We're live at St. John Fisher's Grownley Stadium for the first of three Far West Regional boys lacrosse games.
We're not going to go live and interactive until the Class A game between Orchard Park and Webster Thomas, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Depending on how things go we'll go interactive for the Class B game as well -- that one has Hamburg taking on Canandaigua.
For the Class C game, we'll just provide updates here as superpower Penn Yan is likely headed for a rout of Silver Creek. Section VI has never won -- or been even competitive -- in the Class C regional, now in its 10th year.
A reminder that all of these games are being broadcast live by Time Warner Cable SportsNet in both the Buffalo and Rochester markets.
3:42 p.m. Penn Yan is off to its usual start against Section VI teams with a 4-0 lead before the game is four minutes old (3:57 in).
I'd tell you who scored, but there are NO PROGRAMS available here. Ridiculous. Not just for reporter goofballs like me who are trying to publicize the players, but for the fans watching the game and even the moms and dads who'd like a keepsake of the big game.
3:52 p.m. Silver Creek, despite just its 10-player lineup, is hanging in there as well as a Section VI team has in the history of this Class C regional. Penn Yan's lead is 5-2 with 2:53 left. Silver Creek's last goal promped a very expected Penn Yan timeout. I'm pretty sure this is the most goals a Section VI team has had in the first quarter of a Far West Regional. There were some years that Gowanda came into the game just hoping to score a goal.
3:58 p.m. At the end of the first quarter, Penn Yan leads Silver Creek, 5-2.
4:02 p.m. Penn Yan has scored twice within 36 seconds of game action and has taken a 7-2 lead with 8:52 left in the second quarter, which prompted a Silver Creek timeout.
4:27 p.m. We are at HALFTIME and Penn Yan leads, 12-5.
4:31 p.m. We're back under way with second half action, and Penn Yan scores 28 seconds in to take a 13-5 lead.
Just catching up after doing some wide-ranging Web work ... Silver Creek fell behind, 11-3, but then got back-to-back goals by Zach Williams 10 seconds apart. Williams scored on a laser shot from the left side on an assist from Zed Williams before scoring an unassisted goal soon after the ensuing faceoff.
4:41 p.m. Penn Yan's lead is double-digits for the first time at 15-5 after a goal with 3:56 left in the third quarter. I'm pretty certain this is the latest a Section VI team has hung in there in the C regional. Silver Creek is obviously overmatched, but they've gotten more good play from goalie Roland Jimerson and they have shown some explosiveness offensively. They've also done a good job holding the ball on offense, as they should with a no-sub lineup.
4:45 p.m. Penn Yan's lead is 16-5 with 1:14 left. Another small victory for Silver Creek is they haven't had the game go into mercy rule territory yet -- if a team has a lead of 12 or more in the second half, a running clock is imposed.
4:47 p.m. At the end of the third quarter, Penn Yan leads Silver Creek, 16-5.
5:04 p.m. We have a FINAL SCORE: Penn Yan 17, Silver Creek 6. If you're looking for positives, this is the first Class C regional game in which the mercy rule was not enacted. Interview time. Back with the Orchard Park game in a separate post.
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