Gananda Takes Out Wayne

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Gananda won their seventh straight game this season, this time against previously undefeated Wayne 10-9. The Panthers had previously lost to Wayne 15-14 in overtime earlier in the season. The Blue Panthers were looking to knock off one of the three remaining undefeated teams. Gananda led for nearly the entire game with the Eagles only led once and only for 5:45 of the 48 minutes.

The first half was close before the Panthers went on a scoring run. They scored six out of seven straight goals starting in the beginning of the second quarter and going late into the third. Gananda opened the scoring with Kyle Lombardozzi scoring 1:04 into the game. Wayne quickly tied with Billy Thomson scoring off a feed from Cooper Pieroni. The Blue Panthers scored their second with Patrick Shanley assisting Cruz Mayberry. Wayne`s Jack Camp scored the tying goal and then four minutes later scored the go-ahead goal to give the Eagles their first and only lead. They held the lead 3-2 until the end of the first quarter.

Beginning the second, Gananda took control of the game. They scored three (Remmy Glod, Mayberry and Dylan Joy) before Wayne scored. Camp scored his third goal of the game with 7:19 remaining in the half. The Eagles did not score again for 16:45, until late in the third. Gananda added another set of three goal (Joe Fisher, Lombardozzi 2) to take an 8-4 lead with 4:25 left in the third quarter. They attempted to hold off a late advance by the Eagles, but couldn`t.

The Eagles scored four unanswered goals to force a tie with 0:34 remaining in regulation. Jon Ecker scored two, Trevor Gross and Camp scored one each. Camp scored his final goal of the night (unassisted) to tie the game. Gananda won the final face off and Lombardozzi scored his fourth goal of the night with a feed from Glod with only 0:03 remaining in regulation. Glod was impressive at the draw and finished 16/22 (73%).

 



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