Elizabethtown vs. Lycoming
April 18, 2002
The Game Story:
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown, a team in just its first season of varsity play, dropped a 10-9 overtime heartbreaker to Lycoming, which is currently in second place in the ten-team Middle Atlantic Conference. Etown falls to 5-6 overall and 4-4 in the MAC with the loss, while Lycoming improves to 10-4 overall and 7-1 in the MAC with the victory.

Etown capitalized on an early scoring barrage by Sean Thomson (Malvern, PA/Great Valley), who netted each of the Blue Jays' first four goals of the game in the opening 17 minutes, to take a 6-3 lead into halftime.

By the end of the third quarter, however, Lycoming cut the Blue Jays' lead to 8-7. The Warriors' seventh goal was scored by Sang Duong just 10.6 seconds before the end of the third period. Just 38 seconds into the fourth period, Duong struck again, tying the score at 8-8. Just 21 seconds after that goal, Lycoming's Buddy Temple scored on an assist from Duong to give the Warriors their first lead of the game, 9-8.

Etown tied the game again with 10:37 remaining in regulation time when Justin McQuaid (Chester Heights, PA/Garnet Valley) scored his second goal of the game. The fourth quarter's final ten minutes were marked by defensive struggles and missed goal scoring opportunities for both teams, sending the game into overtime with the score tied 9-9.

Lycoming scored the winning sudden-death goal 1:32 into overtime when Eric Holzhauer fired in a feed from Dan Wilcox.

Etown goaltender Brian Burke (Upper Darby, PA/Haverford) made19 saves in the net, and Lycoming goalie Sean Powers logged 11 saves. Lycoming outshot Etown 39-24, and won 14 face-offs against seven for Etown. Five of Lycoming's goals came on extra man opportunities, as opposed to just one for Etown.

Elizabethtown returns to action Sunday, April 21 for its final home game of the 2002 season. The Blue Jays will take on Denison (Oh.), which is currently ranked 15th in the country.