Lake Raiders rally past Bulldogs in third period

TPWHL Lake Raiders vs Bulldogs


In the first meeting between the Bulldogs and the Lake Raiders, both squads were looking to bring their A game.

First period action saw the Bulldogs open the scoring on an unassisted Franco Paonessa marker at 6:30, to which the lake Raiders responded with a Jeremy Schofield (unassisted) power play goal at 9:00. Exactly 20 seconds later the Bulldogs Jerry Mariano (unassisted) gathered a loose ball and made good for the 2-1 advantage. In a game that was turning into a chess match the Lake Raiders would once again even the score at 10:37 off a Jeremy Schofield solo effort, taking a 2-2 tie into the second.

In the second period the excellent tight play continued and despite the Lake Raiders serving 2 minor penalties, their defence was sharp keeping things at 2s, setting the stage for a exciting final frame.

Period number three would see the Bulldogs break the 23 minute stalemate with a unassisted Franco Paonessa goal at 3:37 for the 3-2 lead. a 6:45 Dangerous driving call put the Lake Raiders on the PP and exactly 1 minute later they capitalized when Jeremy Schofield (Erin Vasilakos) tied things once again, with a hat trick goal at 7:45. From that point on it was all Lake Raiders with two quick Jeremy Schofield (Erin Vasilakos) unanswered goals for the 5-3 victory.

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