C-C Remains Undefeated with 13-12 Win

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Churchville-Chili continued their undefeated season with a 13-12 win over Brighton. The Saints took the lead late in the second although Brighton kept the game close, for the second half. Brighton held the lead twice (late first and early second quarter). Churchville-Chili scored the first three with goals from Corey Yunker, Ryan Mead and Jason Tebo. Tebo scored 4g in the game, including his 100th career goal. Brighton scored their first goal with 5:59 remaining when Brett Randall scored the first of his 5g-2a. The Saints added their fourth, with Jacob Buck scoring off a feed from Yunker.

Brighton finished out the quarter with four unanswered goals to take the first of their two leads. All four goals were scored in the final 2:30 and all four were assisted. Max Coke, Shea McDonald and Brady McDermott (2) scored the goals with Owen Ronchetti, Randall (2) and Noah Shinaman assisting. McDermott's final goal to take the 5-4 lead was scored with 0:03 left in the half.

Brighton at Churchville-ChiliChurchville-Chili tied the game with the first goal of the second half (Buck unassisted). Two minutes later, Randall scored his second to give the Barons another lead. The Saints responded with four of the next five to take a 9-7 lead. They never trailed again. The Barons kept the game close and tied the score at 7-7 and 9-9. In the fourth quarter, Churchville-Chili went up by two and attempted to run out the clock. With 0:24 remaining, Brighton forced a turnover and scored on the fast-break to bring the score to within one. They won the ensuing face-off and got a shot off with 0:05 remaining. The shot went wide and Churchville-Chili backed up the cage to get the ball back and deny the Barons another shot.

The game was strong defensively with both goalies coming up big when it mattered. Matt Cobb finished at 57% for the Saints with 16 recorded saves. Caleb Green recorded 12 saves, but had a number of important saves to keep Brighton in the game.

 



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