The Cabrini Monarchs exploded with four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 6-4 victory over the Bishop Foley Unified Warriors in a CHSL game played Friday night.
The entire game was dominated by lopsided streaks.
Cabrini scored the game’s first two goals. The Warriors then responded with four consecutive goals. Cabrini then closed out the scoring in the game with four consecutive goals of their own.
The Warriors were on top at the end of the second period 3-2. The Warriors padded that lead with the first goal of the third period at 12:41 to take a 4-2 lead over Cabrini. But then, it was all Cabrini.
Cabrini scored less than 20 seconds after the Warriors goal to close the gap to 4-3.
Two and half minutes later, Cabrini tied the game on a power-play.
In three minutes, the game went from looking like a Warriors win to anybody’s contest. But the momentum shifted to Cabrini. And the Monarchs took full advantage of it by scoring the game’s last two goals.
Cabrini’s first goal came in the opening period. The shot taken on the Warriors net deflected up and over the trapper of Warriors goalie Alex Day. It was the only goal of the first period.
Cabrini scored the next goal at the 10-minute mark of the second period with a 3-on-1 breakaway caused when two Warrior players took each other out of the play with a collision at their blue line.
“We make it hard on ourselves,” said Warriors head coach Dave Williamson. “We make too many errors, too many mistakes in our own end that results in a goal.”
The Warriors had opportunities of their own. In the second period, Matthew Blake worked around the Cabrini defense and went in on a breakaway, only to be denied a shot with a last-second poke check from behind by the Cabrini defense.
The Warriors got on the scoreboard at 5:44 of the second period. Austin Lukaschewski popped the puck past the Cabrini goalie with Tyler Hiltunen and Rudy Stuglin assisting.
Two minutes later, Hiltunen scored for the Warriors on a set-up from Blake and Dominic Doxen.
Kristin Doxen closed out the scoring in the second period with a Warriors goal. Blake got his second assist on the night in setting up the goal.
Lukaschewski opened-up the scoring in the third period for the Warriors. Rudy Stuglin got the puck to Andrew Williamson, who put a nice turnaround move on his Cabrini shadow. He then passsed the puck to Lukaschewski who blew it past the Cabrini goalie. It was the last goal in the game for the Warriors.
“I see a lot of good,” reflected Williamson. “We put up four nice goals tonight. The last goal scored by Lukaschewski was set up by Drew (Williamson). That was beautiful.”
Cabrini scored its first of four goals in the third period off a shot taken by a Warrior defenseman at the point. The shot hit the shin guards of Bradley Chavis for Cabrini. Chavis passed it up to the streaking Jacob Makie, who scored on the breakaway.
Cabrini’s tying goal was scored on a power play while a Warriors player sat out an interference penalty.
Cabrini’s fifth goal started with a face-off win in its end that turned into another breakaway for Jacob Makie on Day.
Makie closed out the scoring for Cabrini with his hat-trick goal at 5:17 in the third period.
The Warriors took a penalty with 2:50 left in the third period that kept them from mounting a comeback.
Coach Williamson commented that “there are things we need to work on and we’ll keep working on them in practice.”