FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A win and you’re in was the motto for the Fayetteville Marksmen Friday night. With a win, Fayetteville would clinch their spot in the playoffs for the first time as the Marksmen. The idea was simple, the execution of the idea was the difficult part.
For the first time ever, the Quad City Storm visited Fayetteville and the Crown. The Storm, a first year team, came in fighting to keep their hat in the ring for the postseason. Both teams needing as many points as they can, both for very different reasons. Friday night was a very important game in the history of the Marksmen, and they delivered.
The Marksmen came out on fire, scoring four times in the first 11 minutes. They rode that lead all the way to a game securing, empty net goal in the final minute. The 5-3 win for the Marksmen secured their spot in the playoffs, but it’s the work all summer and all season that really clinched that spot.
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(Column: Preston Baker, Photo: Emily Fisher / Fayetteville Marksmen)