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HOCKEY: South Lyon Unified extends winning streak with win over Farmington

Senior forward Sean Carroll and senior defenseman Nick Burton led the South Lyon Unified hockey team to its season-best third victory in a row, a 5-1 victory over the Farmington Falcons at a hockey game played Saturday night at the Kensington Valley Ice House.

Carroll had two goals. Burton chipped in with a goal and an assist - the goal the eventual game winner coming on a power play. South Lyon executed on 40 percent of their power-play opportunities for the contest.

The lone goal of the first period came by Carroll, who picked up a pass from senior defenseman Grant Widger on the right boards in the neutral zone, streaked up the ice and placed a perfect shot along the ice to open the scoring. Senior defenseman Jake Burnia also assisted on the play, his first point as a varsity player. South Lyon outshot the Falcons 16-9 during the initial stanza.

With the score tied 1-1 in the second period, the Falcons placed themselves shorthanded for an extended period with a rash of penalties, with South Lyon taking full advantage to gain a two goal advantage.

The first goal by Burton was a blast along the ice, a minute and eight seconds later, goal number two came from junior forward Corey Robertson on a wrap around. Senior Matt Wisniewski and defensive partner junior Blake Robertson started the play at the blue line on a nifty give and go.

South Lyon took a three-goal advantage into the third on a toe drag wrist shot that struck the top of the cage by senior forward Cory Haas, the unassisted tally came with only 3:09 left in the period with South Lyon again outshooting the Falcons 13-8.

South Lyon continued to apply the pressure in the third period outshooting the Falcons 13-5 but could only muster one goal, when Burton picked up a loose puck in the defensive zone and found sophomore forward Joey Taiariol streaking through the neutral zone into the offensive zone, his perfectly centering pass found Carroll at the door step of the crease for the re-direction and the tally.

South Lyon junior goalie Aaron Callan turned aside 21 of 22 shots for the victory, a victory that placed South Lyon over the .500 mark overall for the first time this season.

Last Updated: 1/21/2013 4:21:10 AM EST

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