On Thursday night, B’ville was supposed to get a bigger challenge at Rome Free Academy, whose 7-2 start included a real scare put into Liverpool (an 11-8 defeat) the week before.
But the Bees were sensational here, pulling away and ripping the Black Knights 13-4. Steadily, B’ville gained a 5-2 lead by halftime, but made its big move in the third quarter, outscoring RFA 6-1 to decide matters.
Delia again was generous, amassing six assists, his passes often going to Colligan, who led B’ville with four goals. Bertrand and Matt Zandri each scored twice, while Delia, Petrelli, Evans, Colin Gooley and Nate Rutkowski got single goals. Paprocki added two assists.
Just as impressive was the Bees’ defense. Collin Twombly, Scott Kirchner, John Walker and company stayed aggressive, causing all kinds of RFA mistakes, and Ferrigan again stood out, recording 16 saves.
B’ville would visit Oswego Tuesday night before returning home Thursday to face Corcoran in advance of Monday’s match with defending state Class C champion Cazenovia.