Cylax brought the heat down to South County saturday for a beautiful day of lacrosse winning 11-0.
Quinn Berard (2G 1A) started us off with a quick goal assisted by Jillee Henderson (2G 2A). The Cumberland girls caught SC off guard by moving the ball around making passes and catches in open space. The field itself was our greatest challenge as it was so hard packed and bare any missed passes quickly rolled out of bounds.Next up, Cali Crouteau (2G 1A) had a great catch fed by Scarlett Fiore (1G 1A) causing the fans to go wild. The coaches log shows 12 caught passes which is amazing!
Delaney Mungoven(2A) and McKenna Musser(1G 1A) were cleaning up the field of ground balls all over, boxing out SC to keep the ball in Cumberland possession for most of the game.
Lexi Pfeiffer(1A) and Addy L'heureax(1G 3A) consistantly came up with the ball with combined double digit Ground balls.
Additional goals were scored by Finnley Carpenter(1G 1A), Annabelle Fiore(1G 1A) who earned the defensive player of the game bead.
Sportsman of the game was given to Jillee Henderson who made it her mission to focus passes to teammates who hadn't scored yet, and therefore spreading the feeling of thrill of the game.
Girls 1/2 Blue
Today the girls traveled to Smithfield to take on the NRI. The weather finally felt like spring, and the girls were ready!
We had a lead early in the game and the girls just continued to pull away, defeating NRI 8-1.
Quinn White had the hat trick with 3 goals. Mackenzie Silva added 1, as did Kyla Girouard, and Avery Fernandes. Taeva Vasconcelos had her first goal of the season, way to go Taeva! Thea June played strong on offense today too. Colby Hammel matched with her player and helped keep them from scoring. McKenna Connors, Catherine Cornwell worked well on defense, all making huge defensive plays. Mallory Black and Eloise Wensus, were all over the ground balls which helped keep the play in their end most of the game! Great team effort from the whole team!
The CYLAX Girls 3/4 team maintained its spot at the top of the RIYLL and improved to 4-0 after a convincing 8-4 “Rhode” win over previously undefeated East Bay. The goaltending duo of Maggie Caggiano and Gabby Zabinski shined in between the pipes as they combined for the win and made at least 8 saves, earning them both defensive player of the game honors.
The Blue and White raced out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Hadley Henderson (2), Julia Irving (2), Paige Mahon, Ella Mancuso, Leah Pelletier and Zabinski each tickled the twine. Just as importantly, the goals were set up on excellent feeds from Fiona Abramek, Chloe Biggs, Addyson Croce, Lucie Goodrich, Zana Kraut, Maeve Neary, and Henderson.
Defensively, the 3/4 Girls also got outstanding marking up, ground ball scoops and clearing play from Tatum Connors, Sofia Fraioli, Kyleigh Groleau, Audrey Sousa and Erin Taylor. Additionally, Caroline Bizier, Julia Cotter, and birthday girl Alexa Parkes helped keep the attack running on all cylinders.
Overall, the Blue & White battled through heat and adversity and put together another complete team effort. Next up, the 3/4 Girls will put their perfect record on the line against Providence as they begin a 3-game home stand at Diamond Hill next Saturday, May 22nd.
The girls 5/6 team traveled to Middletown to face Island Lacrosse on Saturday. Under a gorgeous sunny blue sky the players battled hard, coming back from an 8-1 deficit to lose by a final score of 10-6. The girls rallied together after halftime, scoring five goals in the second half while holding Middletown to only two. Calleigh Campanelli, Ella Fraioli, and Maeve Cunningham each contributed three goals with Maddie Skurka assisting on one goal. Sabrina Harvey stood tall in net with ten saves. The girls showed incredible grit and determination never giving up even after being down by 7 goals. The defense stepped up to shut down IYL’s strongest players with some truly spectacular play coming from Rowyn Emery, Layne Rogalski, and Peyton Giroux. The middies and attack combined to lead the comeback and slowed Island’s transition game, which allowed the entire team to get back into contention. The girls team plays next at home this coming Saturday against East Greenwich.
Girls 7/8 DI
The CYLAX Girls 7/8 D1 team continues to work hard each time they head out on the field! Although they have not yet found themselves in the W column, they continue to improve both individually and as a team. This week they were some of the first people out on the road heading to south county for an 8:00 am game.
The 12-4 score does not do justice to the outstanding performance Chloe Bryda gave in goal with 10+ saves and a never-give-up attitude. Chloe's goalkeeping is a gift to the team and all of the players on it.
Four different girls found the back of the net. Kiley DeFusco started us off by converting an assist from Lauren Collette into a goal in the first half. From there the girls battled hard throughout the half and scored their remaining three goals in the second half of the game. Charli McCue scored a great goal from an assist from Brooke Berard. Then Lauren Collette came onto the field for another rotation and scored from an assist from Maddie Berard. And Lucy Biggs scored the final goal of the game from an assist out of the back end from Kiley DeFusco.
