continued “We kept shooting ourselves in the foot," he said. "We made a lot of uncharacteristic errors. We didn’t do well on the faceoffs. That hurt.
"They had a lot more possessions. We struggled on ground balls. You can’t play like that against a team of this caliber.”
The game won’t count against WG's league record, but Messere said the memory will linger.
“It counts,” he said. “Can we turn it around? Are the lessons going to be learned? Are we going to turn around and improve from this or are you going to put your tail between your legs and fade away?
“It’s like anything else. If something goes wrong you deal with it. “Hopefully we’ll be more determined to do better.”
J-D relied on balanced scoring. Feiner led the winners with three goals. Burns, McLaren Brady, and Lucas Johnson tallied twice, while Mike Engstrom, Edwards, Jordan Evans, and Jamie McBurney had single goals.
Teddy Glesener and Tim Barber paced the Wildcats, each with three goals. Matt Schattner and Jake Darrow had two goals apiece and Ryan St. Croix found the net once. WG goalie Scott Sidnam was impressive, stopping eight shots.
To follow up the West Genesee win, J-D travels to New Hartford Tuesday and, next Saturday, again tests itself against Section V power Fairport at Hobart College in Geneva.