One Goal Win for Aquinas

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Aquinas scored four unanswered goals to secure the lead in their 8-7 win over RH. Although the Royal Comets started off the game, leading 4-2 after the first quarter, the Little Irish came back and scored six out of seven straight goals in the second and third quarters to hold a three goal lead near the end of the third quarter. The Royal Comets scored the final two goals of the game to bring the score to a single point differential.

R-H scored the opening goal and took the lead 1:19 into the game. Aquinas use a face-off fast-break to tie the game with Jonathan Parrinello assisting Evan Kelly. Another five minutes passed before R-H took their second lead. James LaRocca scored with an assist from Tanner Day. This time, instead of seconds it took minutes for the Little Irish to tie the game. Eli Chalmers scored with 2:44 remaining to tie the game for the second time. Goals from Matt Zarzycki and TJ Day gave the Royal Comets a 4-2 lead to end the first quarter.

Aquinas scored the only three goals of the second half to take a 5-4 halftime lead. The Little Irish held the Royal Comets scoreless for 15:47 spanning three quarters. They added another to start the third quarter and grab a two goal lead (Chalmers from Jamir Jones). R-H broke their scoring draught with an unassisted goal from Delivan Young. Aquinas added two more goals to take their largest lead of the game with 1:09 remaining in third quarter. R-H added one final goal in the third and the only goal in the fourth to bring the score within a single point. Although they scored the one down goal with 11:38 remaining in quarter, they could tie the game and force overtime. Goalie Bryce Kelly finished with nine saves on the day including three in the remainder of the fourth quarter.

 



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