Categories: clam_chatter
      Date: Jul  1, 2009
     Title: Summer starts well for Clams
Clams overall performance @ Rutgers tournament impresses

The coach in me has to say that as a group there is work to be done for sure. But to go 4-1 at one of the country's top recruiting tournaments without a practice bodes very well for what lies ahead. 

I said going into this tournament that our hope as a coaching staff was that the team would get better and better throughout the course of the tournament. And indeed this is exactly what happened.

Below is a quick writeup of each game. Please know that these stats likely aren't perfect (they were kept by the goalie not in the game, and neither goalie is used to keeping stats). But I'm sure they'll be accurate enough to paint a picture of what happened.

My congratulations go out to everyone down at Rutgers this past weekend on putting forth a fine effort.

-Coach Walker


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Coverage
(Writeups written by Coach Troy Peters)

GAME 1
Clams (6) vs. Trilogy (5) O.T.

Comments:  The biggest thing that jumped out at me about this game was the desire our squad had to win.  This was the first event of the summer for the Clams (that includes practices) and this game had that "feeling out" vibe.  Trilogy came out quick and put us in a three goal hole before we really got going.  Closing the gap to 3-2 at half put us in the position to have a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds of the game after we traded goals.  In this tournament overtime meant playing until someone scores, with no time being kept.  And after almost twenty extra minutes of overtime, the Clams ended the contest with a man-up goal, starting the tournament right with a win.

GAME SUMMARY

Jordan Greenfield (3G, 2A)
John Fitzgerald (2G)
Franklin Reis (1G)
Christian Dallmus (3 saves, 42.7% SP)
Conor Murphy (9 saves, 81.6% SP)
Defenseman of the Game: Pat Hart (3 take-aways, 5 GBs)

GAME 2
Clams (9) vs. Archies (6)

Comments:  This game showed some of the offensive explosiveness that these players have.  This time it was the Clams that jumped out quickly to a three goal lead, but learned a valuable lesson over the next 15 minutes of the game: don't let down.  The Archies chipped away and we found ourselves in a 3-3 tie at half.  The second half saw the offense bear down both with possessions and on the rides to create a number of odd man breaks and swing the time of possession in our favor.  Defensively, in the second half, both middies and poles tightened up keeping the Archies' opportunities to the outside and the rare odd-man breaks.

GAME SUMMARY

John Fitzgerald (4G, 1A)
Jordan Greenfield (2G, 3A)
Justin Kirchner (1G)
Malcolm Lloyd (1G)
TJ Hartner (1G)
Spencer Macquarrie (1A)
Conor Murphy (1 save, 25% SP)
Christian Dallmus (4 saves, 57.1% SP)
Defenseman of the Game: Peter Von Rosenvinge (2 take-aways, 9 GBs)

GAME 3
Clams (3) vs. Green Turtle (4)

Comments:  This is the game we all want back.  After the Turtles scored the game's openning goal about 5 minutes in, the game was stopped due to weather and there was a 45 minute delay.  When we came back out, there was a noticeable eagerness amongst the Clams to take this game.  And while things did get sloppy because of the conditions, the Clams did claw back to within one goal in the final minute with a man-up opportunity.  Unfortunately we were unable to capitalize and fell one goal short.

GAME SUMMARY

John Fitzgerald (2G)
Jordan Greenfield (1G, 1A)
Luke Kornack (1A)
Christian Dallmus (6 saves, 60% SP)
Defenseman of the Game: Geordie Carrick (1 take-away, 8 GBs)

GAME 4
Clams (5) vs. Tri-State Black (1)

Comments: This was our most dominant game of the tournament, especially on the defensive end of the field.  It started with the ride of the attack, but it was most evident with the poles.  The midfielders all stepped up and played great help defense when Tri-State was looking to isolate the short-stick defenders.  But, like I said, it was the poles (both close and LSMs) that kept Tri-State from getting any quality scoring chances.  And when the ball went to the ground near one of our poles, we were coming up with it.

GAME SUMMARY

John Fitzgerald (1G, 2A)
Franklin Reis (2G)
Spencer Macquarrie (1G)
Luke Kornack (1G)
Jordan Greenfield (1A)
Conor Murphy (5 saves, 80% SP)
Defenseman of the Game: Tommy Harrison (4 take-aways, 6 GBs)

GAME 5
Clams (4) vs. 2 Knight Sentry (2)

Comments:  This game was won by the man-down crew, killing off five penalties in a 30-minute game (15-minute running time halves).  Both goalies were at the top of their game, but the thing that helped keep the Knights from gaining any momentum was the play on the face-offs.  Not only did our face-off man, Malcolm Lloyd, lose just 2 face-off draws, but our wingmen were phenominal on the groundballs to get us possessions.  Couple that with a few timely goals and strong defense that had been present throughout the tournament, and the Clams would end the tournament with a win and a 4-1 record.

GAME SUMMARY

John Fitzgerald (2G)
Frank Wheeler-Larusso (1G, 1A)
Luke Kornack (1G)
Jordan Greenfield (1A)
Christian Dallmus (5 saves, 62.5% SP)
Conor Murphy (4 saves, 100% SP)
Defenseman of the Game:
Peter Von Rosenvinge (2 take-aways, 5 GBs)
Geordie Carrick (1 take-aways, 8 GBs)

TOURNAMENTS STATS

John Fitzgerald (11G, 3A)
Jordan Greenfield (6G, 8A)
Franklin Reis (3G)
Luke Kornack (2G, 1A)
Spencer Macquarrie (1G, 2A)
Frank Wheeler-Larusso (1G, 1A)
Malcolm Lloyd (1G, 28/52 on face-offs, 53.6%)
Justin Kirchner (1G)
TJ Hartner (1G)
Christian Dallmus (18 saves, 14 GA, 56.3% SP)
Conor Murphy (19 saves, 6 GA, 76% SP)

NAMENUMBERGRADEPOSITIONSCHOOL
John Fitzgerald28
2010
A/MThe Rivers School
Jordan Greenfield
30
2010
A
The Rivers School
Justin Kirchner
32
2010
A/M
Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols
James Murphy
11
2011
A
Brewster Academy
Franklin Reis
55
2010
A
Governor's Academy
Will Walker
7
2011
A
Phillips Andover
TJ Hartner
31
2010
A/MLawrence Academy
Luke Kornack
33
2010
M
Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols
Spencer Macquarrie
36
2010
M
Phillips Andover
Brendan McKenna
49
2010
M
Phillips Andover
Malcolm Lloyd
35
2010
M
Westminster School
Jonathan Siderewicz56
2010
M
St. John's Prep
Murph Vandervelde58
2011
M
St. Sebastian's
Frank Wheeler-Larusso68
2010
M
Catholic Memorial
Derek Youngman
48
2011
M
Thayer Academy
Geordie Carrick
25
2010
LSM
The Rivers School
Mike Fanning
1
2010
D
Norwell HS
Charlie Finnegan
2
2011
LSM
Thayer Academy
Tommy Harrison
63
2010
D
The Rivers School
Patrick Hart
64
2010
D
Martha's Vineyard HS
Grant Neumann
41
2010
D
Natick HS
Peter Von Rosenvinge66
2010
D
Weston HS
Christian Dallmus
27
2010
G
The Rivers School
Conor Murphy
39
2010
G
Middlesex