FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The marathon goal-fest that was Saturday lead the Marksmen into the rubber match of the series on Sunday. Fayetteville was looking to win the series and keep their all time win percentage against Quad City above .500. Following the combined 13 goals of Saturday night, both goaltenders – Di Salvo for the Storm, Kelley for the Marksmen – and defenses knew that they needed to step it up.
The beginning of the game looked good as goaltending went. The first 17 shots of the game got stopped by the men in the crease, a reprieve from the fourth shot scoring as it did yesterday. The multiple misses on many attempts finally showed on the scoreboard as the Marksmen found the net, 11 minutes into the opening period. David Mazurek scored for the second time in as many days, giving Fayetteville a 1-0 lead. A beautiful goal found in front and forced through short-side.
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(Column: Preston Baker, Photos: Emily Fisher / Fayetteville Marksmen)