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Philadelphia's comeback falls short, Suffolk wins 5-3

The Rinx    Sat, Dec 15, 2012

The Suffolk Juniors came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the Philadelphia Revolution, but did just enough to escape with a 5-3 victory.

Suffolk led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Juniors' Nicholas Mangone's scored on the power play at 1:39 in the third period to put Suffolk up 4-1.

The Juniors pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 22 penalty minutes.

Suffolk was effective with a man advantage, and put in three goals while on the power play.

The Juniors were helped by Jason Reiter, who registered one goal. Reiter scored 2:44 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Michael Martino provided the assist. Suffolk also got points from Mangone, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Christopher Seeback, who also had one goal and one assist, and Matthew Gault, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Benjamin Sorkin also scored for Suffolk. More assists for Suffolk came via Cameron Smith, who had two and Daniel Lynch and Michael Gilroy, who contributed one a piece.

Philadelphia did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Revolution average 5.3 goals per game. Philadelphia forced Suffolk goalie Peter Fosso to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. The Revolution's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Philadelphia is averaging 2.1 goals against for the season.

The Revolution were helped by Chris Connor, who grabbed one goal. Connor scored 6:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Philadelphia. Zachary England picked up the assist. Philadelphia additionally got points from Justin Goldstein, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Philadelphia also got a goal from William Hayden as well. In addition, Philadelphia received assists from Travis Kauffman, Donald Willier, Daniel Coley, and Jeffery Mitchell, who each chipped in one.

Fosso rejected 38 shots on goal for the Juniors. Griffin Strain recorded 19 saves for Philadelphia. The Revolution incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.