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Golden Bears skate past Hendersonville, Ravenwood
Dec 06, 2006 12:00 am
While Ravenwood's football team was failing to defend its BlueCross Bowl championship against Smyrna on Saturday night, the Raptors' reigning GNASH-winning hockey squad was dropping a 6-3 decision to Mt. Juliet.
Mt. Juliet jumped to an early lead when Jeong Choe scored on a pass from Drew Bracey. Tommy Lynch added another goal just 20 seconds later off a Justin Bracey pass.
Ravenwood roared back to tie the score in the second period.
Drew Bracey netted the puck for a 3-2 Mt. Juliet lead with just over two minutes left in the second. Choe and Drew Bracey set up a play to give Lynch his second goal of the night before the period ended.
Ravenwood rallied to within 4-3 with 8:24 left to play. But Brian Lawson scored at the 6:38 mark with Justin Bracey getting the assist.
Lynch capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.
Freshman goalie Andrew Manes stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Golden Bears, who improved to 5-0-1.
Mt. Juliet was coming off a 6-4 win over Hendersonville on Friday.
A determined Commando team skated to an early 2-0 lead.
Senior captain Lynch took advantage of a power play and scored from the blue line to cut the margin in half midway through the first period. Justin Bracey tied the match off a Lawson assist with 5:37 left in the first.
Hendersonville went back in front 3-2 at the 10:46 mark of the second. A pass from Justin Bracey to Choe tied matters at 3-3 18 seconds later.
Drew Bracey put Mt. Juliet ahead for the first time at the eight-minute mark of the second with Justin Bracey getting the assist. Drew added another goal early in the third period to lift the Bears to a 5-3 lead.
Hendersonville scored with just over 11 minutes to play.
Choe tallied his second goal of the night with 7:12 remaining.
Lynch, Lawson, Jacob Dilts, Brandon Thompson and Jamey Henry led the Mt. Juliet defense. Manes managed 17 saves on 21 shots.