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Shawnee all over Clearview

Monday, October 1, 2007

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Matt McDonald had a hat trick and Connor Dragone and Chris Lowney added two goals each as Shawnee routed Clearview 10-0, marking the second consecutive game that Shawnee scored 10 goals. Shawnee dominated from the opening period as they launched 24 shots while on their way to scoring five goals. Ed Wallace opened the scoring for Shawnee with Dragone and Lowney scoring moments later, thirty-four seconds apart. And less than five minutes into the game it was 3-0. Brian Ruskowski set-up the next two goals, first Lowney scored his second of the game with just under five minutes remaining in the period, then in the last ninety seconds Joe Crespo tallied to make it 5-0 after one period.

Ryan Wesley score in the opening minute of the second period and the lead grew to 6-0, and with McDonald and Dragone adding goals the lead was 8-0 and the penalties began to come in bunches. With the game in hand all Shawnee wanted was to preserve the shutout, which they did allowing Clearview only three shots in the final period. McDonald added two goals in the third period to complete his hat trick. Shawnee moved to 2-0 on the season. It was Clearview’s opening game.

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