Fri, Oct 30, 2015
ALLENTOWN, PA -With 5 goals in the second period, Ramapo cruises past Muhlenberg, 8-4.
The contest was moved from Muhlenberg’s home rink in Whitehall, PA to the PPL Center in Allentown. The Ramapo-Muhlenberg game was the second game on the card in the 8,500 seat arena. In the featured AHL game, local favorite Lehigh Valley Phantoms lost to the St. John’s Ice Caps, 3-2.
Ramapo started out slow not scoring until 18:18 of the first period when Andre Vicari scored on an assist by defenseman Ryan Worth. The same combination of Worth to Vicari put the Roadrunners up 2-0 just 41 seconds later. The Roadrunners outshot the Mules 16-8 in the initial stanza.
The second period opened with a Ramapo goal scored by Chris Mecca on assists by Andrew Galascio and Matt Rose. Muhlenberg got on the scoreboard at 5:36 when Ed Bavaria beat Ramapo goalie Keith Gay.
Ramapo went on to score 4 unanswered goals: Chris Mecca scored unassisted at 9:19; Matt Rose followed with a goal at 9:55 on an assist by Andrew Galascio; Team Captain Nolan Ouelette upped the score to 6-1; with Tyler Tavormina serving a 2 minute tripping penalty, Josh Filipovits scored an unassisted goal to make the score 7-1. However, Ramapo went into a shell and allowed Muhlenberg to dominate the rest of the period. Ed Bavaria scored on an assist by Jacob Picker at 17:13 and 1:11 later Sam Amon tallied the Mules third goal. Ramapo had dominated the first 34 minutes of the game but failed to put away Muhlenberg.
The Roadrunners took a commanding 7-3 lead into the third period but they appeared to be playing like an underdog. Not much changed until Dmitry Danilchik scored an unassisted goal at 14:36. The stubborn Mules never stop fighting and scored the final game goal at 18:47. Sam Amon was credited with the goal on assists by Henry Mette and Jacob Picker.
Although Ramapo came off with an 8-4 win, the shots on goal for the second and third periods were even. Each team took 28 shots.
Ramapo’s next game is against the Coast Guard Academy at home on Friday, November 6.