Shamrocks hit rock bottom, Presidents advance.
Presidents 9 Shamrocks 4 F
The underdog Shamrocks were shut out last week in game one. This
week in game two, they finally scored, but not nearly enough.
They really weren't missing anyone good, just Wood, Kitchura, and JA
Ambrosino. Conversely for the Presidents, the injured Jack
Gavin showed up, and was looking over the shoulder of his
replacement Steve Hardy for most of the game.
"Talk about pressure," noted an agitated Hardy.
But the pressure was taken off early. Todd Nichol scored a pair to
put the navy team up 2-0 quickly. Midway through the period somebody
spoon fed Rick Murphy for a goal and it was 3-0 and it appeared that
that was that.
With green needing to win in regulation to force a game three, they
now needed 4 goals on Rollie. And while Rollie is no stranger to
letting up boat loads of goals, they had only managed one shot on
him to that point.
Just before the period ended the slow footed Jim Wilkinson made it
4-0 and it seemed as though the Presidents were going to the Title
Game next Friday.
But there was some life still left in the Shamrocks who showed up.
George Anderson netted a pair on the bored Rollie and all of a
sudden it was now 4-2. We still had a little bit of a game going
into the third.
The Presidents though ended it once and for all when Nichol scored
his third and then Steve Iannetti put home a rebound. The navy team
wasn't through scoring though.
Phatt tacked on one and then Mike Uretsky put home a pair, though
Uretsky was stuffed by Ben time after time until Uretsky tapped home
a rebound from about 4 inches in front of the goal line. That would
account for all 9 navy goals. Tripp and Chewie scored for green in
the third, but this one was over 45 minutes ago.
"As long as Armand's team is missing their top three guys too, I
think we got a chance next week," noted Bill Osbahr.
Marc Teal was too tired to comment after the game.
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