Thomas Scores OT Win Against Pittsford

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Webster Thomas finished their season with a big overtime win over Pittsford (14-2). The Titans (11-5) scored five goals spanning five minutes to take a two goals lead. Pittsford forced overtime with only 0:26 left in regulation and the Titans secured the win in the sudden victory overtime with Nick Mabe assisting Matt Hill.

Pittsford at ThomasThe game was close throughout with both teams holding the lead multiple times. Thomas scored the opening goal to take the first lead with Travis Ford assisting Pierce Currie. Pittsford scored two goals of their own to take their first lead three minutes later. Jonathan Perotto and Matt Malone scored for the Panthers. Thomas kept the game close after the first quarter with Currie`s second goal. The first quarter ended with the score tied 2-2.

In the second quarter, the Pittsford defense held Thomas scoreless for the entire 12 minutes. Their offense added two goals to the count to take a 4-2 lead into the half. Thomas came out of halftime and scored three quick goals in 92 seconds to get back on top. Pittsford finished out the third with two more goals, but to take a 6-5 lead after three quarters.

The fourth quarter had the vast majority of the scoring with half the scoring (11/23 goals) scored in the fourth quarter. Pittsford scored two more goals to start the quarter with Perotto scoring his fourth and Colby Barker scoring his second. The Panthers held the largest differential of the game, leading 8-5. Thomas controlled the next five minutes and scored five goals. The Titans took a 10-8 lead with only 4:03 remaining in regulation. Barker scored again to bring the game within one and 45 seconds later, long stick Jared Connors tied the game with another goal.

With 1:38 remaining, Thomas tried to pull away again with Travis Ford scoring unassisted. The game continued back and forth with Pittsford tying the game off a Barker feed to Perotto with 0:26 remaining to force overtime. Perotto and Barker combined for 8 of the 11 goals for Pittsford. Overtime began with Thomas winning the opening face-off. The Titans were unable to capitalize and the Panthers had a shot at the goal. Neither team was able to capitalize and secure the win. With just less than two minutes remaining Pittsford took a time-out with the ball. The Thomas defense forced a take and got the ball into their offensive area. With 1:21 remaining, Hill scored to give Thomas the win.

 



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