Independent Mustangs split with tough Class A teams

Gary Pinneo

The Penn Yan Mustang lacrosse team play one of the toughest schedules in the State as an independent. Last week the Orange and Blue laxers faced off against two more extremely talented Class A teams, one from Rochester and one from Buffalo.  

Penn Yan 10    Brighton 2

On Thursday evening the Mustang lax forces hosted the talented team from Rochester’s Brighton High. The Brighton laxers entered this contest on a roll, having piled up over 12 goals in their last six games.  But Thursday, the Barons would find goals to be at a premium as the Mustang defense totally shut them down.

Penn Yan jumped to a 4-1 lead after the first 24 minutes.  The second half would not be any better for the Monroe County visitors.  The Mustangs tacked on six more goals while holding their guests to just one.  

At the final buzzer, Penn Yan walked off with an impressive 10-2 victory over another tough opponent. 

The Mustang’s Dylan Yonts accounted for half of the Penn Yan offensive output, registering five goals and adding an assist. Ryan Maciejewski added two goals and an assist as did senior Adam Stork. Rion Davison added the other Penn Yan tally, while Jeremy Bunn added two assists.  Brandon Maciejewski stopped eight shots in the Mustang nets in 48 minutes of action.

Clarence (VI) 7    Penn Yan 6

The Clarence Red Devils traveled to Yates County Saturday afternoon to take on the hometown Mustangs on their turf. Clarence is a Class A powerhouse from the Buffalo area, and is considered one of the better teams in the state. The Red Devils entered this game against the Mustangs with a perfect 9-0 record.  Clarence jumped to a 5-2 first half lead. The two teams traded goals in the third quarter, setting up a torrid finish. Penn Yan mounted a comeback in the final period, scoring three goals and holding their guests to just one. Despite the desperate effort by the Orange and Blue, Clarence prevailed 7-6.  

Dylan Yonts tallied three goals to lead Penn Yan in scoring. J.J. Voigt added two goals and two assists.

Anthony Luppino tallied the other Mustang goal.  Adam Stork added an assist. Brandon Maciejewski had seven saves in the Mustang nets.  Penn Yan’s season record slipped to 9-3 with the tough loss. Last Monday’s scheduled game at Livonia was postponed due to rain and wet grounds in Livonia.  This game will be made up this Saturday as the regular season draws to a conclusion.