Downingtown East Varsity opened our season with an exciting overtime victory over Owen J Robert’s Friday night 6-5.
East jumped out to a 1 goal lead toward the end of the first period when first year Sophomore Parker Nassour scored his first career varsity goal on a bank shot off OJR goalie from behind the net.
East fell behind 3-1 before Senior Jacob McCallion cut OJR’s lead to 3-2 with 3 minutes remaining in the second period.
In the 3rd period East tied the game at 3 when Senior Matt Sano scored on a rebound in front of the net, then took a 4-3 lead when Sophomore Jack Wolf scored on a snipe from the top of the circle.
OJR then tied it at 4-4 before Junior RJ Fullerton gave East the lead again with 3:30 left in the game when he scored on a scrum from in front of the net. OJR would strike again 10 seconds later to tie the game at 5-5 and send it to overtime.
In OT, Freshman Brody Matthews scored his first career varsity goal of a nice face off win by RJ Fullerton to give East the win 6-5.
It was a very exciting action filled win to open the season. In all, six different players scored for East and Junior goaltender Ian Warter made 38 saves in net.
East next plays next Friday night Nov 5th against Roman Catholic at the Flyers Skate Zone in the Northeast.
– Coach Brian LaBuono