WEEK 2 GAME RECAPS & MVP'S

BALLERS DIVISION (3rd/4th)

Game 1
Cavalier Orange - 6
Madlax Stealth - 7

Connor Burton opens things up with 2 back to back goals putting the Cavs up 2-0 out the gate. Back and forth play lasts for about 10 minutes until Will O’neill finishes a nice pass from his brother Quinn to get the Stealth on the board, 2-1. With 5 minutes in the half, Michael Muehr goes coast to coast for a beautiful inside finish tying things at 2! As the half winds to a close, physical fast paced play is the name of the game, with both teams battling to get the edge. Finally, Trip Horning breaks the tie with a nice goal inside. The lead does not last long however, as Muehr gets his second of the game to knot it up at 3-3 going into the half. At the start of the second, the stealth get a nice start with a goal from Quinn Oneill. Riggins Legler quickly responds with a determined dodge to the cage to knot it up at 4. After a few minutes of back and forth play, Andrew Hurst puts the stealth ahead with a coast to coast goal of his own. Colin Horner answers for the Cavs with a nice take making it 5-5. Shortly thereafter, Luke North gives the Cavs the advantage with a nifty dodge and finish putting his team up 6-5 with 9 minutes to go. After a Stealth 4 minute major which is successfully killed off, Will O’neill makes up for his penalty with a nice goal to tie things up at 6 with 4 minutes left! After a heated final 4 minutes, regulation ends tied! In the NHL style shootout, Michael Muehr and Logan Kaetzel finish a wild one with 2 finishes winning the shootout 2-1! Stealth win 7-6 
MVP's: Riggins Legler & Logan Kaetzel

Game 2
Madlax Bandits - 2
Cavalier Blue - 8

This one starts off with a 4 minute major for boarding by the Bandits giving the Cavs an extended man-up. Henry Wilson capitalizes with a nice rip putting the Cavs up 1-0, quickly followed by another blazing shot from Riggins Legler making it 2-0. After 10 minutes of stalemate, Neil Wasilouski gives the Cavs another one making it 3-0 with 8 minutes to go. Riggins adds another with a steal and coast to coast take keeping the momentum going for the Cavs. At the start of the second, the Bandits get on the board with a face-off win and beautiful assist from Taylor Jablonski as he feeds Ryan Roussey to make it 4-1. After some back and forth for 5 minutes, Riggins adds another as the Cavs take a 5-1 lead. After another Cavs goal, Ryan Antesberger cuts the lead back to 4 with an absolute ROCKET off the pipe and in. Riggins adds another with a coast to coast beauty, making it 7-2 cavs. The Bandits continue to fight though with great efforts from Zach Lesinewski and Brendan Levay. In the end, it’s not enough as the Cavs dominate, 8-2
MVP's: Riggins Legler & Zach Lesinewski

FUTURE ELITE DIVISION (5th/6th)

Game 1
TRW Wolfpack - 7
Madlax Rush - 8

The wolfpack gets things going with a tough inside finish from Makana Nevorosky. The Rush quickly respond though with a barrage of goals from Colton Sirois and Manny Fernandes, making 3-1 Rush. William Klauder adds another with blazing speed around the outside, finishing the run with a nice dip and dunk. The Wolfpack is not laying over though, as they grind out 2 tough goals from Kevin Reyes and Michael Cowan, making it 4-3! With momentum swinging in the Wolfpack direction, a penalty kills that momentum and Fernandes capitalizes with a man-up snipe. 5-3 Rush at half. The Wolfpack come out hot in the 2nd with a gorgeous pass by Makana to his buddy Cameron Alberts for the first goal of the second half. The equalizer comes shortly after with a tough inside finish from Niko Coleveccio, 5-5 at the 3 minute mark! Manny Fernandes answers for the Rush with his third of the day making it 6-5 Rush as we go back and forth. The Rush get a little insurance as Mac Hurst steals a clearing pass and finds his way in front for a tough finish, 7-5 Rush. The wolfpack refuses to go down easy though, as Coleveccio  finds the net for his second, pulling the wolfpack within 1. Two penalties kill the comeback though as the Rush get an easy one on the 2-man up, as Brent Barlow finds the back of the net making it 8-6. The Wolfpack cut the lead to one with 10 seconds left, but it’s not enough as the Rush win the following face-off, sealing the 8-7 win in this physical battle of two great teams.
MVP's: Joey Magliocca & Colton Sirois