Ella Pirri, Ava Neal, Brooke Tellier, Brooke Berard, Maddie Berard, Maggie McDonald, Lauren Collette, and Nina Piotti created fantastic pressure in the offense. Delaney Kennedy, Kaitlyn Samek, Lucy Biggs, Abby Skurka, Charli McCue, Kiley DeFusco were a force on defense.
Even at 8:00 in the morning, it was a hot day and so many of the girls took turns in the midfield showing their tremendous speed and athleticism. Nina Piotti, Lucy Biggs, Abby Skurka, Charli McCue, Kiley DeFusco, Lauren Collette, Maggie McDonald, and Maddie Berard worked so hard at both ends of the field!
All of the coaches have been so impressed with the team's effort and how they are moving the ball around the field, creating opportunities in front of the opponent's goal, aggressively defending against their opponents, connecting passes, and seeing all of the opportunities that the game presents. We are already looking forward to next week's game against East Bay!
Girls 7/8 DII
Game summary 1
On Wednesday CYLAX G7/8 D2 took on North Kingstown at Tucker Field. After an initial strong defensive start for CYLAX, North Kingstown was able to finally find the CYLAX net. CYLAX’s Dylan Stenovitch was able to cut through North Kingstown’s defense to respond with a goal of her own. At halftime the score was CYLAX 1, NK 2. After halftime, the CYLAX team was unable to get pressure going offensively and had to rely on their defense lead by Aviva Olitsky (8 saves) in goal to keep them in the game. Despite a few more scoring opportunities, CYLAX was held scoreless in the second half. The final score was CYLAX 1, NK 6.
Game summary 2
On Saturday CYLAX G7/8 D2 traveled to Warwick to take on WPAL. WPAL got on the board early but CYLAX was able to respond with a goal by Cheyenne Sartini. Andrea Urizar was also able to score prior to halftime. After halftime, despite being down 6-2, CYLAX constantly pressured the Warwick defense. Sophie Sullivan scored 2 goals right at the Warwick goalie’s doorstep and Cassidy Condon added one of her own. The final score ended up with CYLAX 5, Warwick 13. CYLAX made more shots on goal than the rest of their season to date and had more possession time than any other game so far. This shows how much hard work and spirit they’ve put into this season so far.
Boys 1/2 White
It was another great week for the Cylax boys winning the game 8-2 in week 4..We had strong play from Cam Landry,Evan Chamberlain and Mikey Connors. Mark Vendetti,Jaxon Iannuccilli and Jaxon Martins scored their first goals of the season.Austin Guptil chipped in with his 5th of the season and Bradley Beausoleil put up 4 more to add to his team lead of 10 goals on the year. The Cylax Boys 1/2 white team is now 4-0 on the season.They will be facing North Kingstown next week at home to try and keep their winning streak alive.
Boys 1/2 Blue
Cumberland Boys ½ Blue lost a tough one to South County 3 – 2. On a beautiful Saturday Morning at Diamond Hill the boys played stellar defense and are improving every week. In the first half the boys did a great job with ground balls and ball control. Carlos DaSilva and Crosby Hebert played great defense and had some good checks against a fast South County team.
In the second half Cumberland stepped up scoring two goals. After making a great catch from Jacob Groleau, Clifford Burns scored his first goal of the season. Clifford made a great catch then dodged a few defenders and found the back of the net. Ian Smith had a great game with many ground balls and moving the ball down the field. Maclen Goldberg and John Grieve also tallied many ground balls and advanced the ball into the offense zone many times. Cumberland’s second goal was scored by Jackson Titus who had his first goal of the season as well. Jackson got the pass from PJ Mercier and ripped a shot between two defenders and found the back of the net. The boys are getting better every week and we look forward to trying to get back in the win column next week.
Boys 3/4 Blue
Cumberland 3/4 Blue 7
East Bay 3/4 Gold 7
Cumberland 3/4 Blue had another great game on Saturday. This one was a closely contested game. No team led by more than 2 at any point in the game. Both teams left it all out on the field. The game was back and forth all 4 quarters. East Bay was able to tie with only a few seconds remaining on the clock. Cumberland again got great play between the pipes by Lucus Haran and his defense played strong again. This weekend the d was anchored by Owen Wenus, Jackon Skurka, Riley Croteau (1 Assist) and Arron Hurder. The East Bay defense was strong keeping our Attack scoreless but that did not hold Ben Wait, Bryce Clary and Tyson Gingras from having strong games. The Midfield led the way on offense with Owen Biggs (3 goals), Mason Black (2 Assists), Ben Ambrose (2 Goals), Ryan Poloski (2 Goals). Leland Picard was dominant at the face-off X again this weekend and Ben Coburn had a strong game up and down the field. This was a tough game and Cumberland Blue is improving weekly and looking forward to next weekend's game with NRI.
