More action in the ILBA Empire North and South Divisions in the lacrosse world.
In the Empire South Division, Hudson Valley Arsenal made a statement with a 16-6 defeat of the NYC Spiders. Arsenal was led by Mike Gresser with a six-goal outburst that included a natural hat trick to cap his performance. Alex Sirico chipped in with three goals with Aeran Kearney adding a pair. Stef Mozdiak, Matt Wikstrom, Nath Constantino, Jack Murphy, and Matt Sheehan each added single markers to cap off the 16-6 victory.
In the Empire North Division of the IBLA, the Utica Yeti (1–1) used special teams to outlast the Saugerties Night Pandas (0-2), 22-4 at the Adirondack Bank Center. Total Dominance was the theme in this one with the Yeti posting a 9-1 third period and 4 power plays complemented by four shorthanded goals made more than a difference.
Andrew Cook lit the lamp 4 times with a man advantage and a man down tally among the goals. Nick Suits led all scorers with his 4 goals three-assist contest. Rodney Redeye had a hat trick with a power-play goal. Alex Snow added a three-point night with two goals with one coming man down.
David Saccoci also a man down tally with his two goals and a helper. Nick Kieffer chipped in with a hat trick of his own. Alex Snow joined the short-handed goal parade with his 2 goals, three-point game. Niles Miller 1 goal on the man up, Khyber Johnson (1g,1a), Dwight Beto Jr. (1g,1a), and Charlie Rosachi also scored.
In all, 15 Yeti made their way to the score sheet. Kobi Johnson stopped 21shots for Utica while Keegan Thomas played 53:25 facing 43 shots and was spelled by Matt Rosenthal who closed things out for Saugerties with 6 stops. Total shots on goal went the way of Utica, 49-25. After a 5-1 first period, Utica outscored the Night Pandas, 17-3 in the final forty minutes.
Stay tuned for more action in the ILBA Empire North and South Divisions.