BRONXVILLE – Jamison Embury is growing up fast.
The sophomore attackman needs to be the mover and shaker that keeps Yorktown in gear offensively. It’s a heady position to be in. There were some growing pains in the opening weeks.
Embury continued to make progress on Thursday, helping the Huskers post a 9-5 win over Bronxville.
“I think we did take a step forward,” he said after setting up four goals. “This was a good game for our confidence. We just have to keep moving the ball. We showed that we can score.”
After being throttled by a nationally ranked Darien team, Yorktown went back to work this week.
“We all worked hard,” said junior attackman Justin Cavallo, who had three goals and one assist. “Monday was a rough day. Tuesday was a rough day. Wednesday was a little easier. We had to get back on track.”
Nobody was standing and watching.
Every goal Yorktown scored was assisted, so the ball was moving. Dom Cioffi scored twice before halftime as Yorktown opened with a 5-0 run.
“They are who everybody else wants to be,” Broncos coach Tim Horgan said. “We’ve had a little taste of the success they’ve had over the last 30 years in the last five years, but by no means does that make us Yorktown. … They don’t spot good teams five goals and expect to climb back from that. I think we were a little tentative.”
Bronxville is enduring some growing pains, too.
Alston Terry and Zack Tucker did bring the Broncos within 5-2 in the opening minutes of the second half, but Embury found Steven Veteri setting up on the crease for a layup to end the run with 3:47 to go in the third.
Players of the game: Tyler Makar, Brett Makar and Jose Boyer kept Bronxville’s primary scoring threats bottled up for the entire first half, and never let Ara Atayan, Jerry Frost and Alston Tarry steal the momentum back after halftime.
Turning point: The Broncos were a little more aggressive in the second half and got within 6-3 when Atayan turned and scored with 1:04 to go in the third. Bronxville came back out in the fourth quarter and won the faceoff, but Liam Donnelly made a timely stop, Brett Makar picked up the ground ball on the run and found Shane Dahlke at the other end. The freshman hit Cavallo for a punch-in-the-stomach goal.
Stat line: Kyle Casey added one goal and two assists for Yorktown. … Broncos midfielder Ralph Chrappa won 10 of 16 faceoffs. … Hunter Embury and Dahlke each had one goal and one assist for the Huskers.
Quotable: “We knew Jamison would be good there,” Cavallo said. “He just needed a little experience. Now he’s feeling it, so we’re good.”