Boys 3/4 Black
The CYLAX 3/4 Black boys faced another tough opponent against the East Bay Blue team and unfortunately fell late in the game with a final score of 8-4. The boys gave up two quick goals to start 0-2, but quickly stormed back with Josh Landry taking control of the game as center-mid and scoring, quickly followed by Chase Fiore muscling his way down the field to score top right corner to tie the game 2-2. Throughout the first 3 quarters, Liam Goulding played excellent in net, keeping the game close with numerous point-blank saves. Next up, with the help of excellent field awareness and spacing by Aiden Smith, Josh Landry was able to tack on a second goal. Throughout the second half, exceptional offensive play by Jacob Treveloni, and solid defensive play from Henry Pyne and Cole Carroll, the team was able to maintain possession a majority of the time. On attack, John Owen won multiple 1x1 battles keeping the ball on our offensive end, which led to Chase Soullier being able to find the back of the net after a great run to goal. In the end, a couple of unlucky bounces and quick transitions by East Bay flipped the score in their favor. Coaches are incredibly happy with team play and progress the team is making each and every Saturday.
Boys 3/4 White
With the sun shining and temperatures rising, the CYLAX 3/4 White team faced a tough opponent in Coventry this past weekend. CYLAX wasted no time getting on the board with Tommy Herring taking the opening faceoff and Kairen Vasconcelos(1G1A) finding the back of the net with a great rebound of a deflected shot. Coventry answered right back with two quick goals of their own to go up 2-1. The game was back and forth all morning. Great ball movement on offense by Pierce Fernandes(1A) John Roach(1A) and Sebastian Iannuccilli(1A) helped the offense maintain possession and keep the score close going into the half down by 1 with a score of 6-5. Going into the half missing a few players to sub the boys were getting tired but their hustle never waned. At halftime the coaches challenged the defense to make stops or they weren’t going to win the game. The offense was also challenged to move the ball and go on a run. Both units responded big time. The defense allowed only one more goal while the offense went on a tear led by Casey Campanelli(3G,1A) and Mason Mieczynski(5G,1A). Dominant Midfield play from Tommy Herring(1G,1A) Jameson LHeureux(2A) and Zachary Force(1A) was the difference in the game. Their clearing ability and ability to cause turnovers was key to the win. Defensively Jackson Silva was all over the field wreaking havoc with Myer Fink. Brady Nolet, Josh Ptasek and Davin Cummings each had multiple turnovers at key moments that diminished any hopes of a comeback from Coventry. Final Score CYLAX 10 Coventry 7
This past Saturday, May 15 for the second week straight the boys from Cumberland CYLAX 5/6 we’re playing in Middletown Rhode Island against the IYL 5/6 Boys. Unfortunately our Cumberland boys came up just a little short with a score of 7 to 5. It was a great game all around offensively and defensively and Cumberland put up a great fight and great effort from everybody on the team. Goals by Cumberland were from Jacob Kennedy Who scored two times also with two goals Julian Herrera and Wesley number 26 with a goal. Another great outing by our goalie Shane Mugovan Who had a dozen saves behind the pipes. We look forward to this coming Saturday, May 22 at 8 AM playing the NRI5/6 boys in Johnston Rhode Island .Thanks to Coach David Roderick and Coach Scott Snyder For their great on field coaching.
CYLAX 7/8 DII Boys vs SCYL _ W 4-1
Cumberland Boys 7/8 DII team improved to 3-1 on the season, winning 4-1 over SCYL.
CYLAX opened up the first quarter 3-0, with goals by (20) Colin Peterson assist from (3) Ben Goodrich, (40) Bailey Scales and (37) Patrick Ocampo both goals assisted by (12) Blake Huard. (37) Patrick Ocampo finished out the scoring in the 2nd quarter with an assist from (22) Aidan Quinn. CYLAX attack and middies kept the pressure on SCYL through the entire game, with shots on goal coming from (95) Declan Moran, (41) Jayden Parkes, (8) John Caggiano, (21) Mason Cournoyer, (22) Aidan Quinn, (7) Sean Taylor, (10) Brady Di’Robbio, and (18) Nicholas Passanante. Defense was equally impressive with (51) Ryan Snodgrass intercepting the ball, (9) Grant Vennemeyer, (61) Sam Medici, (45) Ayden Hernandez, and (11) Richard Volpe forcing the ball onto the SCLX side of the field. Starting the game in net, goalie (7) Sean Taylor held SCYL scoreless in the first half of play with 2 saves. Finishing the game in goal and making his goalie debut (40) Bailey Scales recording 3 saves. The boys are looking to this coming Saturday where we play strong WEST team at home.