Lee’s Live Blog – From Jupiter – STA versus Benjamin
Here we go, large and loud crowd! STA wins the first battle at the circle Left alley dodge goes wide right alley shot goes wide Harrington scores but waived off for in the crease STA rides hard and gets it back Crowley wide left on a spin Yovino fires high off the left wing Guglielmo steps down but Michels with the save and Benj clears At 8:21 Cropp face dodges right wing to the net and beats Adler between the legs at 8:21 Benj wth the faceoff Bowie with the save and Adler sends it up, clear good Crowley with the culr from behind left and his shot goes low left for 1-1 at 6:36 Benj with the faceoff and O’Hare scores from the front for 2-1 at 6:14 Benj again with the f/o Long possession but no shots and the ball goes out of bounds STA clears Deflected pass outof bounds, still STA ball Inside shot bounces high over the cage Loose ball but Benjamin with the one minute slash Yovino with the pipe rip from the right wing Yovino from Guglielmo on the right wing and Yovino ties it up at 2:26 on EMO STA with the f/o Borodiak down the right but goes into the crease, Benj clears Big save by Adler off the left crease and STA clears No shots and the first ends at 2-2! Yovino from Harrington on EMO to start the period 16 seconds in, ripped high from the right wing and STA leads 3-2 Benj wins faceoff Right alley dodge draws the 30-second push on STA Bowie fires wide left At 10:22 O’Hare finishes a great all around play with the face dodge up front at 10:22 after hustling down a loose ball just before it caused an over and back 3-3 STA violation on the faceoff Cropp hits the crossbar from up top right Thompson beats the defense from behind right and his left hand hits the top short side for 4-3 at 9:43 Benj wins faceoff Packer from up top goes high Back door feed misses but push called, Benj ball Packer high Bowie wide from the left wing Save Adler but Benjamin winning the ground balls right now, playing faster O’Hare gets through the left but is trail checked on the shot Yovino steals behind the net and STA clears Long Benj possession and STA needs to take some time to give their D a rest Harhart shoots wide from the left Harrington in front saved and Benj clears Time out Benj at 4:46 STA steals after another long possession and clears Guglielmo with a solo effort down the middle and then the left and his left hand goes low far side for 4-4 at 3:15 STA faceoff and time out with 3:05 to go Yovino down the left alley but Michels makes the save and Benjamin clears and calls time out Cropp from up top goes high Post shot Thompson saved as is Bowie as Adler comes up big, 30 seconds left as STA clears Time out STA with 25 seconds left and the score 4-4 Khalil with the goal off the feed from left behind with 19 seconds Packer can not get off the shot and it is STA 5-4 at the half! Second Half Benj wins the faceoff but the pass goes out of bounds Yovino shoots wide big save on Crowley in front Another big save by Miochels Clear good and on the fast break Packer finds O’Hare in front to tie it at 5 at 9:49 STA with the faceoff Harrington stoned in front and after two quick turnovers STA gets it back Yovino wide and the restart goes over and back Benj turns it back over on the break Yovino stopped by Michels on the right wing O’Hare gets the lead back for Benjamin at 6:32 off the dodge to the middle from the top right Benj takes the faceoff, starting to get comfortable on offense Buttelman misses left STA strips Thompson on the crease STA turns it back and Benj races down Benj draws a penalty at 4:32 Looks like Bowie with the goal ion EMO at 4:22 for the 7-5 lead Danger time for STA Benj defense starting to zero in But Guglielmo answers from top right at 3:50 for 7-6 STA with the faceoff Loose ball but push gives it back to STA Crowley wide left Yovino wide on the curl Guglielmo stoned by Michels from left wing Crowley finally gets his left wing low play and draws the hold at 1:47 Crowley rips wide from the left side Harrington ties it at 1:21 from Crowley on EMO after sneaking out from left GLE Benj faceoff win STA steals Khalil scoops loose ball and STA calls time with 45 seconds left Benjamin has been shorting both Crowley and Yovino at times and it has been effective Turnover and Benj holds off for the period. 7-7 going into the fourth! Fourth Quarter STA violation on the faceoff Packer from O’Hare in front right at 10:51 and Benjamin takes the 8-7 lead Benj now winning the faceoffs packer wins the loose ball battle on the left Cropp fires but Adler makes the high save and STA looks to clear Harrington with a GREAT effort to win the ball, break through 4 players and get to the net for the underhand flip and it is 8 all with 9:07 left Benj wins another faceoff Buttelman down the middle and gives Benjamin the lead back at 8:39 Benj again on the f/o O’Hare wide left and Adler gets the backup Borodiak wide from the right side Crowley with the curl to tie it at 9 with 7:02 left Benj again after a battle and Lobosco goes down the middle and hits the top left corner for 10-9 at 6:49! STA wins one and sets up Over and back on STA Benj gets the time out at 5:58 as Packer was trapped by the double STA with the steal and clear Weinsier shoots wide from in front Yovino high from the right side Big turnover by STA with 4 minutes left STA steals it back on the clear Crowley stripped Benj cleared and keeps possession off the shot miss Close call on the pass/shoot choice and Benjamin keeps possession On the restart STA takes a slash with 2:18 left Can Benjamin put it away? STA steals and clears Time out STA with 1:19 left! 10-9 Benjamin Yovino scores on the left alley run to the top right to tie it at 10! STA gets the faceoff and Guglielmo goes to net, shooting wide right. Benjamin given the backup on a very close play. Benj clears and with 45 seconds left calls time Who will step up and win it for either team? Not sure why but STA is given possession and after a few shots Michels holds tight and we are going to OT!! OT Got that one right . . . STA wins the faceoff and gets time before the ball is checked out Yovino misses Harrington and Benj takes possession out of bounds They clear and take time Cliche time . . . cut the tension with a knife Fantastic game so far. Tom West hoping for about 8 OT’s . . . Packer dodges to goal but shoots wide Crease on Benjamin, STA clears Harringotn shoots wide Borodiak wide from the rihgt wing Crowley misses high and Benjamin gets the backup Yovino shoots wide after the steal, BEnjamin back up Cropp high and we are going to the second OT!! STA wins it and gets the time out . . . Guglielmo coming up big on faceoffs late in the 4th and the OTs. Yovino tries to break through but the shot is blocked and Benj clears Benj can’t get a look and the strip sends STA off on the break Michels with the save on the line as the 4-3 break just falls short Benjamin clears and calls time O’Hare gets a stop but gets stopped and STA clears Guglielmo gows to goal and gets denied, Benj clears STA strips and flings downfield but out of bounds with 7 seconds left We are going to a THIRD OT!!! Benjamin wins the key faceoff and gets the quick time out Adler with the huge save and STA takes over Khalil stopped inside before the shot is taken, STA keeps possession Yovino wide right Yovino turned away from up top by Michels! Time out STA with 47 seconds left in the third OT Guglielmo with the left hand riop to the top left with 8 seconds left!! STA to the finals! A wonderful game!!!