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Early Surge Lifts Marksmen in 5-3 Win, Secures Playoff Spot

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Opening up their final home series of the season, the Marksmen looked to continue their winning ways. The Quad City Storm invaded Fayetteville for the first-time ever Friday night. The Marksmen knew this was an important game, as a win here guaranteed their spot in the hunt for the President’s Cup.

The game started off with a familiar face being sent to the penalty box for the Storm. Former Marksmen forward Mike Casale got sent to the box for a violation of Rule 75.2 (ii), resulting in an Unsportsmanlike Conduct call. Fayetteville would continue to benefit from their trade made just weeks ago as they converted on the power play from Brandon McMartin’s second goal in his second weekend with the team. Fayetteville was on the board just a few minutes in.

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(Column: Preston Baker, Photo: Emily Fisher / Fayetteville Marksmen)