2 goals, 2 assists, Tricia Shunk 1 goal, 2 assists, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, Sierra Sarkis, 1 goal, Nora Stambaugh 1 goal, Maddie Silverman 1 goal. Emily Stankaitis 7 saves.
HFL Defeats East Rochester!
The HFL Lady Cougars defeated the East Rochester Bombers at their house on May 5, 2009. The first 4 minutes of play were tense as possession went back and forth without a score. ER scored first but HFL was quick to answer when junior attack Maggie Stankaitis sank a free position shot. ER remained tough and got rough, drawing a yellow card, giving senior middie Jill Maier the 8-meter shot taking HFL up by one. ER answered again. Senior midfielder, Mandy Willison fought hard and won the draw passing long to Maggie who buried another goal for the Cougars. Junior middie, Lindsay Powell scored the next 2 for the Cougars, the first assisted by Maggie and the next on an 8-meter shot. The Bombers only scored one more as senior goalie Emily Stankaitis blocked 4 direct shots in a row, 2 of which were from the 8-meter line. The entire defense, seniors Erin York and Hillary Cox, along with sophomores Ashley Moyer, Maggie Wilk, and junior Molly Fitzsimmons and freshman Kelsey Hurley created a brick wall keeping ER away from the net. The score at the half was HFL 5-3.
ER stepped on the gas after the half netting 2 quick goals to tie the game. HFL’s offense got serious and Mandy rocketed in a quick stick goal from Lindsay. Junior Anna LeGrett also netted a fast one assisted by Powell as well. HFL went up 7-5 when ER made it 7-6. Seniors middies Jill assisted by Mandy and then Mandy assisted by Lindsay scored successively. Emily got battered in the goal but did not yield. Freshman Maddie Silverman was instrumental on draw controls, while sophomore Nora Stambaugh and junior attack Sierra Sarkis and Tricia Shunk contributed to ball control and possession for HFL. Lindsay earned another 8 meter to bring the Cougar goal tally to 10. Meanwhile ER also added 2. Maggie finished the scoring for HFL assisted by Tricia. ER got the last shot bringing the final score to 11-9 HFL.
Statistics: Lindsay Powell 3 goals, 3 assists, Maggie Stankaitis 3 goals, 1 assist, Jill Maier 2 goals, Mandy Willison 2 goals, 1 assist, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, Tricia Shunk 1 assist. Emily Stankaitis 15 saves.
HFL POWERS PAST PENN YAN
On a beautiful evening, Friday, May1st the HFL Lady Cougars faced the Penn Yan Mustangs at home. Penn Yan scored first, as the Cougar’s got warmed up but then HFL scored 4 quick goals to go up 5-1. Anna LeGrett got the first goal assisted by Jill Maier. Freshman attack, Maddie Silverman put in a 30-footer, unassisted, then Maggie Stankaitis scored also assisted by Jill. Anna nailed another on an 8-meter shot, which the Mustangs answered making an 8-meter shot of their own. Penn Yan scored another but HFL’s defense powered up and senior goalie Emily Stankaitis blocked 3 direct shots in a row. Defenders Hillary Cox, Molly Fitzsimmons, Kelsey Hurley, Ashley Moyer and Kristen Mansfield all held strong. Anna grabbed the hat trick assisted by Mandy Willison and then Lindsay Powell scored off a fast break. Junior attack, Sierra Sarkis scored off an 8-meter shot bringing the score to 7-3 at the half.
After the half HFL’s offense was unstoppable. Maggie buried the next goal assisted by Maddie, and Lindsay scored off a pass from Maggie. The offense pounded the Penn Yan keeper, who did a nice job between the poles. Anna added another assisted by Jill, then the Mustangs scored on a fast break. Mandy rolled the crease and bulleted in one and then so did Jill to finish the game. The final score was 12-5 HFL.
Statistics: Anna LeGrett 4 goals, Maggie Stankaitis 2 goals, 1 assist, Lindsay Powell 2 goals, Jill Maier 1 goal, 3 assists, Mandy Willison 1 goal, 1 assist, Maddie Silverman 1 goal, 1 assist, Sierra Sarkis 1 goal, Emily Stankaitis 11 saves.
TOTAL TEAM EFFORT AS HFL DEFEATS EASTRIDGE
THE HFL lady Cougar’s had a dominating performance on Wednesday, April 29th at home vs. Eastridge. Ten different players scored for the Cougars. Senior middie Jill Maier started the scoring, assisted by freshman Madeline Silverman. Anna LeGrett rolled the crease for the next Cougar score, which was followed by another goal from Maier assisted by junior attack, Tricia Shunk. Shunk then buried a goal of her own. Anna added another followed by a goal from Lindsay Powell, assisted by Jill. Junior attack Sierra Sarkis scored next assisted by Powell. Everyone participated in the dominant offense, Maddie, Nora Stambaugh and Taylor Burgart helped with possession. Jill buried another off a pass by Shunk, and then Maggie Stankaitis found the net assisted by sophomore attack, Nora Stambaugh. Senior midfielder, Mandy Willison got the next goal also assisted by Lindsay. Maggie got another, as did Mandy, assisted by Tricia Shunk. The half ended when a penalty sent an Eastridge player out of the game for a second yellow card and Anna sank an 8-meter shot to make the score 13-0 at the half.
