Keahey had the biggest night of his varsity career, amassing four goals and five assists, his passes often going to Kuppel, who scored five times to set his own season mark. Flood had two goals and two assists as Sardella got a goal and assist. Renk and Castiglia had the other goals.
Cicero-North Syracuse’s late-season struggles continued last Tuesday with a 12-4 defeat to Baldwinsville at Bragman Stadium.
What made it more frustrating was the fact that the Northstars led 2-0 after one quarter. After that, though, C-NS went cold, and the Bees took full advantage, roaring ahead 4-2 by halftime and using a 6-1 third-quarter push to put it away.
Tyler Heldt, Tyler Griffo, Zach Debottis and Erik Sauer each had one goal, with Tom Koster contributing an assist. Bryan Schenk recorded 13 saves in the net. B’ville had eight different players score, with Cody Luke and Austin McAskill managing three-goal hat tricks.
Two nights later, though, it was the Northstars excelling on the defensive end, shutting down Oswego in an 8-1 victory. Other than Ryan Martin’s second-quarter goal, the Buccaneers could not get anything against a fired-up C-NS defense, anchored by Schenk, who stopped nine of 10 shots he faced.
And even that single Oswego goal came amid a late-half spurt where the Northstars gained a 5-1 edge at the break. C-NS pulled away behind Sauer’s three goals and two assists, with Heldt, Griffo and Brandon Townsend each getting one goal and one assist. Debottis and Koster also found the net.