Photo: Bryan Meeks
In front of a raucous opening night crowd to kick off their fifth season in Macon, the Mayhem got off to a strong start but dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime.
The Mayhem fed off the crowd and generated several high-end scoring chances in the first 20 minutes. Josh Koepplinger saw a shot from the left circle trickle through Danny Tirone’s equipment only to skitter wide of the net by inches. A few minutes later, Caleb Cameron set up Jimmy Soper for what looked like a tap-in goal, but Tirone made an incredible save with his left pad.
Macon found itself on back-to-back penalty kills to close out the first period. They fought off the first Fayetteville power play well, winning critical faceoffs in the defensive zone and wasting no time alleviating the pressure. Kevin Entmaa held his ground in goal, stopping all 12 shots he faced in the opening stanza.
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