In the day 1 nightcap of the O’Town Showdown, Bishop Moore (5-1) held on to defeat Winter Park (4-1) 10-9.
Bishop Moore got on the board less than two minutes into the game when Addison Lanpher took a feed from Michael Bennett to put the Hornets on top. Winter Park would answer back with goals by Thatcher Clark and Matt Krecicki to take a 2-1 lead at the end of the 1st.
In the 2nd, Bennett would find the back of the net twice in a 10 second period, and then fed Joey McMahan 2 minutes later, who made a triple-pump fake to give the Hornets a 4-2 lead. Winter Park tied the game after goals by Krecicki and Ty Price. McMahan scored again with 0:15 left on the clock to give the Hornets a 5-4 halftime lead.
Winter Park would tie it in the 3rd, as Krecicki found the cage again. The Hornets then seemingly took control of the game, scoring 3 times in a 3 minute period for an 8-5 lead. Ty Price temporarily stopped the Hornet momentum, with a score just under 4 minutes remaining in the third. Addison Lanpher then fired in two laser shots to give the Hornets a 10-6 lead heading into the 4th.
The Wildcats came out fired up in the final quarter, as Clark, Price, and Parker Snure would narrow the Hornet lead to 10-9 with just under 5 minutes remaining. Bishop Moore called a timeout to regroup, and then the Hornet defense took over, forcing numerous shots wide and disrupting the Winter Park offense. Bishop Moore goalie Adam Sawicki would make 6 saves in the quarter to preserve the victory.
The Saturday schedule for the O’Town Showdown has Winter Park facing Like Highland at 4:30, followed by Timber Creek and Bishop Moore at 6:30.
Bishop Moore Scoring: Addison Lanpher – 4g, Michael Bennett – 3g/2a, Joey McMahan – 2g/2a, Jack Tangeman – 1g/2a, Patrick McMahan – 1a.
Winter Park Scoring: Thatcher Clark – 3g, Ty Price – 3g, Matt Krecicki – 2g, Parker Snure – 1g/1a, Elliott Hammond – 1a