Cougars Beat Spencerport

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  HF-L took the lead in the second quarter and never trailed again in their 15-12 win over Spencerport. This is the first loss for Spencerport in the last seven games. The game was back and forth in the first quarter and even though the Cougars kept the lead for three quarters, the game was close throughout.

Spencerport came out and scored the first goal only 0:35 into the contest with Owen VanWie scoring unassisted. They held the lead for four minutes until Jonathan Roth assisted Dylan Stratton to tie the game at 1-1. The Ranger scored two quick goals to take their largest lead of the game 3-1 with scoring form Victor Pascucci and Alex Renz. The Cougars exploded with the next six goals. They scored two to end the first quarter (Stratton and Garrett Ruff) tied at 3-3.

The first four goals of the second quarter set HFL ahead 7-3. Roth scored back to back with assists from Ruff and then Ruff scored one of his own unassisted at 7:47. Tyler Kaufman scored the final goal of the run with 6:04 remaining in the first half. Spencerport slowly chipped away at the lead scoring two goals before Stratton scored the last goal of the half for HF-L with 0:17 remaining and they led 8-5 at halftime.

Once again, the Rangers chipped at the lead scoring two goals back to back. VanWie and Colin McElligott scored for the Rangers to pull them within a single goal. HF-L scored 0:13 later and added three more after that to take the four goal lead for the second time (Kaufman (x2), Andrew Mapstone and Thomas Bailey). Spencerport scored a pair to end the third quarter; HFL led 12-9 after 36 minutes.

Spencerport scored three of the first four to start the final quarter. Renz scored unassisted with 7:31 remaining in regulation to once again put the Rangers within a single goal. However, that was the last goal for them and the Cougars added two more before the final horn. Parker Hotchkiss scored the final goal for HFL with 2:21 remaining on the clock. In the cage for HFL, Ben Tomaszewski recorded 6 saves. Spencerport's Connor MacKenzie also recorded 6 saves.

 



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