continued Again, Marcellus showed life after Purcell’s second goal gave Westhill a 12-5 advantage. Hutchings completed his hat trick with two goals in 25 seconds to cut the lead to five. But it proved futile, and Suddaby made sure with a final insurance goal.
If Westhill dominated the first half, McInerney felt his team won the second half, though both teams tallied six times. But as he said, “you dig yourself a hole too early you can’t get out of it, not in this league. We can play with anybody, I just thought we played for 24 minutes today and it cost us.”
Leuze, on the other hand, was pleased with his team’s effort and the result it created.
“I’m very thrilled with the way the kids came out and played,” said Leuze. “The kids played with possession patience. I think we did a nice job six-on-six defensively.”
The road gets tougher for both teams as they reach the backstretch of their respective schedules. Westhill travels to Cazenovia (10-1, no. 6 in the state Class C rankings) on Friday, followed by a tough contest with CBA at home next Tuesday. Marcellus hosts another state-ranked rival, Skaneateles on Friday before going on the road Tuesday to Chittenango.