Game 2
Cavalier Orange - 5
Madlax Mammoth - 4

This one starts with some faced paced play with both goalies playing well until the Cavs break the tie with a beautiful assist from Myles Mitchell to his buddy Cole Leier making it 1-0. The Mammoth answer with a nice speed dodge and finish from Chris Strycharz knotting things up. Back and forth play ensues with a barrage of shots from the Cavs, but Jude Cook stands tall in cage with a bunch of highlight real saves. Luke Kwitkiwski breaks the tie with a rocket from the outside beating Cook high, 2-1 Cavs at the half! Mac Hurst ties it up 2 minutes into the second half with a nice goal in tight, but the tie is short-lived as Cole Leier has another cannon that beats the Mammoth net-minder, 3-2 Cavs. The Mammoth battle back however as Chris Strycharz cuts inside for a nice finish, 3-3. We continue to go back and forth as Brady  Britsch puts the Cavs back up with a really nice dodge and outside rip. Leier adds another as he completes his hat-trick, 5-3 Cavs. Aaron Bresovec gets the Mammoth back in it with a nice coast to coast goal cutting the deficit to one. But it’s not enough as the Cavs d up and close it out. 5-4 Cavs!
MVP's: Cole Leier & Manny Fernandes

Game 3
Madlax Roughnecks - 8
Oscar Mike - 1

Aidan collins opens things well for the roughnecks with a nice goal off his own rebound. Ethan Glessner adds another followed by Aidan Collins.  Colton Sirois scores at 1:51 to take a 4-0 lead over OM. Madlax takes the 4-0 lead into halftime. Madlax wins second half opening face-off, continuing to dominate the X. Madlax scores on first possession. Drew Stewart is a one man clearing machine, bowling over an OM middie on one possession, then juking another on the next clear. 12:50 left to play and Madlax scores again on a 1v1 fast break off a great ground-ball. Madlax scores again at 10:30 to extend their lead to 7-0. Madlax gets a penalty but makes  a defensive stop and scores again, 8-0. OM rides hard and causes a turnover in Madlax’s end, picks up the groundball and gets on the board, goal by Junior Vera Puna which is where we finish this one.
MVP's: Junior Vera Puna & Cullen Carter

Game 4
Commonwealth - 15
Cavalier Blue - 1

Commonwealth takes a quick 1-0 lead off the first face-off. The quickly follow that up with a nice finish by Braden Gailaida , 2-0 after a minute. Commonwealth scores a third on an outside step down by Cooper Woodring. Woodring scores again, as he wins the facoff ground-ball and buries it. Penalty for slashing on Cavs, but dead-ball foul gives the ball back to Cavs. Commonwealth makes a stand and scores on their man-down possession. Offsetting penalties and then another penalty on Cavs, Commonwealth scores two quick to extend lead, 8-0. Cavs got on the board with an in close goal by Casey Haire. Commonwealth scores again on a fast break. They score on another assisted break at 18:22 left in second half. #2 on Commonwealth strips the Cav player scoops and scores on a 1v1 fast break which is where we end this one.
MVP's: Cooper Woodring & Logan Stanard

JUNIOR ELITE DIVISION (7th/8th)

