Exeter 8  Holderness 4
Exeter, NH, Wednesday, May 24th - Exeter defeated an always tough Holderness team by the score of 8-4. Exeter played one of their best and most complete games of the season from start to finish. The Holderness defense has been stingy all year while playing in front of an All-American goalie, but Exeter stayed patient, moved the ball well, and had some excellent looks at the cage all game. Scott Mackenzie scored early in the 1st quarter and Michael Scalise made it 2-0 just a couple of minutes later. The Exeter defense led by game ball winner Andrew Farrissey would not let Holderness feel comfortable at the offensive end. Andrew not only played great man-to-man defense, but he was always in position to help out, and he had his best clearing day of the season. A tough riding attack led to numerous turnovers and great ball control for Exeter. In addition, Mike Kelly was just dominating on faceoffs. When Holderness settled it into their offensive zone, Andrew, Colin Murphy, Brett Hughes, Evan Crosby, Kevin Crane, and the short stick defenders played swarming and aggressive defense. After George Negroponte made it 3-0 early in the 2nd quarter off of a Chris Duffy feed, the game became a little sloppy and unsettled. It was off one of these unsettled situations that Holderness scored their 1st goal with just under three minutes until halftime. Exeter came out strong in the 3rd quarter and scored three unanswered goals. Stephen Moulton and Chris Duffy both went unassisted, and Chris Silberman cashed in on a MacKenzie assist. When Chris Silberman scored his 2nd goal of the game early in the 4th quarter to make it a 7-1 margin, all starters were removed. Holderness kept battling and helped by five 4th quarter Exeter penalties managed to score three 4th quarter goals. Alec Shand and Yuri Larrabee played very well in the goal, and did some of their best work this season on clearing. It was a satisfying and complete victory.

Team

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th quarter

Game Total

Exeter

2
1
3
2
8

Holderness

0
1
0
3
4

Game Ball Winners - Andrew Farrissey

Game Scoring - Goals - Negroponte (2), Silberman (2), Scalise, MacKenzie, Duffy, Moulton

                           Assists - MacKenzie (2), Duffy, Duprey, Clayton

Faceoffs Won/Faceoffs Attempted - Kelly 10/16

Saves/Shots on Goal - Shand 3/4, Larrabee 3/6