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New York City team starts 2-0 at inaugural Empire State Cup tourney; LI team is 0-2

Friday, 27th July 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 7/27/12

The New York City region started with two wins Thursday in the inaugural Empire State Cup lacrosse event at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse.

New York City – comprised of many Long Island players – will face 2-0 Hudson Valley today at 12:30 p.m. Each team will play three games to finalize playoff seeds for Saturday, July 28.

Long Island lost both games on Day 1, falling to New York City, 8-4, and Hudson Valley, 10-8.

Game Recaps

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.

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.

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

Empire State Cup Results

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


Adirondack vs. Hudson Valley, 8 a.m.
Central vs. New York City, 9:30 a.m.
Long Island vs. Western, 11 a.m.
New York City vs. Hudson Valley, 12:30 p.m.
Central vs. Western, 2 p.m.
Adirondack vs. Long Island, 3:30 p.m.
Hudson Valley vs. Western, 5 p.m.
Adirondack vs. New York City, 6:30 p.m.
Long Island vs. Central, 8 p.m.

No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 9:30 a.m.
No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed, 11 a.m.
No. 1 seed vs. No. 4/5 winner, 1:30 p.m.
No. 2 seed vs. No. 3/6 winner, 3 p.m.

Consolation, 9:30 a.m.
Bronze-medal game, 11 a.m.
Gold-medal game, 12:30 p.m.


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

Roster for NY City team
1 Attack Chanenchuck Matt St Anthony
2 Attack Upgren John Choate Rosemary Hall
3 Attack Molloy Dylan St Anthony
4 Attack Schneider Jake The Fieldston School
5 Attack Lewis Carter Collegiate
6 Attack Spohler Max Trinity
7 Middie Coughlan James Ward Melville
8 Middie Woolford Colin choate rosemary hall
9 Middie Fowler Dylan Choate Rosemary Hall
10 Middie Cortazar Brandon St Anthony
11 Middie Hutchinson William St. Paul’s School
12 Middie Curry Mike St Anthony
13 Middie Sherlock Brian St Anthony
14 Middie Pietroforte Greg Poly Prep County Day
15 Middie Pasik William The Hotchkiss School
16 Middie Margolis Jake Riverdale Country School
17 Middie Healy Sam Fieldston School
18 LSM Schnitzer Ross Iona Preparatory
19 LSM Landis Justin Fieldston
20 Defense Sharif-Emani Nader Lawrenceville
21 Defense Langan Jack Cate School
22 Defense Shanahan Michael Choate Rosemary Hall
23 Defense Carrigan John Chaminade
24 Goalie Moser Dylan Poly Prep Country Day
25 Goalie Superka James Avon

Long Island roster

1 Cecere Daniel South Side High School Defense 12
2 Chin Dakota Hauppauge High School Defense 12
3 Chin Maxwell Hauppauge High School Middle 12
4 Delosreyes Anthony ST.ANTHONY’S high school Melville NY. Goalie 12
5 DeMarco Joseph Massapequa HS FaceOff 12
6 Dorman Evan Great Neck North Middle 12
7 Foley John Smithtown West Defense 11
8 Gennari Eric South Side Middle 12
9 Geringswald Maximilian Half Hollow Hills East Defense 11
10 Heldberg Matthew Smithtown West Attack 11
11 Hughes Brian Garden Ctiy Goalie 11
12 Hwang David Hauppauge High School Goalie 12
13 LaMonica Jonathan St. Anthony LSM 12
14 Nawrocki Kyle Hauppauge HS Defense 11
15 O’Brien Patrick Smithtown West HS Attack 12
16 Ramaizel Anthony Hills East Attack 12
17 Regnier Tyler SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL Defense 11
18 Rothstein Justin Half Hollow Hills HS Middle 11
19 Ruane Michael St. Anthony’s High School LSM 11
20 Santorelli Nicholas Babylon Jr-Sr High School Middle 11
21 Tita Stephen South Side High School Middle 12
22 Toscano Luke Kings Park Defense 12
23 Trasolini Christian New Hyde Park Memorial High school Attack 12
24 Vezza Mario Chaminade Attack 12
25 Zelen Justin Hauppauge Highschool Middle 11


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