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2012 State Tournament 2012

Lincolnshire, IL

May 19, 2012

 

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BOYS STATE SEMIFINALS

Play-By-Play

LYONS vs SANDBURG

LYONS

Lineups

01-Chris Sekula

1A-Jack Linden

02-Sean McMahon

03-Joe Shannon

04-James Bailey

05-Chris Withington

06-Danny McGuinness

07-Josh Hirt

08-Michael Dow

09-Danny Mohler

10-Kovas Zygas

11-Rob Williams

12-Peter Perez-Tomayo

14-Nathan Kriha

15-Jack Patel

16-Tommy Kaptur

17-Matt Baldassare

18-George Duffy

19-Adam Kline

20-Peter Dore

SANDBURG

Lineups

01-Mike Malecki

1A-Dakota Legge

02-Lucas Krull

03-Tomas Serrano

04-Nick Lathrop

05-Alex Grant

06-Zach Roper

08-Austin Corridino

10-Matt Veldman

11-Paul Fitzpatrick

13-Kevin Tunney

14-Matt Malecki

15-Anthony Bonnar

16-Stephen Zieler

17-Stan Grotkiewicz

19-Mike O'Malley


 

PREGAME

Game begins at 9:00am

Welcome to live coverage of the state tournament's semifinal games.

The teams are in the water for warmups now...and now lining up for player introductions.

 

STARTERS

Lyons: Chris Sekula (GK), Sean McMahon, Joe Shannon, Danny McGuinness, Josh Hirt, Kovas Zygas, Peter Dore

Sandburg: Mike Malecki (GK), Lucas Krull, Matt Veldman, Kevin Tunney, Anthony Bonnar, Stephen Zieler, Mike O'Malley

 

PLAY-BY-PLAY

QUARTER 1

Lyons starts with and Shannon gets off a quick shot but Malecki knocks it down

Sandburg turns it over on the other end

Bonnar scores from outside 5m to give Sandburg the early 1-0 lead

Zygas wastes no time with a response from 2m to tie the game

Sekula makes a save on one end and McMahon connects from 7m to put Lyons on top 2-1

Both teams make stops on the next two possessions

Errant pass from LT into set gives the ball back to Sandburg

Outside shot from Bonnar is knocked down by Sekula; LT turns it over right away

Sekula denies Zieler's shot from the left side

Strong 7m shot from Hirt goes through Malecki and Lyons leads 3-1

Bonnar scores his second from outside to slice the lead down to 3-2

Sekula makes sure Bonnar can't score his third goal, but an offensive foul gives the ball right back to the Eagles

Sandburg can't get the ball inside 7m so they settle for an off-target outside shot

The Lions try to work the ball into Shannon but three defenders converge to block his attempted move

Malecki makes a save on Sekula's last second shot at the end of the period

LYONS 3 SANDBURG 2

 

QUARTER 2

LT's first possession results in a penalty shot that Zygas converts; 4-2 Lyons

Sandburg turns it over; Malecki makes a save on a 4m shot

Sekula does the same on the other end and starts the counterattack

Zygas loses possession at 2m but intercepts a pass intended for Malecki and scores an unassisted goal

Zygas adds a penalty shot to give Lyons a 6-2 advantage

Lyons is rampant now as Shannon scores a counterattack goal

Sandburg timeout

Neither team can score on their next two possessions, with Hirt coming the closest with a lob that nicks the crossbar

Bonnar nets his third goal from the right side to stop the bleeding for Sandburg

The Eagles get a stop and their first 6-on-5 advantage and Zieler makes them pay with a goal from the left

LT tries to get Shannon a look at 2m but the pass is taken away by Malecki

Tunney scores on the other end from 4m out; Sandburg is back in it down 7-5 with two minutes until halftime

Sekula makes a save on Sandburg's next 6-on-5 chance to keep LT ahead by two

Zygas ends Sandburg's run with a goal from 2m to give Lyons an 8-5 lead

Veldman responds with a goal immediately and it's 8-6!

Malecki makes a save, Sandburg turns it over, and Dore's shot sails over the goal as we reach halftime

LYONS 8 SANDBURG 6

 

QUARTER 3

Sandburg's first chance is a lob attempt that just misses

The Eagles make a stop on the other end

Sekula comes out of the cage to prevent a scoring chance

The Lions earn an ejection but fail convert with their shot attempt

Zieler scores his second from the left side to trim the lead to one goal

Sandburg gets it back, Lyons with a stop

Lyons timeout

Immediate 6-on-5 chance for Lyons that Shannon converts to make the score 9-7

Bonnar hits the post twice in two straight possessions for the Eagles

Add another goal for Shannon who has come alive here in the second half

The teams trade possessions without a scoring chance, then Sandburg just misses with an outside shot

Veldman elevates and slams home a shot from 4m to make it 10-8

Time expires at the end of the third period with Lyons ahead by two goals

LYONS 10 SANDBURG 8

 

QUARTER 4

Sandburg wins the swim-off to start the period but they miss with their ensuing shot attempt

Lyons turnover; Sekula makes a save on a 7m attempt by Sandburg

Another Sandburg stop; the Eagles try to set to Veldman at 2m but a double-team prevents a scoring chance

McMahon scores from close-range on the other end and Lyons takes an 11-8 lead

Sandburg timeout

Again the Eagles try to set but McGuinness makes his second straight steal

Penalty to Lyons! Zygas skips his shot into the right corner and it's 12-8

The teams trade turnovers as we hit the midway point of the fourth quarter

Backhand attempt by Shannon is knocked down by Malecki

Scramble at 2m in front of the Sandburg goal results in a turnover by Lyons

Sekula denies Veldman's 5m attempt

The Lions run the shot clock down and dump the ball as we go under the three minute mark

Veldman turns his defender at 2m and scores to cut the lead to 12-9

Tunney scores on Sandburg's next possession and the lead is 12-10!

Sandburg with a stop, they draw a kickout, but Bonnar's shot goes over the goal

Lyons timeout

The Lions will try and work the clock but they turn it over within ten seconds

Sandburg timeout

The Eagles work the ball into the right corner, but terrific team defense by LT denies any shots on goal

Lyons can run the clock almost all the way down now

Sandburg with one last chance...

...somehow Tunney's shot gets through Sekula from the right side to make it 12-11!

But time runs out and Lyons escapes with the 12-11 win

LYONS 12 SANDBURG 11

 

SCORING

Lyons - Zygas 6, Shannon 3, McMahon 2, Hirt

Sandburg - Bonnar 3, Tunney 3, Veldman 3, Zieler 2


STATE TOURNAMENT PLAY-BY-PLAY

 

QUARTERFINALS  -  FREMD vs SANDBURG | LYONS vs NAPERVILLE NORTH | LATIN vs LOYOLA | LOCKPORT vs STEVENSON

SEMIFINALS  -  LYONS vs SANDBURG | LOCKPORT vs LOYOLA

 

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