Friday, December 12, 2003
By Mike Costantino
Ray Zola and Lanny Frederick scored two goals apiece and Timber Creek held off Paul VI 4-3 in a Tier 1 game played on Friday night at Hollydell. Zola scored his two goals in the first period, one on a tough angle and the other through a screen as Paul VI had trouble generating any offense in the first period and seemed flat. Frederick scored his two goals in the second period in a span of thirty seconds and Timber Creek led 4-0 one minute into the second period. Adam Cantiello and Jared Brasten scored goals for Paul VI to cut the deficit to 4-2 heading into the third period. When Paul VI looks back on this loss, they will bemoan the fact that their inability to capitalize on the power play was the difference in the game.
Handed a golden opportunity to get back in the game, Paul VI had a two-man advantage for a full two minutes early in the period, but could not capitalize. Again midway through the period Paul VI had another opportunity with a two-man advantage, and could not score. Just after killing that advantage, Timber Creek was short-handed again and finally Dustin Isbert scored to bring Paul VI to within 4-3. However, they could not get the equalizer. Next up for Timber Creek is Clearview on Monday at Voorhees; Paul VI will meet Williamstown next Friday at Hollydell.
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