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Hornets stay unbeaten, take out C-NS

Key second-quarter penalty turns game in Hornets' favor

— “Against their zone, once we started cutting and had some movement, I thought we generated much better shots,” Keneally said.

Debottis pulled one back for the host Northstars halfway through the period on a nifty low bouncing shot with his back to the goal to make a hat trick.

But F-M would tally two more points before Tyler Griffo scored the fifth and final C-NS goal of the night with a minute left in the quarter. DaRin and Dan Cahill each scored their second goals of the game on unassisted efforts.

DaRin intercepted a pass from Schenk, who found himself in trouble away from his net, and tossed in a shot on the empty net from 30 yards out.

Lux and Dan Wyman finished off the scoring in the fourth quarter, marking the third time in the game that F-M scored back-to-back goals less than a minute apart.

Wyman’s came less than 90 seconds into the period on another cut through the middle, the pass coming from Wilson this time. Lux muscled his way around the cage with a defender on his back to put in his third goal 47 seconds later.

Wilson led F-M with four points (two goals, two assists) and Clay Arnold contributed three assists. Lux’s three goals increased his team-leading total to 17.

Debottis’ hat trick gave him 13 goals on the season and Tyler Heldt’s goal and assist increased his team-high point total to 31.

The Hornets host Central Square next Tuesday, just before an April 19 rematch with the same Baldwinsville team it beat earlier this month and a highly-anticipated April 23 reunion with Liverpool, who knocked F-M out in the Class A semifinals each of the last two seasons.

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