To Sweep or Not To Sweep?
To sweep. That was the answer for the RoadRunners on Friday night. A new night with new heroes as Topeka posted another five goals against second-place Texas to close out a winning trip to Frisco 5-2.
In a break from the norm, the second period ended up being the least busy of the three. Peter Halash found the back of the net by way of Tyler Andrew at 11:43 to give the RoadRunners a 1-0 lead heading into the second.
And it was early in the second that Kyle Sharkey netted his fourth goal of the weekend (at 4:09). Just seconds later, the Tornado struck back. Starting with Sean Conway who cut the lead in half at 4:35 and finishing with Brandon Hawkins’ period closer to tie the game at two.
RoadRunner fans mindful of seeing leads disappear were rightly apprehensive but, for tonight, it was wasted energy. The RoadRunners owned the third with goals from Jerad Tafoya and Brandon Brossoit (two, counting the empty netter) that sealed a 5-2 win and a much needed sweep over their division rival. With four points earned over the weekend, the RoadRunners close to within three points of Texas.
The RoadRunners return home for a nap before heading back out to play at Wichita Falls. Fans can catch all of the action at Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant next Friday and Saturday night. The game begins at 7pm but get there early as seats are limited. The RoadRunners return to Landon Arena on March first against the Wichita Falls Wildcats. One dollar from each walk-up ticket sale on that date will be used to help send Officers Gogian and Atherly’s families to Washington DC for the National Police Week Memorial. The Expocentre will match each dollar collected in this effort. For more information on tickets, call 785-286-PUCK or visit the Expocentre Box Office.