The South County Storm took home the victory over the B.P.B. Broncos with a score of 3-2 on Monday the 13th at Boss Ice Arena. The game was rescheduled from January 25th, which gave both teams enough time to amount to 10 wins apiece for a game that will have standing implications.
The first period was a scoreless one as the two goalies, Paige Almon. PHS for Burrillville and Veronica Sabatino for South County, were stonewalls for their respective teams. Seventeen seconds in the second period however, Virginia Osgood netted in the first goal of the game to put the Storm up 1-0. That lead did not last too long though, as at the 9:06 mark a holding penalty on the Storm gave Burrillville a power play to which they took advantage of. Emily Allard shot a beautiful top shelf goal to even the game at 1-1 with 8:28 left in the second period. Not to be outdone, the Storm came right back with their aggressive offense which saw their two top point scorers all season work their magic again. Samantha Haun hit Jade Shabo with a beautiful one timer and Shabo put it in the back of the net for a
2-1 Storm lead with a little over two minutes left in the second.
Osgood continued her spectacular night early in the third with a rocket shot to increase the Storm's lead 3-1. On the ropes now, the Broncos increased their intensity on offense which was rewarded with a goal to make the score 3-2 with 13 minutes left in the game. This score proved to be the final as Sabatino shut down any chances for the Broncos to tie it up.
In their previous matchup on Dec. 16th, Burrillville was able to walk away with the win 5-1, but the Storm were able to bounce back in this matchup in what was a competitive game all night. The Storm look to continue this momentum in their next game at Pilgrim on Friday the 17th as Burrillville will be looking to bounce back at home against Cranston West also on Friday the 17th.
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