Lake Brantley out lasted Lake Mary in a sloppily played game on very poor field conditions at Lake Mary.
The story of the game was the outstanding goaltending performance by Ryan Harrison as he stopped 19 out of 23 shots to get pull out the victory for Lake Brantley.
Lake Mary struck first with an early goal 3 1/2 minutes into the game by Sophomore Josh Reedy. Â Lake Brantley came right back with a goal 26 seconds later from TJ Trimble. The Patriots scored once more in the 1st Quarter as Junior Kylar Howe netted one off of a nice pick set by Senior Ian Gehlbach. Â
Lake Mary was able to capitalize on a man-up situation for the only goal of the 2nd quarter when Junior Andrew Bence took a feed from Sophomore Cole Lindquist and got one by Harrison. Â
The teams traded possessions as Lake Mary held Lake Brantley scoreless for the next 18 minutes. Then, finally, Lake Brantley broke through scoring a man up goal on a nice bounce shot by Ian Gelbach. Lake Brantley would score on the next face-off when Senior Josh Kim won it and took it down to score on a left handed rip. Â Brantley won the next face off to score again not 35 seconds later on a blast from Senior Tim Newton which would eventually prove to be the game winner.Â
Lake Brantley would go on to score the next 3 goals, (one each by Senior TJ Trimble, Tim Newton, and Kylar Howe) to seal the deal. After being held scoreless for 26 minutes Lake Mary was able to end the drought with a man up goal with about 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter when Andrew Bence scored his second of the game. However Lake Brantley scored on their next possession when Tim Newton netted his third of the game during an extra- man opportunity.Â Lake Mary and Lake Brantley traded goals again first by Lake Mary Senior Jarod Forehand and Lake Brantley Junior John Dougherty making the final score 10 to 4.
Lake Brantley improves to 5-2 and will play in their first District 6 contest when they host Hagerty (5-2) on Thursday.Â The loss was the first of the season for the Rams who are now 7-1. They will head to Winter Springs (2-3) on Thursday.
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