League: Boys Varsity

Boys Varsity

St. Stephen’s Falcons vs. Riverview Rams

The Riverview Rams (5-7, 1-1) hosted the St. Stephen’s Falcons (9-1) at the Ram Bowl on Tuesday night for a non-district matchup. St. Stephen’s jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead on scores from 5 different Falcons in the 1st quarter, and soared to a 15-4 victory over the Rams. The Falcons senior Matt Vara scored 4 goals, with his last goal enabling him to reach 200 career goals for St. Stephen’s. Freshmen Joseph Dodge also added 4 goals for the Falcons. Billy Snyder. Toby West, Charlie Flint and Nikolai Soendker each had a goal for Riverview. Senior Riverview goaltender Will Leffler had 11 saves. Juniors Ty Nutter and Brian O’Sullivan had 7 groundballs and 5 groundballs, respectively.


Venice Indians vs. Riverview Rams (SENIOR NIGHT)🎓

The Riverview Rams (5-6, 1-1) Varsity Boys faced the Venice Indians (2-6, 0-1) in a District matchup at the Ram Bowl on Friday night. Prior to the game, we honored our eight Seniors:
Will Leffler, Lucien Minford, Billy Snyder, Solano Benitez, Tyler Weston, John Cox, Brett Koch and Logan Chappell.

Venice jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter, on goals by John Piroli and Colby Francolini. In the second quarter, Riverview tied it up, on goals by senior Billy Snyder and sophomore Jack Yochim. With 4:06 left in the 3rd quarter, junior Zach Westover scored the go-ahead goal for the Rams, and Riverview was able to extend the lead, and secure the 7-4 victory. Yochim and Snyder each had 2 goals for the Rams. Senior Will Lefler finished the game stopping 15 of the 22 shots he faced (68%) in goal.

Defensively, junior Ty Nutter had a career night, with 8 groundballs and 5 takeaways. His first game back since suffering an injury back on February 21, senior Solano Benitez played well, by going 4-for-7 on faceoffs, snagging 5 groundballs, 1 takeaway, and scoring a goal for Riverview.


Out-of-Door Academy Thunder vs. Riverview Rams

The Riverview Rams (4-6, 0-1) hosted the Out-of-Door Academy Thunder (6-2) at the Ram Bowl on Tuesday evening. The game remained close throughout the first 4 quarters, and was forced into overtime on a goal by ODA’s sophomore Josey Rubinstein with only 7 seconds remaining in regulation. With only 89 seconds remaining in overtime, ODA junior Trey Naese scored the game-winner after intercepting a Riverview clear, his fourth goal of the game. Despite giving up the game winning goal, Riverview’s senior goalie, Will Leffler had a solid night in net, recording 22 saves and snagging 4 groundballs. Defensively for the Rams, junior Ty Nutter had a career game, picking up 10 groundballs, 2 takeaways and an assist to tie up the game with only 4:55 remaining in regulation. Riverview’s scoring was led by senior Lucien Minford with 8 points (5G/3A) and sophomore Jack Yochim with 5 points (3G/2A).

ODA’s scoring was led by Rubinstein with 7 points (6G/1A) and Naese with 4 goals.


Riverview Rams @ Canterbury Cougars

The Riverview Rams (4-5, 0-1) traveled to Ft. Myers Friday evening for a non-district matchup against the Canterbury Cougars (5-5). Riverview’s goalie, senior Will Leffler kept it close in the first half, recording 8 saves on 12 shots, but the Cougars went into halftime with a 4-0 lead. Throughout the game, Canterbury dominated at the face-off circle, winning 15-out-of-19 (79%), which enabled the Cougars to control possession of the ball and, most importantly, control of the game. Canterbury pulled away in the fourth quarter, scoring 8 goals and went on to a 16-1 victory. The lone Riverview goal was scored by sophomore Toby West (his 7th goal of the season), assisted by junior Carter Unkel. Senior Will Leffler recorded 11 saves in goal for 3 quarters. Canterbury distributed their scoring down the roster, with 12 different Cougars finding the back of the net.


Bishop Verot Vikings vs. Riverview Rams

The Riverview Rams (4-4, 0-1) hosted the Bishop Verot Vikings (7-1) at the Ram Bowl on Thursday night. The Vikings made quick work of the Rams by jumping out to a commanding, 14-0 lead at halftime. With a running clock in play for the entire second half, Bishop Verot closed out the game with a 17-1 victory. Riverview’s sole goal was scored about 3 1/2 minutes into the 3rd quarter when sophomore Jack Yochim found senior Lucien Minford in the front of the crease for the Ram score.

Ten different Vikings contributed to the scoring for Bishop Verot, with junior Trey Toscano scoring 5 goals, and sophomore Jake Rodriguez and senior Brayden Tooley each scoring 3 goals. Bishop Verot’s FOGOs went 14-for-21 on faceoffs (66%).


Riverview Rams @ East Lake Eagles

The Riverview Rams Varsity Boys (4-3, 0-1) traveled to Tarpon Springs, FL to face the East Lake Eagles (3-6, 2-1) for a non-district game on Tuesday night. The Rams jumped out to an 8-4 lead at halftime, with Toby West, Brandon Day, and Jack Yochim each scoring a couple goals for Riverview. The Rams limited the Eagles to only 2 goals in the 2nd half, securing the 12-6 victory for Riverview.

Riverview’s scoring was lead by junior Brandon Day with 4 points (3G/1A), senior Lucien Minford with 4 points (2G/2A), sophomore Toby West with 3 goals, and sophomore Jack Yochim with 4 points (2G/1A). Day led the team with 7 groundballs and Jack Yochim had 3 takeaways. Riverview split goalie duty between senior Will Leffler and junior Dominick Speranza, with Leffler recording 10 saves in the first half.

Seniors Carson Short and Felipe Morales each had 2 goals apiece for East Lake.