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Wild Second Period propels Holy Cross

Friday, February 23, 2007

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Holy Cross and Cinnaminson combined for seven goals in the second period, Cinnaminson scoring the first two and Holy Cross scoring the next five for a 5-2 victory and a spot in the Tier 2 championship game. After a scoreless first period in front of a packed house at the Igloo, Cinnaminson scored twice within thirty seconds to take a 2-0 lead. Both goals were set-up by Dave Verbaro, first Dan DiBartolo and then Ryan Quigley. Holy Cross roared back scoring five goals in four minutes to take control of the game.

Nick Petitte cut the lead to 2-1 and then nineteen seconds later he found Chris Wegfahrt for the tying goal. Ryan Criscuolo gave Holy Cross the lead for good midway through the period with Matt Tamez and Nick Mullarkey getting the assists. Goals by Joe Paradise and Mike Lukis fifteen seconds apart gave Holy Cross a 5-2 lead heading into the third period. Holy Cross goalie Mike Saraullo stopped all 11 shots in the third period and made several key saves during a two-man advantage early in the period.

Photos by Art Redd

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