J-D boys throttle F-M, 12-7

Twice, the Rams were on the road. The easy part came first, as J-D ventured to Homer last Tuesday night and blasted the Trojans 15-3.

By the end of the first quarter, the Red Rams were already in front 5-0, and it continued to pull further away, logging all of its goals in the first three quarters.

Daly found the net five times, adding an assist. Jeff Vetter had four goals, while Jim Marshall earned two goals and three assists. Centra and Rob Cooper got single tallies, with John Clark adding two assists.

J-D faced a much harder game at Cortland on Thursday. In fact, it had to go to overtime to pull out a 7-6 win over the Purple Tigers.

On a muddy field in cold conditions, Cortland went up early and had a modest 4-3 lead at halftime, but the Red Rams caught up by the end of the third quarter.

From there, it remained tense, and at 6-6, the game required overtime. It took 3:30 of OT before Marshall, held scoreless up to that point, ripped a shot past Cortland goalie Zach Zayac for the game-winner. Prior to that, Zayac had 18 saves.

For his part, Paz got 15 saves in his own splendid effort, and J-D's defense held Cortland star Joel White without a point.

Daly carried the Rams through regulation, earning two goals and two assists, while Clark got two goals and one assist and Edwards also found the net twice. Centra, Jared Knowles and Kingma earned assists. By winning, J-D kept intact its 31-game league win streak.

On this same frigid Thursday, F-M was grinding through its home opener with Oswego, needing its own rally to beat the Buccaneers 7-5.

Each side had their run in the first half. The Hornets raced to a 3-0 lead, only to see Oswego take charge in the second period and go up, 5-4, before the break.

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