Faso reaches milestone in CASH win over HEWS
History was made in Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home’s (CASH) 6-1 win over Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca (HEWS) Wednesday afternoon at the Northtown Center in Amherst. Senior Emma Faso’s first period goal tied her for fourth on the all-time scoring list with Emily King (KenGI) with 117 points. King played her last game in 2016.
Faso, a senior at Clarence High School would add three more assists before the night was done, claiming the 4th spot all too herself.
“I couldn’t have done this without the help of my teammates,” Faso said after the game. “I’ve been lucky to play with some of the best players and hopefully I can add to this.”
Charleigh Rondeau scored two goals, assisted on another and played a very strong game throughout.
Kylie Paige stopped 29 shots for her first win. Allison Greene scored a goal and an assist while Lilli Adimey and Emma Guzdek each had a goal.
It was a total team effort for CASH who successfully killed off a two-man advantage in the second period and went 2-for-2 with the man advantage.
“We scored a quick one early which helped,” head coach Nicola Adimey said. “After that we were a bit sluggish. It was tough to watch some of the play. We weren’t as sharp or able to control the puck as well as I would have liked to see but they played hard all game. I liked the effort.”
With the win CASH improves to 1-1-0 and are tied for third place in league standings.
Despite allowing six goals, Lauren Brown (Eden) was sensational between the pipes for HEWS. She faced 51 shots on goal. The score was not necessarily indicative of the way HEWS played or the effort they gave.
“I saw some really nice things today,” head coach Tom Ferro said after the loss. “There are other things we need to continue to build on but I liked our effort, we are taking small victories and improving.”
Ferro was particularly happy with the play of his goaltender. “Lauren Brown is a very good goaltender. She takes on a lot and has been very good. Our team is built from the goalie out.”
Olivia Wade scored the lone HEWS goal late in the 3rd period. “Our team works hard and they don’t give up. We want to be known as a team that is tough to play against. We don’t want other teams thinking they are going to skate all over us,” Ferro said.
CASH is back in action today at 4:30pm against Monsignor Martin at the North Buffalo rink while HEWS will take on Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park on Friday in West Seneca.
Faso now has 120 points overall (66 goals, 54 assists). She is 16 points away from catching Olivia Smith (136).
Brooke Becker (FLOP) is 24 points away from reaching the 100-point plateau.