Wolves Sweeps Series Over the Bulldogs

TPWHL Wolves vs Bulldogs

11156798_10155534407905121_794692668_nIn Game 2 of the TPWHL Playoffs semifinal, the Bulldogs were looking to tie up the series and the Wolves were looking to advance to the finals.

In the first period, both teams came out battling hard and trading chances to get on the board. It wasn’t until the 9:25 mark when Saverio Romano scored twice in two minutes to give the Wolves a 2 – 0 lead. The Wolves had several more chances to score but wasn’t able to put it pass Scott Allen, who was incredible filling in as goalie keeping it close for the Bulldogs.

In the second period, the Wolves took three consecutive minor penalties Matt for ramming, Mitchell for slashing, and Matthew Costa for being in the crease. This would give the Bulldogs an opportunity which they would capitalize on a power-play goal scored by Jerry Mariano, who stuck with the rebound and put it past the goalie, assisted by Christine Pacheco at 5:15 to cut the lead to 2 – 1. The goal seemed to give the Bulldogs new life as they nearly found that equalizer, but was turned away by goalie Torrance Ho, which would swing the momentum back to the Wolves who found a late goal from Saverio Romano at 14:51 to regain a two-goal lead at 3 – 1.

In the third period, the Wolves came out hard and scored 15 seconds into the frame on a goal from Saverio Romano, who would add another four minutes later to give his team a commanding 5 – 1 lead. However there was no quit in the Bulldogs who continued fighting hard for their playoff lives with Jerry Mariano tapping in a goal at 12:56, assisted by Christine Pacheco making it 5 – 2. They would add another power-play goal from Jennifer Raycraft, who scored her first goal of the season off a deflection, assisted by Jerry Mariano at 14:47. But that would be as close as the Bulldogs would get, as the Wolves would hang on for a 5 – 3 win and advance to the finals.

The Wolves will now face the winner of the Saints / Lake Raiders series.

Torrance Ho
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Power Hockey Athlete with TPWHL, Passionate Sports Writer, Huge supporter of the Paralympics and para sports, Accessibility Ambassador, Co-Founder of Equal Grounds.

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