By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/6/13
POUGHKEEPSIE,N.Y. – Brewster Warble scored his only goal of the game in a man up situation in overtime, lifting Bronxville to a 14-13 victory over defending state champion Shoreham Wading River in a New York boys’ Class C semifinal Wednesday at Marist College.
Bronxville (22-1), the Section 1 champion, will play Cazenovia Central in the state finals Saturday at St. John Fisher College at 1:30 p.m. Cazenovia (21-2) advanced with an 8-7 triumph over Penn Yan.
“This is surreal,” said Warble, “We’ve been good in man up situations all year. We already scored off a few man ups in this game and I knew we would win when we went into man up in overtime. I was wide open in front of the cage and just shot it.”
Shoreham-Wading River (18-2) went up, 11-9, on a Daniel Hughes goal with 9:15 left in the game. But Bronxville pulled within 11-10 on Matt Behrens’ man-up goal and Jack Grass scored 40 seconds later to tie it.
The Wildcats answered on a Ryan Bray goal with 5:39 left, but Bronco freshman Reilly Walsh knotted it again with 4:11 left to play. Eighteen seconds later SWR was hit with a cross check penalty and Jack Grass found his brother Henry Grass for the fourth time in the game to give Bronxville the lead.
Shoreham answered at the two minute mark when Tim Rotanz fed Daniel Malave to tie it. In overtime, the Wildcats committed another penalty with 2:37 remaining. Reilly Walsh found Warble wide open in front of the cage for the closer.
Eric Pass was a standout in goal for Bronxville, making 18 saves, Henry Grass tallied four goals, Walsh collected three goals and two assists and Behrens scored three goals and one assist for Bronxville.
“Jack and I have played together for years,” said Henry Grass. “He always looks for me coming across the middle. We are always looking for each other and are able to connect a lot. This feels amazing. We are confident going forward to states. I’ve never been this excited.”
“We played a great team today,” added Bronxville head coach Tim Horgan. “We were able to capitalize on the man up today. We had four different guys score in man up.
“Our goalie played amazing. Without him between the pipes this is a different game. We worked hard all season and get to continue to play for one more game.”
Hunter Hayes and Bray each had three goals and one assist for SWR. Rotanz had four assists.
“Their goalie played amazing,” said Shoreham-Wading River head coach Tom Rotanz. “We kept trying to go high on him and it didn’t work.
“I would have liked to go low on him more because when we did we scored. This was a great team and a great opponent. I wish them luck going forward.”
Bronxville 14, Shoreham Wading River 13
Shoreham-Wading River: 3-2-5-3-0-13
BV: Henry Grass 4G; Reilly Walsh 3G, 2A; Matt Behrens 3G, 1A; Jack Grass 1G, 4A; Will Duncan 1G, 1A; Jack Depaul 1G; Brewster Warble 1G
SWR: Hunter Hayes 3G, 1A; Ryan Bray 3G, 1A; Troy Miller 2G, 1A; Anthony Visintin 2G, 2A; Daniel Malave 2G; Daniel Hughes 1G; Tim Rotanz 4A
Saves: Eric Pass (BV) 18; Christain Palazzotto (SWR) 9