Wagner with Huge Second Half

Wagner with a huge second half, pick up the first win, 11-9. The Wagner Seahawks (1-6, 1-4) fell behind the Sacred Heart Pioneers (1-10, 0-6) 4-1 after the first quarter but kept battling and put up an  8-2 second half to seal the deal. Alex Weiss (1g) and Sal Miccio (3g) staked the Pioneers to a 2-0 advantage with 6:03 to play.

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Philip Buque (1g) cut the lead in half. Morgan O’Reilly (1g, 1a) and with just :01 on the clock, Drew Edwards (1g) countered to close the quarter at 4-1. The squads went forth and back with no result until Miccio hit the net at 8:21. This moved the scoreboard to 5-1.

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Wagner had a response with a pair from the player of the game, Stephen Dwyer (4g,2a). Miccio completed his hat trick and Peter Callahan (1g) responded to end the half with Sacred Heart leading, 7-3. The third quarter witnessed Wagner getting serious with Jack Brady (2g) scoring just :50 in followed by an EMO tally from Dwyer and an even-strength score from Nick Azzoparo (1g) to make it 7-6.

Logan Liljeberg(2g,2a) and Dwyer traded markers to take it to the final stanza with an 8-7 Sacred Heart lead. Wagner exploded with four goals in just under nine minutes. Supplied by Dwyer setting up Tim Schmidt (2g) as well as Nick Martin (1g), followed by a second from Schmidt and Brady bagging his second to turn it to an 11-8 Seahawks edge. Liljeberg hit the net with 4:10 to go. That was as far as Sacred Heart could go and the 11-9 final crept up.

The Pioneers fired 50 shots to Wagner’s  30, Wagner turned the ball over 23 times to 14.  Ground balls were 31-21 in favor of the Pioneers. Wagner with a huge second half, pick up the first win.

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