In the tune-ups for B'ville, the Hornets had to work hard in last Monday's game against its neighbors from East Syracuse-Minoa, but still won 11-4 as the Spartans fell to 2-4 on the season.
It took a while for F-M to get itself into gear, and ESM exploited this, seizing a 3-2 lead through one period, Mike Cumming leading the way as he would finish with two goals and one assist.
Once the Hornets' defense settled in, though, it nearly blanked the Spartans the rest of the way. F-M used four unanswered goals in the second period to move ahead for good, and Klepper and Waffle accounted for most of it. Klepper set a career mark with five goals, while Waffle scored four times.
A day later, F-M romped past Utica Proctor 22-1, getting 10 goals in the first quarter alone. Everyone got to play, as Ryan Simmons and Chris Walsh both had four goals and one assist. Waffle scored three times, adding an assist, while Matt Gilmore had two goals and two assists.
Roy Simmons had two goals and one assist as Glen Trachtenberg also found the net twice. Klepper had a goal and three assists, with O'Neil and Taylor Gerhardt each earning a goal and two assists. Chris Anklin and Jeff Shields matched each other with one goal and one assist.
F-M would play Liverpool Tuesday at Solvay High School's turf before a special Saturday home game against Henninger at 5 p.m.
This is part of the "Something for Shafer" day-long school festival in honor of late English teacher John Shafer, who passed away in February. Lacrosse, baseball and softball games will blend in with games and booths, and a dance with F-M and Chittenango students is set for 7:30 to 10:30 in the High School Courtyard. All proceeds are benefiting the Shafer Family Education Fund.