Game 1
Cavalier Blue - 10
Cavalier Orange - 1

N/A
MVP's: Jackson Blue & Noah Han

Game 2
Vienna Eskimos - 13
Hard-Lax Elite - 2

Scoreless for six minutes, offsetting penalties give the Eskimos a chance and the capitalize twice, 2-0. Turning into a defensive battle, Hard Lax gets one and then more great defense form both teams. Two slashes give Vienna a two man advantage, another penalty and Vienna is three men up and takes advantage on a goal by #15, making it 4-1 Eskimos.  Hard Lax is not giving up however with valiant efforts being put in by Will Kubie, Jackson Ally and Ben Cuomo. Vienna scores two more ot make it 6-1 at half, then Hard lax scores on a man up opportunity at 19:28 to pull within 4, 6-2. VYI answers quickly however, and does not look back with a 13-2 victory.
MVP's: Caleb Hardridge & Jackson Ally

Game 3
Dulles South Storm - 18
Madlax Knighthawks - 0

After a hot start for the Storm, the half ends at 10-0. Peri Christopoulos is playing his tail off in goal for the knighthawks, but it's simply not enough going up against an older, more experienced Dulles 8th grade squad. This one ends in a route, 18-0.
MVP's: Peri Christopoulos & Ryan Kehoe

Game 4
Madlax Wings (24) - 18
Oscar Mike - 2

Tough match-up here for Oscar Mike as their younger 7th grade boys are going up against the 8th grade Wings. The wings look like they should in the first, getting a 8-0 lead by half with contributions from Panetti, Lesher, Roberston, Washington, Miller and Avis. Oscar Mike continues to battle however, with great goalie play from Ian Hodge. They’re also the first on the board in the second half with a beautiful shot from Robert Abramson making it 8-1. Miller responds for the Wings with a nice off-hand take, 9-1. Avis adds another with an of-hand shot of his own, 10-1. Robertson follows with a nice shot he sticks off-side low, 11-1. Oscar Mike is not giving up however, as the smaller side is playing physical defense and making some really nice plays. Shane Hodge gets one with a nice dip and dunk to make it 15-2. You got to admire the heart from these Oscar Mike boys.
MVP's: Ian Hodge & Chase Robertson

Game 5
Madlax Seals (25) - 13
Hammers - 6

Hammers gets on the board first with a nice goal from KJ Locanti. Madlax stands strong on back to back possessions and gets a man-up opportunity. Great man-up play and finish from Jack Gans. Solid goalie play leads to a transition one on none opportunity and goal from Timmy McGrail putting them up 2-1. Madlax gets on the board again with a quick lefty release that goes off-stick low from Cole Stup. Madlax tic-tac-toe pass resulting in another goal from Cole Stup making it 4-1. Hammers responds quickly with a goal from Danny Rice. Hammers wins the ensuing face-off and answers quickly tying it at 4 with a goal from Carson Price. Madlax responds with a goal from Alex Irisari late in the shot clock. The Hammers goalie makes a great save that leads to a transition opportunity and goal from Trey Talucci. Madlax gets on the board with a goal from Caden Southworth. Slashing penalty from Hammers gives Madlax a man-up opportunity. Madlax gets a penalty to make it 4 on 4 for 30 seconds. Both teams are playing physical and fast-paced in the first half, and at the end of the half, Madlax leads 6-4, but Madlax gets a penalty, giving Hammers a man-up opportunity with the ball to start the second half. Madlax kills the penalty and responds with a quick goal from Caden Southworth. Hammers gets a penalty giving Madlax a man-up opportunity but stands strong and kills the penalty. Big man-down kill from Hammers defense and goalie, but another high hit gives Madlax another man-up with a quick goal from Cole Stup, extending the lead to 8-4. Minor roughing penalty from Madlax gives Hammers a man-up opportunity. Miles Wolins scores a crafty short-handed goal from a low angle to make the score 9-4. Madlax gets a ground-ball in their defensive end and moves it up the field for a one on none goal from Caden Southworth. High-sticking penalty from Madlax gives Hammers a man-up opportunity. Madlax kills the penalty and scores a crafty goal from Cole Stup. Hammers continue to keep fighting until the end. Madlax got another goal from Southworth to make it 12-4. Madlax’s Brigg Carton runs through the mouth of the defense and finds the back of the net. Hammers wins the face-off and gets a really crafty goal from Danny Rice and then another late in the game. Hammers kept on fighting until the end, making the final 13-6
MVP's: Cole Stup  & Danny Rice

