Furious Third Lifts Topeka Over Texas 2-1
Same score, different result. With late game heroics mirroring the Tornado’s (17-8-1) late game victory on Friday, the RoadRunners (16-5-3) whipped up some last minute magic of their own while winning 2-1.
Aside from a slightly diverting four player brawl in the second, there is not much to say about the game’s opening frames. Flash forward to 6:07 of the third for the first goal of the night, which gave Texas the lead 1-0 off the blade of Michael Hoy. Four minutes later, Tyler Andrew would find the net, tying the game at one-a-piece.
Seconds after the Andrew goal, the Tornado found the net again to take the lead. Or did they? Further review determined that the goal posts had come loose prior to the puck finding the net, negating the score. The game remained tied going into the final three minutes.
Much like Friday’s game, the Tornado pressed the attack in the RoadRunners defensive zone, requiring Mackenzie Sawyer to fend off several shots.
Unlike that game, the RoadRunners were able to clear the zone. At 17:13, Kyle Sharkey circled the Tornado net and found the barest amount of space between Hunter Leisner’s skate and the post, thrusting Topeka ahead 2-1 and the win.
The RoadRunners and Tornado complete this three game series tomorrow night at 6pm. For more information on tickets, call 785-286-PUCK or visit the Expocentre Box Office.