In the second half, sophomore back-up goalie, Ashley Moyer tended the goal. Mandy had the next two goals, one off an assist by senior defender, Erin York. Jill then scored assisted by Silverman and Mandy buried a shot off a pass from Powell. Maddie got the next goal, assisted by Tricia and Maggie circled the crease for the next one. The Cougar’s were not done yet, as Erin York buried the last goal, which was called out for shooting space, she however bulleted in the 8-meter shot to finish the game 20 –0 HFL. Defender’s Molly Fitzsimmons, Maggie Wilk, Kelsey Hurley and Hillary Cox held Eastridge to 2 shots. Goalies Emily Stankaitis and Ashley Moyer kept the shutout.
Statistics: Mandy Willison 5 goals, Jill Maier 4 goals, 1 assist, Maggie Stankaitis 3 goals, Lindsay Powell 1 goal, 3 assists, Anna LeGrett 3 goals, Tricia Shunk 1 goal, 4 assists, Maddie Silverman 1 goal, 2 assists, Erin York 1 goal, 1 assist, Sierra Sarkis 1 goal, Nora Stambaugh 1 assist.
HFL POURS IT ON AND WINS IN THE RAIN OVER IRONDEQUOIT
HFL played in the rain again at home on Tuesday, April 28th vs. Irondequoit. The Cougar’s came out hard, fast and strong scoring 5 goals before Irondequoit scored one. Senior midfielder, Mandy Willison, scored first, followed by a Maggie Stankaitis goal, both unassisted. Mandy scored another on an 8-meter shot and then Jill Maier buried the next one, unassisted. Mandy scored again on a play, getting the feed from Jill. The score was 5-0, when Irondequoit got a fast break and made it 5-1. HFL went back to work with Maggie, Mandy and Jill all scoring consecutive goals. Lindsay Powell scored goal #9 for the ladies off an assist by Mandy. With the score 9-1 and 6:28 left on the clock, the Irondequoit Eagles found momentum and scored 5 in a row. Maddie Silverman found the net on an 8-meter shot making the score 10-6 at half time.
After the half, defensive play dominated. Senior goalie, Emily Stankaitis, blocked several shots in a row. The Eagles did make one upping the score to 10-7. HFL’s defense did not allow the game to slip- slide away despite being drenched. Lindsay Powell earned an 8-meter and scored, Maggie drove in another and junior, Sierra Sarkis, scored assisted by Mandy. The game finished at 13-7 HFL.
Statistics: Mandy Willison 4 goals, 2 assists, Maggie Stankaitis 3 goals, Jill Maier 2 goals, 2 assists, Lindsay Powell 2 goals, Sierra Sarkis 1 goal, Maddie Silverman 1 goal, Emily Stankaitis 11 saves.
HFL Defeats Corning East
The HFL lady Cougars hosted a tough Corning East team at home on Saturday, April 18th. HFL started strong when junior middie Lindsay Powell scored the first goal off an assist by Maggie Stankaitis. Corning got one as well and HFL’s defense went into action led by senior defender’s Erin York, Hillary Cox and goalie Emily Stankaitis. Erin intercepted the ball and put the offense back into play. Junior midfielder Anna LeGrett earned and buried an 8-meter shot then senior middie, Jill Maier scored assisted by her senior co-captain Mandy Willison. Corning did not let up and traded goals with the Cougars. Freshman, Maddie Silverman, scored next for the Cougars on a free position shot and then Powell scored another, unassisted. Mandy got the next goal assisted by Lindsay and Lindsay finished the half with goal #7 for HFL assisted by Mandy. The score at the half was HFL 7, Corning 6.
To start the second half HFL goalie, Emily Stankaitis, stuffed a dead on shot and another…. she was on fire! After that HFL went on a 5 goal run holding Corning East to 1 goal in the entire second half. Mandy had 3 goals, 2 assisted by Jill and 1 assisted by Lindsay. Jill buried an 8-meter shot and Lindsay got the last goal of the game making a sweet underhanded bowling shot. The HFL defense, including sophomores Ashley Moyer, and Kristen Mansfield along with Molly Fitzsimmons played tough, keeping Corning away from the goal. Freshman attack/middie, Maddie Silverman won the draw numerous times for the Cougars, getting the ball up field to the attack’s, Trisha Shunk, Taylor Burgart and Nora Stambaugh who helped the offense dominate. HFL won 12-7.
The Cougar’s do not have any games scheduled during spring break week but return the following week with 3 home games. Tuesday, April 28 they play Irondequoit at 4:30 pm. On Wednesday, April 29th it’s East Ridge also at 4:30, and on Friday, May 1st HFL hosts Penn Yan at 6:30 pm.
Statistics: Mandy Willison 4 goals, 2 assists, Lindsay Powell 4 goals, 2 assists, Jill Maier 2 goals, 2 assists, Anna LeGrett 1 goal, Maddie Silverman 1 goal. Emily Stankaitis had 8 saves.
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