HIGH SCHOOL ELITE

Game 1
PW Warriors - 15
CBLL Wildcats - 5

In the first game of the HS division, JD Nett opens things up with a nice inside finish to make it 1-0 Wildcats. Following a few Ahmed Idris saves, the warriors crack the code as Chris Huber fakes Idris out of his shoes for the empty netter, 1-1. After some back and forth play, Cole Bonnell gives PW the edge with a nice dip and dunk to make it 2-1. Bonnell wasn’t finished though, as he swims 2 defenders for a NASTY goal past Idris, 3-1 PW. Ahmed is standing on his head in goal for the Wildcats, before Grant Maiden stings the back of the net with a rocket of an outside shot, 3-2 PW. PW is having a tough time staying out of the box, but Chris Huber doesn’t care, as he speeds down the field for the short-handed finish, 4-2 PW. He’s not done, as quickly after he adds another for an early hat-trick! 5-2 PW going into half. The Wildcats come out hot with a barrage of shots to start the second half, but Nathan George is a brick wall in cage for the warriors, turning away countless Wildcat attempts. His latest results in a fast-break goal for Mike Klares, 6-2 PW. The warriors keep it rolling, as Wilbanks gets on the board to make it 7-2. Chris Allen adds another, PW is rolling now, 8-2. Stefan Grenados gets in the conversation, as he goes coast to coast to make it 9-2. The wildcats finally answer with a beautiful shot low and away from Wyatt Marvil, 10-3. PW quickly answers with another 3 however to make it 13-3. Maiden gets a nice assist to Austin Anton for the Wildcats, 15-4 now. The Wildcats are still fighting hard, as Wyatt Marvil adds his second of the game to make it 15-5. That’s where this one ends as PW has a strong showing in their first outing.
MVP's: Cole Bonnell and Wyatt Marvil

Game 2
CBLL Swarm - 5
Chantilly - 8

Daniel Morris opens up the scoring with a nasty dip and dunk to make it 1-0 Chantilly. CJ carter gives them a little insurance with a nice inside finish of his own making it 2-0 Chantilly. Pritchard Hall gets the Swarm within 1 with a cannon from the outside, 2-1 Chantilly. Sutton Taliaferro evens it up with a slick dodge and finish inside past the Chantilly net-minder making it 2-2. After a 5-minute major assessed to Chantilly, they almost kill it all off until Bryan Berryhill puts one home making it 3-2. The lead is short-lived however, as Daniel Morris ties it up with a rocket from the outside. 30 seconds later, Ben Nyberg gives Chantilly the lead with a gorgeous low and away shot past Cole Taylor who’s been playing very well. 4-3 at half! Cam Goodloe gives chantilly a little insurance to start the second half, as he puts one past Taylor to make it 5-3 Chantilly. The Swarm aren’t going down each though, as Pritchard adds his second of the game to make it 5-4 with 16 minutes to go. Chantilly answers right back with a goal from Liam Turner, giving the insurance back to his team, 6-4. The Swarm continue to battle though with another goal from Wyatt Marvil, cutting the lead back to 1, 6-5. Cole Taylor is UNCONSCIOUS between the pipes for the Swarm, staving away multiple prime scoring chances for Chantilly keeping it a one goal game. He can’t stop everything though, as Goodloe gets an easy one on the doorstep to make it 7-5. Colton Zampiello adds another one to give Chantilly the three goal lead with 9 min. To go. Dan Morris finishes his hat trick to make it 9-5, which will be more than enough as Chantilly wins this one 9-5  
MVP's: Dan Morris & Cole Taylor