Saturday, January 28, 2006
By David Deal
The Philadelphia KiXX (4-8) dropped their season-high third consecutive contest, 4-3, to the Chicago Storm in front of 4,615 fans at the Wachovia Spectrum. Novi Marojevic recorded the game-winning goal on a pass from teammate Mark Ughy at 3:40 of the fourth quarter. Peter Pappas (4-8) suffered the loss for Philadelphia with 10 saves on 14 chances, while Danny Waltman (5-9) earned the victory with the Storm, turning away 12 of the 15 shots he faced.
The visiting Storm wasted little time, as forward Awadalla Morad connected on an unassisted tally just 44 seconds into the opening quarter of play. After forcing a turnover in front of the Chicago net, forward Shawn Boney knotted the score, 1-1, with a big right-footed blast from the yellow line at 7:51.
Kevin Sloan gave the hometown KiXX their first lead of the evening (2-1), when he found the back of the net on a feed over the middle from Boney at 3:43 of the second stanza. Ptah Myers extended the club’s lead to two, 3-1, finishing a rebound off the glass at 5:37. Northeast Catholic graduate Tim O’Neill registered the assist on the play. At 13:52 of the period, Chicago climbed within one, (3-2), when Ughy slipped past the KiXX defense to find Morad for his second notch of the evening.
Cape May, NJ native Anthony Maher drilled a pass from midfielder Matt Stewart past Pappas (11:47) to even the count at 3-3, netting the lone goal of the third quarter. Marojevic sealed the Storm victory, 4-3, registered a score on an assist from Ughy at 3:40 of the fourth frame.
Philadelphia: 1-2-0-0=3 Shots: 21
Chicago: 1-1-1-1=4 Shots: 19