Cyrus Scott with 3 Saves
Joe Lang on a feed from Moore Harris for the SI goal
8:07 left in the 2nd quarter SI 1 Chaminade 3
Chaminade scores two quick ones off the FO
Still in Q2 Flyers pick up a loose ball and go for an unassisted goal. 4-1 Flyers
Flyers on EMO with Si in the Box for 2 minutes
SI time out with 1:52 left in the second quarter. Cyrus Scott great in the cage. Score still 4-1 Flyers.
SI facing a VERY stout defense – 13 unforced errors so far for the Wildcats.
Half Time: Score still Chaminade 4 SI 1
Observers say Cyrus Scott keeping SI in the game. Has at least 13 saves in the first half. SI playing lots of D. O needs to possess to give D a rest.
Start of Q3 David Fleming scores for SI Cham 4 SI 2. Seventeen minute scoring drought for the 'Cats has ended!
Flyers answer with a fast break goal. 5-2 Chaminade with 9 minutes to go in the 3rd.
Cyrus Scott keeping SI in the game. Two successive saves on the doorstep!
SI scores again on a rip by Matt Emery! Now 5-3 Chaminade.
David Fleming with his second goal! Now 5-4 Chaminade. 1:25 left in the 3rd.
Cyrus Scott with another BIG save to end the quarter. He's standing on his head! Chaminade 5 SI 4. Go 'Cats!
End of Q3: Chaminade 5 SI 4!
Q4 SI on defense:
Time out with 3:09 left in the game. Still Chaminade 5 SI 4.
SI in their huddle.
Now 31 seconds left. SI with the ball....
5 seconds left. Chaminade with the time out.
Final score Chaminade 5 SI 4.
Box score from Long Island's Newsday:
Things to note in the Box Score: 1) Cyrus Scott with 16 saves, 2) the Flyers' Ryan Lukacovic was involved in 4 out of the Flyers 5 goals (3G,1A), 3) David Fleming stepped up, big-time, and 4) St. Ignatius had a respectable 50% of its goals assisted, while Chaminade had 80% of its goals come on assists.*
* I have long believed that teams with high assist percentages win more often than those teams who don't. It has been an assertion of mine, with no proof. Recently, statisticians started mathematically modeling the components of success in lacrosse contests. Their work shows that the assist is the single most significant event in lacrosse games. More important than CTOs, more important than goals, more important than saves, and more important than ground balls. I believe the assist is the purposeful manifestation of a set of seemingly chaotic acts, i.e. off-ball movement, dodge-draw-dump, skip passes, give and goes, picks, screens, etc. All those activities seek, however imperfectly, to get a player into open, threatening space near the goal. That is, the assist is the result of continuous hard work by everyone on the offense. That motion, those activities, those coordinations without the ball, are the gist of getting a man freed up into threatening space. The assist is merely the natural last act in a long chain of actions. But it is a crucial last act!
I AM SO PROUD OF THE GUYS. They lose by one on the home field of the #2 team in the nation after traveling 3,000 miles to New York, jet-lagged, sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings, and all the other anomalies that impose a slight drain on players.
Great game by two fine teams. If Chaminade were to fly to SF, good as they are, I continue to believe the 'Cats win by two.