Gates Chili 9 - Spencerport 8 in Overtime

- In one of the two overtime games of the night, Gates Chili never led before winning the game in overtime 9-8 against Spencerport. The Spartans trailed, including never having the game tied, until 1:20 left in regulation. Man-up was a major factor in the game with Gates Chili scoring on 4/7 and Spencerport scoring on 2/6.

The Rangers led off the scoring with the first four goal goals. Alex Renz, Trevor Dustin and Jonathan Agness (2) scored for Spencerport in the first quarter. They led 4-0 at the conclusion of the first quarter. Gates Chili didn`t scored their first goal until 21:14 into the contest. The Spartans scored the only goal of the second quarter with a man-up goal with 2:46 remaining in the half. Brett Kirkpatrick scored with an assist from Nicholas Ehmann.

The Spartans also scored the first goal of the third quarter with another assist from Ehmann, this time to Brett Jacobs. Spencerport scored the next three goals to increase their lead to five. Dustin scored two and Agnes added the third. Each team added one more goal before the end of the quarter. Joe Talarico scored for the Spartans with an assist from Jacobs and Andrew Forte scored the Rangers. Forte, who took all the face offs for the Spencerport, finished at 68% (13/19). He also led his team in ground balls with 10. The Rangers led by five (8-3) going into the final quarter. Forte's goal ended up being their final goal as the Spartans held them scoreless for over 13 minutes.

Kirkpatrick scored the first goal of the fourth quarter with 6:56 remaining. Austin Castre scored the first of his two goals two minutes later. Back to back man-up goals from Talarico brought the game to within a single goal with 2:15 remaining. Castre scored another man-up goal to tie and send the game into overtime. After losing the face-off on a technical foul, the Spartans fought to get the ball back and Talarico scored the winning goal with 3:22 remaining in the first overtime period.
In the cage for the Spartans, Michael Cavallaro finished with 13 saves (62%). Cavallaro also led the ground ball count with nine. Talarico finished with six ground balls with Castre (5) and Joseph O'Hare (4) adding the count. For Spencerport, Patrick Chapman finished with 8 recorded saves. Adding to Forte's ground balls were Jordan Swilley (6), Agness (6) and defenseman Christ Cottom (5).

 



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