A 4-0 second-quarter shutout helped the Warriors get away from RFA as it scored four times in each quarter, a steady effort on the offensive end.
Kuppel led with four goals and one assist. Renk and Keahey both got three-goal hat tricks, with Dom Castiglia and Harry Sardella both getting two goals and one assist. Peter Sterio and Antonio Rey contributed single tallies.
This led to Saturday’s game at Baldwinsville, a chance to avenge an April 9 overtime defeat to the Warriors. But once again Liverpool struggled down the stretch, and this time the Warriors prevailed in regulation by a 10-6 margin.
Twice in the first half, Liverpool had two-goal leads, only to see B’ville rally both times and move out in front, 6-4, by the time they reached the break. The Warriors cut the margin to 7-6, but in the fourth quarter it got shut out as B’ville pulled away, aided by a strong effort in goal from Parker Ferrigan, who had 18 saves.
Again, Kuppel led the Warriors’ attack, scoring three times, while Flood had two goals. Sardella and Castiglia earned the other goals. Steve Petrelli and Zach Bulak paced B’ville, each of them finishing with four goals and one assist.
While all this was going on, Cicero-North Syraucse only played once, on Friday night, dominating Central Square 15-1 in a game cut short by bad weather.
Before the lightning sent the teams off the field in the second half, the Northstars had roared its way to a 12-1 halftime lead on the Red Hawks, adding to it until the conditions got too dangerous.
Zach Debottis, with five goals, led the C-NS attack. Tyler Griffo had three goals and one assist, with Tom Koster adding two goals and two assists. Tyler Heldt and Ryan Waldron each got one goal and one assist as Eric Sauer, Brandon Townsend and Brad Williams also scored.