Not only did Fayetteville-Manlius respond to the loss to Victor, but they earned revenge from a early season defeat with a 15-6 victory over West Genesee.
In the loss on April 13, the Hornets (8-3, 5-1) weren’t on their game, however, they didn’t allow West Genesee to hit replay. They did what they needed to do from the start in this game and made sure they played one of their best game of the year.
Infractions took over when F-M visited West Genesee. The Hornets committed five infractions that night and suffered the frustrating loss, but this game saw them use the motivation that they had and show the world what they are capable of.
They were clicking on all cylinders in this game and opened some eyes, which began early on, when they began to bring the conversation in the huddle onto the field.
That began to take shape on the defensive end, where they held West Genesee to just six goals, something that only one other team has done this season. Cazenovia was the only other team to hold them to six goals and they did that on April 4th.
F-M had seven takeaways as a team, compared to two turnovers. Senior Brett Barlow and sophomore Sam Stratton led the defense and had two takeaways apiece, allowing their team to get out and have fastbreak opportunities.
And then, offensively, they took some things that they learned from previous games and implemented them into the gameplan.
The Hornets had five assists, but, that doesn’t represent how they moved the ball. They shared the ball and, in the end,they had six players find the back of the net.
Donovan Welsh had a monster game that watched him display all of his talents. He scored seven total goals, including some eye-opening ones. Welsh also had a pair of assists.
Mac Fish had two assists as well. He found the back of the net a couple of times and had two goals. Luke Burnam was another Hornet who scored twice.
Goals also came the way of Nick Papa, James Rettinger, and Luke Hamel, supporting F-M enough to allow them to get a victory over West Genesee.