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Powers Late Goal Lifts East over Clearview

Friday, January 6, 2006

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Christopher Powers' goal late in the third period snapped a 6-6 tie and gave Cherry Hill East a 7-6 victory over Clearview in a see-saw affair played at Hollydell on Friday night. Gary Tagland led East in scoring with two goals and Kyle Poderis had a hat trick for Clearview. Clearview out-played East in the first period, as goals by Mike Sullivan, Pat Coghlan and two by Poderis were sandwiched around goals by Tagland and Andrew Roth, and Clearview headed into the second period, seemingly in control with a 4-2 lead.

Tagland seem to spark East as his individual effort early in the period brought Cherry Hill to within 4-3. Goals by James Decrescenzo and Jared Annarelli gave East its first lead at 5-4 heading into the final period. After Poderis tied the game at 5-5, Jordan Berju put Cherry Hill up 6-5, but only for a few moments. Steve Short tied the game at 6-6 for Clearview midway through the period. It looked like the game would end in a tie, until Powers goal.

Photos by Art Redd

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