Categories: clam_chatter Date: Jul 27, 2012 Title: Hotbeds ResultsFour 2015 Clams recieve all-star nods at Hotbeds
|2013/2014 PUBLIC TEAM
Hotbeds Record: 5-6-1
Summer Record: 18-10-1
|2013/2014 PREP TEAM
Hotbeds Record: 5-6
Summer Record: 15-14-1
COMMENTS: With an overall record of 5-6-1 this team improved from the first game to the last All coaches agreed that when the offense moved the ball from stick to stick, our opponent's had a very difficult time defending us. The tandum work of attackmen Tyler Powers (Duxbury HS) and Harrison Alpaugh (Nobles) exemplified this as they led the team in scoring. Wyatt Sullivan (Arlington HS) provided multiple sparks throughout the tournament at the midfield, bringing a balanced four goal, four assist performance to the week, but also being the work-horse that every team needs.
On the other side of the field our defense played extremely tough when we were talking, sliding with our bodies, and limiting the other team to minimal offensive chances. LSM Chris Casey (St. John's Prep) and defenseman Colin Fahey (St. John's Prep) straight-up vacuumed what seemed to be every loose ball in front. When the opponent did have shots, they were gobbled up by our all star goalie Tyler Boardo (Tabor Academy).
Thanks guys for a great Hotbeds Tourney. You all represented your teammates, coaches, parents, the sport of lacrosse, and Top Gun in the best possible way. Have a great rest of the summer!!!
Here are the game results and stats for the rest of the team:
Game 1: L 2-6 vs. Team 302
COMMENTS: Wrapping up the summer with Hotbeds was a good barometer of how far this group has come and still show that we have work to do.
The best examples of this are the close wins we may not of gotten a month ago against Mass Elite and Shamrock White. Couple that with willing ourselves to two solid wins on the last day when it was obvious that all the players were exhausted after cramming 12 games into 3 days and we walked away with a humble optimism about the progression of this team.
Offensively, Nick Palandjian (Dexter School) was nigh unstoppable all tournament, racking up 21 goals and two assists while still having the energy and will to grab 13 groundballs. Nick also gave us a win in our second Braveheart of the tournament (vs. Shamrock White) after a ten minute (not exaggerating) battle that went up and down the field half a dozen times between FOGO Austin Frank (Belmont Hill) and the Shamrock's FOGO. The officials called a halt to play to substitue both players. Nick had to start on defense, stood strong, then after a big save from goalie Jimmy Cochran, went down and sealed the deal.
Next in line offensively were Casey Keeley (Wilbraham & Monson) with 11 points and Tim Shield (Taft) with nine. Both FOGO midfielders Austin Frank and Derek Osbahr (St. John's Prep) posted win percentages at the "X" over 50% for the week.
Defensively, Mack Rush (Belmont Hill) played well beyond his years, leading with his voice and actions while Josh Reed (Deerfield) was all over the field, playing both LSM and close defense, gobbling up ground-balls whenever the opportunity presented itself. After an up and down week goalie Jimmy Cochran (Buckingham, Browne & Nichols) found his grooving in the last day making nine saves over two games while only giving up two goals in each game.
Game 1: Loss 8-5 vs. 2 Knight Sentry
Game 2: Win 11-2 vs. NoVa West
Game 3: Win 7-6 (Braveheart) vs. Mass Elite
Game 4: Loss 8-3 vs. Primetime 2014
Game 5: Loss 11-10 vs. SMS Elite 2014
Game 6: Win 6-5 (Braveheart) vs. Shamrock White
Game 7: Loss 10-1 vs. Team One
Game 8: Loss 4-1 vs. BlackJacks Black
Game 9: CANCELLED
Game 10: Loss 14-7 vs. Smithtown West
Game 11: Win 6-2 vs. Minn Loons
Game 12: Win 4-2 vs. West Rock
Hotbeds Record: 6-6
Overall Summer Record: 21-17
COMMENTS: The 2015AA’s finished off the Summer 2012 campaign with a strong showing at Hotbeds this past weekend. Although the overall record of 6-6 was not their strongest showing of the summer, the ‘15AA squad showed their ability to play with the best teams in the country. The most impressive performance from Delaware has to be the 3-4 last-second loss to Sting Black on Tuesday evening. Josh Kirson (Rivers School) was absolutely amazing in this game and was a major reason why the 2015 Clams were able to give the Sting’s top overall team a run for their money. Kirson came up with an unforgettable 19 save performance on 23 shots! This game went right down to the wire, with Sting Black scoring the game-winner with 4 seconds on the clock. I got the certain feeling right then and there that this 2015 Fighting Clam group is going to do big things!
Defensively, the ‘15AA’s have been stingy all summer and it didn’t change down in Delaware. Through 12 games in 4 days the Clams only surrendered 52 goals, less than 4.5 goals per game. Much of the credit here falls on the goaltending tandem of Josh Kirson (Rivers; 63.77% save percentage) and Henry Donnellan (Newton South; 52.63% save percentage). Another major reason for the Clams’ success at Hotbeds was the work at the faceoff X, an area where we have seen some headaches throughout the summer. By using Tim Dick (Rivers; 58.1% FO percentage, 1G, 41GB) for the majority of the draws and Darien Clay (Newton South; 1G, 1A, 15GB) on the wing, the Clams seemed to find their groove. Caleb Mahoney (Holliston HS; 14GB) Gabe Cormier (Acton-Boxboro HS; 9GB) and Hotbeds All-Star selection Chris Titone (St. John’s Prep; 8GB) shined on the defensive side of the ball.
Although the Clam’s got significant contributions from the midfield, this was a tournament in which the offense often ran through the attack. The 3 top scorers for the Clams - Hotbeds All-Star Foster LeBoeuf (Phillips Andover; 12G, 8A, 12GB), Kerry Lyne (Wellesley HS; 4G, 7A, 7GB) and James Burr (Middlesex School; 5G, 6A, 14GB) – were all attackmen. Cam Jung (Masconomet HS; 8G, 1A, 4GB) consistently found the back of the net including a game-winner in a shortened game against Twist Green.
In the midfield, Andrew Bolte (Brooks School; 8G, 2A, 22GB) led the way with 10 points. A large portion of Bolte’s contributions came when the ball was on the ground and on the wings on faceoffs. Henry Behrens (Masconomet HS; 3G, 5A, 4GB) and Brooks Tyrrell (Marblehead HS; 1G, 6A, 4GB), who was selected to play in the All-Star game, led the rest of the middies in the scoring column.
As we conclude the Summer 2012 campaign (overall record: 21-17) I look back and see many wins against great teams and countless superb individual performances. I, however, am more excited to look towards the future. This 2015AA Fighting Clams group has proved to everyone that they have a very bright future ahead of them. I know that we here at Top Gun are very excited to see what this group can become as they both undergo their coming transformation, and continue to grow over the coming seasons. See you all in the Fall……Go Clams!
Game 1: Win 6-3 vs. Minn Loons
Game 2: Win 7-5 vs. Webster HS
Game 3: Loss 4-2 vs. Fuze Blue
Game 4: Loss 6-3 vs. 1763
Game 5: Loss 9-6 vs. West Rock
Game 6: Loss 6-5 (Braveheart) vs. Corning Hawks
Game 7: Win 5-3 vs. LI Pride Blue
Game 8: Win 7-3 vs. Wolfpack
Game 9: Win 2-1 vs. Twist Green
Game 10: Loss 4-3 vs. Sting Black
Game 11: Loss 7-2 vs. 2 Knights Sentry
Game 12: Win 11-1 vs. NoVa West