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Scafisi Stands Tall in Defeating Cherokee

Monday, February 12, 2007

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Joe Scafisi stopped thirty eight shots as Washington Township opened defense of its league title with a 4-2 win over Cherokee. After being off for two weeks, Township started out slow in the first period only managing four shots, Cherokee controlled the play for most of the period, taking the body and shadowing talented playmaker Colin Davis. The second period was a different story as Davis had a hand in Townships' three goals in the first five minutes. Christian Fleagle put Township up 1-0 with Davis and Jared Emmet getting the assists. Moments later the same three hooked up again this time Emmet getting the goal.

Davis converted on the power play with just under eleven minutes left in the second period and Township led 3-0. Justin Kinniry put Cherokee on the board late in the period to cut the lead to 3-1. TJ DiSpaldo restored the three goal lead as Township converted on the power play with just under ten minutes left in the game. Scafisi saved his best work for the third period as Cherokee launched 17 shots, but would only surrender a late goal by Angelo DiBattista as Township skated away with a 4-2 victory.

Photos by Art Redd

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