An overtime thriller on Hawk Hill. Despite being 1-7, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers took the 4-3 St. Joe’s Hawks to extra time before falling, 14-13. On a sun-splashed afternoon on Hawk Hill, the Mount stormed out with Joe Bethake (2g,2a). A pair from Luke Frankeny (3g) to take a 3-0 lead with 11:29 remaining.
Tucker Brown (2g) and Ryan Doran (3g), cut the lead to one at 3-2. Some drama unfolded in the final :17 when Matt Haggerty (4g) scored for the Mount. Matt Bohmer (3g) answered with just :03 on the clock to close with the Hawks trailing, 4-3. Levi Anderson (2g) knotted it up. Zach Cole (1g) won the ensuing draw and took it to the house to change the lead the Hawks way, 5-4.
It would then become more of a chess game with each team countering the goal. Haggerty converted a Noah Daniels (1a) feed but Brown and Doran had an answer. The Hawks answer encountered an answer when the Mount pulled off a final minute goal of their own with Bethke beating Tucker Almany with just :46 showing on the clock. The half ended with the Hawks in front, 7-6.
You had to know that score would change quickly. It took all of :06 for Sam Stephan (1g,1a) to get it, you guessed it, back even at 7-7. The scoring fest was on and Evan Campbell (1g,2a) put St.Joe’s right back in the lead twenty-nine seconds later. Matt Tufano set up Levi Anderson on the man advantage at 13:42. Following the script, Matt Haggerty connected on his second to make it 9-8.
Tufano (1g,3a) pushed it to 10-8 thirty-three seconds later.
Brendan Doyle (1g,2a) for The Mount and Shane Fable (1g) for the home team exchanged scores as did Frankeny and Bohmer with another late goal at :09 to set the stage for the final quarter with St.Joe’s up, 12-10. Fasten your seat belts because here comes the Mount, full speed ahead Brendan McCarthy (1g,1a) at 8:19, Jake Krieger (1g,1a) and Haggerty with just 1:23 to go and the Mount were in control but only holding a goal advantage, 13-12.
In a game that revealed late markers, this quarter would be no exception and with just :06 to play, Tufano hit Bohmer in stride and we were going to play a little longer. Ryan Doran became an instant hero when he buried a shot behind Dylan Furnback to end the entertaining thriller, 14-13 at the 3:05 mark.
Shots heavily favored the Hawks, 55-35 as well as shots on goal, 31-22. Turnovers were even, 15-15 but St.Joe’s controlled the ground ball battle, 41-22. Zach Cole was a standout once again with his 20 of 31 from the ‘X’, a goal, and snagging 14 ground balls.
Tucker Almany had 9 saves for the Hawks with Dylan Furnback stopping 17 in defeat. It turned out to be an overtime thriller on Hawk Hill.