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WT Dwyer Pulls Away in Fourth for 15-8 Win Over Palm Beach Central

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
  Not a bad night. Perfect weather, two teams that know each other well, two long-time coaches down here who know what they are doing and some really nice players that the greater lacrosse community does not read about enough.  I’ve written about PBC’s Austin Cavallo before, he can play for any program in the state.  Dwyer’s star LSM last season Danny Pagano, has played in all five games this year at Air Force and Evan Quattlebaum is filling in nicely for him.  PBC’s Danny Broderick and Zach Sunderlin know how to play with the long pole too.  Dwyer’s Sean Haymes, Stone Flanery and Perston Bireman combined for 9 goals while Cavallo was able to muster 5 for PBC. This was a game that went back and forth until midway through the fourth quarter, when Dwyer went on a 6-goal run to break open a 9-7 game and cruise to a 15-8 win at the PBC home field.  
  The Dwyer offense got progressively more efficient as the game went on and PBC’s thin midfield eventually worn down, giving up a number of looks from the middle as the slides were not able to get into place.  Both goalies played well and gave their team a chance to win.  But when you look at the numbers in the second half you see . . . Dwyer 22 shots attempted / 17 on goal and 11 goals versus PBC’s 16/10/6.  There’s your margin right there.  Also PBC’s turnovers were constant over the halves, while Dwyer had 10 less over the game.  Many of PBC’s came because their players weren’t strong on their sticks, something that can be cleaned up by concentrating on it. It really was a good game to watch and I was pleased to see about 100 in attendance . . . and I hope that many of them will keep coming back!  
  Haymes opened the scoring for Dwyer at 8:29 unassisted as he curled out from left behind and he was able to wrap around PBC goalie Tyler Rosenbaum with the right hand shot.  Dwyer made it 2-0 at 6:34 as they took advantage of a quick restart with PBC not having their full defense on the field, as Matthew Poirier found Flanery on the left wing for the step down to the low left side.  Cavallo got one back for PBC 28 seconds later unassisted as he dodged and re-dodged from the right wing, face dodging the middle and hitting the low left corner for 2-1.  Dwyer made it 3-1 at 4:15 as Haymes was able to convert from in front of the net with the right hand low left and that’s how the first period ended. Cavallo again cut the lead to one at 5:51 of the second as he again dashed in from the right wing to the middle, beating two defenders and again finishing to the low left but 51 seconds later Dwyer’s Jack DePhillipo dodged from the right wing to the middle and his left hand hit the low left corner to make it 4-2 at the half.  
  The offensive pace picked up in the third.  Dwyer stretched the lead to 5-2 at 10:09 as Haymes finished from in front.  17 seconds later PBC made it 5-3 as Chris Conley scooped up a loose ball in the box off the faceoff, split the defense to the right alley and he fired a right hand shot low.  Cavallo cut the lead to one at 6:59, replicating his dodge to the middle from the right wing for 5-4.  Dwyer then ran off three straight within 1:13 to make it 8-4.  First, Flanery at 3:54, as he went across the top from left wing to right alley and 14 seconds later Quattlebaum won the faceoff battle in the middle and his long shot went low and at 2:41 it was Trenton Cirullo finishing off the fast break, taking the Thomas Dean feed on the left crease for the high putaway.  Cavallo got one back at 1:39 as Broderick caused the turnover near midfield and he found Cavallo on the right wing for the left hand rocket to the top right corner for 8-5 entering the fourth.  
  58 seconds into the fourth Flanery made it 9-5 as he dodged from up top down the middle and finishing low.  PBC fought back with two goals to make it 9-7.  First, Kyle Johnson went 3/4 of the field to the right alley, beating Sean Thompson low and then at 7:05, on EMO, Jackson Smith found Anthony Ierulli in the middle of the defense for the turnaround shot, setting up the final 6 minutes, as that was as close as PBC got.  Between 5:07 and 1:31 Dwyer ran off 6 goals, with Dean getting the first two, Ryan Kerr from Biernman, Bierman from Haymes, Haymes from Bierman and Bierman unassisted to make it 15-7 before Cavallo from Sunderlin closed it out for PBC to make the final 15-8. A tough win for PBC to finish the game after the close first 42 minutes. Dwyer is back in action on Thursday, traveling to #5 Jupiter for a tough district matchup and PBC is back in action on Friday, hosting #4 Oxbridge in a tough district game for them.   Team Statistics   Faceoffs:  PBC  14-13 Shots:  Dwyer  33-27 Shots on Goal:  Dwyer  23-15 Turnovers:  PBC  29-19 Penalties:  Dwyer  3-2   Individual Statistics   Dwyer Sean Haymes  4G/1A Stone Flanery  3G Preston Bierman  2G/2A Thomas Dean  2G/1A Evan Quattelbaum, Jack DePhillipo, Trenton Cirullo and Ryan Kerr with 1G each Matthew Poirier  1A Sean Thompson with 7 saves   PBC Austin Cavallo  5G Chris Conley, Kyle Johnson and Anthony Ierulli with 1G each Danny Broderick, Jackson Smith and Zach Sunderlin with 1A each Tyler Rosenbaum with 8 saves   Thanks to Coach Allen and Coach Dean for talking to me after the game