By Sheri Danehy – Owner/ Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Western New York

Rochester Lancer Soccer player Joey Tavernese scores four goals and two assists in the latest Lancer game against the Baltimore Blast!  Joey has been recovering from an injury and using mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy in our clinic along with therapeutic medical massage provided by Craig Danehy, aka my husband, owner of Integrated Wellness Systems to get back in the game. Joey had HBOT treatments all week and earlier in the day before the game.  It really came down to the wire prior to Sundays game, he was feeling good so they played him and the rest was history.  As I sat in the stands watching the game, Joeys energy was obviosly running full speed ahaead.  I kept texting Craig….. ‘Joey scored!, JOEY SCORED AGAIN!, OMG JOEY SCORED AGAIN!.. AND AGAIN!’  Joey told me today he gives a lot of credit to the HBOT and massage treatments.  We love helping the team and it is exciting for us to feel a part of the game!  Lancers first playoff game is this Thursday against Syracuse, 7pm Blue Cross Arena. Tickets at

From Lancers News page


Lancers Tally Most Points on Baltimore in Five Years

(Rochester, NY) – The Rochester Lancers welcomed the Eastern Division champion Baltimore Blast to the War Memorial at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday for the 2014-15 regular season finale.  Rochester gave the Blast all they could handle, eventually falling by a score of 25-23 in front of a crowd of 10,215.  Rochester was led offensively by Joey Tavernese who found the net four times and added two assists, Yaikel Perez with three goals and Mauricio Salles who celebrated a birthday with two goals and three assists.

Rochester’s Andres Hoxie got things started with a goal putting the Lancers up 2-0 just thirty three seconds into the match, the fastest goal to start a game this season for the Lancers.  The Blast bounced back however taking the lead on a pair of goals byLucas Roque and Jamie Darvill.  Darvill gave the visitors the lead after the ball caromed off the end boards and was headed in over a charging Joey Kapinos for a 4-2 lead – which is where the game stood after fifteen minutes of play.

Rochester evened the score two and a half minutes into the second frame as Salles chased a ball into the corner and driving it along the boards.  The shot caught Blast netminder Phil Saunders by surprise, deflecting off of him and into the net for a 4-4 match.  The Lancer luck continued less than a minute later as Tavernese stripped a Blast defender of the ball, slipping it toStephen Basso who calmly slotted a shot into the lower right corner giving Rochester their second lead of the game.   It only took a minute for Lancermania to continue, this time Irondequoit native Jake Schindler won a loose ball at midfield, giving it to Yaikel Perez inside the three point arc.  Perez took on two defenders to the outside, blasting a shot that ricochet off a Blast defender for an 8-4 lead.  The two goal lead was cut in half quickly however as off a restart Neto headed one past Kapinos.  Baltimore continued their run adding a pair of three point tallies by Roque and Tony Donatelli to increase their advantage to 12-8.  Rochester wrapped up the high scoring first half with a three point blast by Perez cutting Baltimore’s first half lead to 12-11.

The third period began with Baltimore’s Jonatas Melo scoring to add to the visitors’ advantage, beating Kapinos with a low hard shot making the score 14-11.  Led by Salles (one goal) and Tavernese (two goals), the Lancers tallied the next six points to take a 17-14 lead before allowing Roque to score to close out the third frame with Rochester in the lead by a point.

Calm and collected the Blast began the final quarter by netting the first two goals to take a 21-17 lead.  The first of the two, a three-pointer by Pat Healey came with Rochester forward Jeremy Ortiz in the penalty box, the second by Juan Pereira looked like it had stopped the Lancer momentum.  Not backing down to the division champs however Rochester regained the momentum answering back with three straight of their own.  A goal by Perez and two by Tavernese, his third and fourth of the game, put the Lancers back into the lead by a goal 23-21.  Rochester seemed content on putting themselves in a hole as after surrendering a game-tying goal to Vini Dantas took two consecutive penalties giving the Blast a powerplay.  Rochester managed to kill the first penalty off however Baltimore converted the second as Roque finished off a rebound to give the Blast a two-point lead and the win.

The 25 points surrendered by the Blast to Rochester was the most allowed by a Blast team since February 14, 2010 when they lost a match 25-10 to Monterrey.

The Lancers will now turn toward the playoffs as they host the Syracuse Silver Knights on Thursday, March 5th at the Blue Cross Arena.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.  Following Thursday’s clash the same two teams will meet on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the OnCenter in Syracuse for the second leg of the two game series.  Should the two sides split the two game series a mini-game will be played Sunday at the conclusion of game two.