Thursday, May 4, 2017
Powers Catholic High School
Bay City Western High School
The Powers Catholic Men’s Varsity team traveled up north Thursday evening to take on Bay City Western in a important SVL matchup. Powers Catholic prevailed through the cold, wind & rain with a 11-1 victory. It was a good win for PCAT coming off a disappointing performance the game before at Atwood. The victory gives Powers a 4-1 record in the SVL.
Quinn Stokes played solid in net and was relieved by Adam Cantley at halftime.
The Chargers peppered the Bay City Westerns Goalie with 50 shots. Sophomore Miles Cramer continued his strong season leading Powers with 4 goals. Josh Warda, Zack Talovich & Grant Morrison each put 2 in the net and Freshman Fidel Carino added 1 goal along with 6 Ground Balls. Ben Affrica dished 2 assists and chased down 8 Ground Balls on the offensive end. Josh Warda also had 2 assists and 3 Ground Balls from the wing.
Colton Kidd along with Carino controlled 50% of the faceoffs giving Powers valuable possessions.
The Defense continually shut down BCWs offensive attack. Kelson Connors had a big game with 9 Ground Balls & 6 Forced Turnovers. Fellow Junior Hunter Skarzynski played solid causing 4 turnovers and gathering 4 ground balls. LSM’s Connor Wilkie had 3 Ground Balls and Alex Harris forced 2 turnovers. Talovich also caused 2 turnovers. Powers had 43 Ground Balls in total against BCW.
” We took care of business tonight” said Powers Head Coach Matt Gregson. ” We need to take care of the games we should win and compete and improve in our non conference matchups” added Gregson.
Powers travels to Birmingham Monday Evening to take on 6th ranked in the state Brother Rice Orange. Wednesday PCAT faces a strong U of D Jesuit HS in a Catholic League Tournament game. They cap off the week Friday in Grand Blanc to take on the rival Bobcats in the annual Suicide Awareness “Lax for Luke” game.