Saturday, May 13, 2017
Fishers High School
Bishop Chatard High School
On May 13th, the Fishers Tigers faceoff against Bishop Chatard Trojans. With the loss of the last game against Zionsville High School still lingering, the Tigers look to start a new streak and come out on top this game.
With the mentality before the game that the Tigers would walk-up and take the game by storm, they would soon find out this is far from the truth. The first faceoff is won by the Trojans, however, the Tigers are quick to get the ball back and start their offensive threat. With just a minute off the clock the Tigers lead 1-0 after Andrew Borkowski dodges down the alley in an unsettled situation. None of the Trojans slide to Andrew after he beats his man on a dodge, leaving Andrew free rein to fire one past the goaltender. This lead is short lived. The Trojans go on to score 3 unanswered goals late in the first quarter, with one of those goals being within the last few seconds of the first quarter.
The Tigers only score one goal in the second on a man-up opportunity. The goal comes from Daniel Palladino. Daniel Palladino makes a timely cut through the center of the Trojans man-down unit and receives a pass from Everett Bindley. After receiving this pass, Daniel turns and shoots one past the goaltender to bring the score to 2-3. However, this celebration is short lived. The Trojans are next to score two goals. These goals come late in the second quarter, one of these even comes with one second left on the clock. The final score after the first half is 2-5. The Tigers can see this game slipping from their grasp right before their eyes.
Something must have clicked during the halftime intermission because the Tigers came out with a new desire to win and fuel to fight back. Andrew Borkowski is again the first to put one on the board. This goal comes unassisted. Next is Jonah Dunnuck, with a new hunger to score. Jonah takes shot after shot in the second half. This particular shot goes in with 4 seconds left on the clock in the third quarter. The game is now 4-5.
The theme of the game seemed to be score within the first few minutes of the quarter and then score again in the last few minutes. Collin Worley is the first to score in the fourth quarter. This goal occurs within the first minute of the fourth and comes unassisted after setting up at the top of the box to dodge down the alley. This is not Collin Worleyâs only goal this quarter. With under two minutes to go Collin Worley stings on past the goaltender, with a dodge and shot that looks identical from his first goal. This would go on to be the game winning goal, putting the Tigers lead to 6-5.
The Tigers defense stood strong and didnât allow the Trojans to score in the second half, Ben Goodman with 12 saves throughout the entire game. Trevor Hayes leading the defense with 2 groundballs and 4 caused turnovers. Within the last quarter alone 9 groundballs were acquired by the Tigers, 5 of which were accrued by Everett Bindley, who also won 6 out of 6 face-offs in the second half. The fight and desire to win after the halftime intermission proved to be the deciding factor in this game.
Written by: Colin O’Keefe