Gwynedd-mercy vs. Marywood
May 1, 2012
|Nick Coan||(4, 2)|
|Mason Risner||(1, 2)|
|Roy Bakeoven||(2, 1)|
|Nico Beladro||(1, 1)|
|Nathan Pendleton||(2, 0)|
|Craig Trueblood||(1, 0)|
|Zach Richter||(0, 1)|
|Ryley O'keefe||10 (0.714)|
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|Sam Trill||(2, 0)|
|Dante Frederico||(1, 0)|
|Dylan Swope||(0, 1)|
|Andrew Alberalla||(0, 1)|
|Greg Nester||(1, 0)|
|Nicholas Cornella||14 (0.560)|
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|The Game Story:|
|SCRANTON, PA. – Gwynedd-Mercy will play for the CSAC Championship as a stellar defensive effort allowed the third-seeded Griffins to defeat second-seeded Marywood, 11-4, in a semifinal matchup Tuesday evening.|
GM (10-5) will play at top-seeded Cabrini in the title game on Saturday with a time TBA.
The Griffins, who lead 5-3 at the break, yielded just one goal in the second half.
With the teams tied at 3-3 late in the second, Gwynedd scored the next eight goals over a quarter and a half, with the final one coming with 2:57 left in the contest. The Pacers added the game's final tally, with just over a minute in the contest.
Senior Nick Coan (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) recorded a game-high six points on a career-high four goals and two assists. Junior Roy Bakeoven (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) and sophomore Nathan Pendleton (Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Valley) each had two scores as the Griffins will play in their second CSAC Championship in its four years of varsity competition.
Junior goalie Ryley O'Keefe (Coatesville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) anchored the defense, making 10 saves, six of which came in the fourth to help keep Marywood at bay.
Goals from junior Mason Risner (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) and freshman Nico Belardo (Columbus, N.J./Northern Burlington) late in the third helped brake a 3-3 deadlock. Belardo's goal came with 36 seconds remaining.
That's when Coan answered the second half with two-straight scores, one coming on the man-up just four minutes into the third. He would cap the scoring for the Griffins in the fourth.
Sam Trill led the Pacers (9-7) with two goals. GM outshot Marywood, 51-26, for the game including a 19-0 effort in the third.
Junior Jonathan Figliola (Weston, Ct./Weston) secured 11-of-18 faceoffs.