Game Recap October 26, 2012
Lehigh vs. Villanova
Villanova met Lehigh in a league matchup at Lehigh’s home ice at the Steel Ice Center. The puck dropped at 8pm as the game got on its way with a quick goal off a rebound shot in the first period. Lehigh kept the offensive surge throughout the first period scoring two more goals off a turnover in the opponent’s defensive zone and a wrap around the net assist. By the end of the first period Lehigh out shot Villanova 9 to 6 with Villanova putting 2 goals on the scoreboard closing the gap and making the score 3-2 with Lehigh ahead at the end of the first period. With the second period underway Lehigh kicked it up a notch scoring 5 unanswered goals off 12 shots compared to Villanova’s 5 shots in the second period. Joe Ludato carried the offensive barrage putting up a hat trick with one goal in the first period and two in the second period. The other 3 unanswered goals came from a power play advantage, outstanding puck movement in the offensive zone and great individual hustle causing a turnover. By the end of the second period Lehigh out shot Villanova 21 to 12 totaling 5 assists and moving the score to 8-5 in the process. With the third period about to start Lehigh looked to preserve the lead and pick up the defense to shut the door on Villanova; however, the scoring didn’t stop there. Villanova answered back with three more goals two of them off a power play and unfortunate line change in the third period to make the score 8-5. Yet Lehigh remained on top putting in 2 more goals with a one on one deke with the goalie and a three on two advantage off an intercepted pass. The third period moved to a close and the final score ended 10-5 with Lehigh taking the league win and outshooting Villanova 28 to 24 moving Lehigh to 8-3-1 for the season.