Rebels Lose in Quarterfinals of Midwest Finals
The Albany Rebels appeared in the Midwest GAA Finals for the first time on Saturday, beating host Rochester in a preliminary match before losing to the eventual champion Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals.
The Rebels cruised to a victory against Rochester, winning 6-15 (33) to 0-0 (0). Goal scorers included Ryan Moloney, Pat Curran, Tim Gerrish, John Lake and Marc Massena.
The satisfaction of that win, however, quickly vanished for the Rebels as they faced the Pittsburgh Celtics in the next round. The Celtics, a very talented team from a higher level, won 12-23 (59) to 0-1 (1). Forward Pat Curran scored the Rebels' lone point to avoid the shutout.
"Every single player who made the trip left it all on the field and we picked up a solid win in our first ever finals appearance," said Rebels player-coach Ryan Moloney. "I'm very proud of the team and the progress we made this year."
Rebels Notes: The Rebels have 3 wins, 2 loses and a draw in full sided matches this season (2-6 in tournament matches) … The Rebels have won both matches against Rochester this season ... Marc Massena scored his first career goal on Saturday ... Ryan Moloney (2-1) and Pat Curran (1-4) led the Rebels in scoring at the Midwest Finals
Rebels Scorers vs. Rochester:
Ryan Moloney 2-1 (7)
Pat Curran 1-3 (6)
Tim Gerrish 1-3 (6)
John Lake 1-2 (5)
Marc Massena 1-1 (4)
Pierre Massena 0-3 (3)
Brian Kanalley 0-2 (2)
Henry Best 0-1 (1)
Aibhne O'Kane 0-1 (1)
Rebels Scorers vs. Pittsburgh:
Pat Curran 0-1 (1)