Boys open with 18-0 win; girls fall to Aquinas

Gary Pinneo
Kristen Thayer takes a shot on the Aquinas’s goal.

The Penn Yan Mustangs boys lacrosse team opened the 2011 Section V Class C tournament in a convincing style, rolling over Batavia 18-0 in a first round game Monday evening at Mustang Field.  

Penn Yan entered the game as the No. 1 seed in the Class C tournament and Batavia was the No. 16 seed.  The Mustangs made quick work of their Genesee County guests, jumping out to a 14-0 lead at halftime and cruised the rest of the way.  Dylan Yonts, Ryan Maciejewski, and Rion Davison scored three goals each for Penn Yan.  Yonts also added five assists.  J.J. Voigt added two goals and an assist, Brendan Bolger one goal and an assist, while Adam Stork, Corey Grace, Zach Presher, Brandon Grace, and Cody Richardson scored a goal each. Doug Geertz contributed an assist.  Brandon Maciejewski and Matt Spoor recorded two goals each in the shutout win.  

The Mustangs continue their quest for the Section V title Wednesday night at home against Mynderse.

Earlier in the afternoon Monday, the season came to an abrupt end for the Penn Yan Mustang girl's lacrosse team  in Penn Yan. 

The Little Irish of Aquinas, the No. 7 seed team in the tournament, scored in sudden death overtime to send the hometown Lady Mustangs to defeat.  Aquinas scored a goal with just 20 seconds left in overtime to tie the score at 10 and sent this quarterfinal contest into overtime.  

The teams battled through the first two mandatory overtime periods before Aquinas scored the game winner.  Penn Yan had earned the No.2 seed going into the tournament on the strength of their 12-4 regular season record.  Jennifer Burt scored 3 goals to lead Penn Yan in scoring.  Heather Lee added two goals. 

The disappointed Lady Mustangs finish their 2011 season with a 12-5 record.

Penn Yan’s No. 24 Samantha Steinert scores goal No. 4 at 13:36 left in the first half against Aquinas Monday.