continued Yet it was one shot that F-M couldn't stop that triggered the game's decisive stretch. At the 4:17 mark of the second quarter, Liverpool's Kendall Keahey cut through the defenders and beat Hornets goalie Brian Bedell scored to cut F-M's lead to 2-1.
Less than a minute later, Lux answered, the first of three goals in a span of 1:05 that included Lux's third tally and a goal from Kroy Arnold that made it 5-1 and forced Liverpool to use a time-out.
But that did nothing to stop the Hornets. Dan Cahill and Kroy Arnold kept winning face-offs, and F-M kept attacking, and Lux kept converting, four times in a row, and it did not let up even when the Warriors' Peter Flood scored for his side.
By the time things had settled down, F-M had poured in seven goals in less than five minutes, and Lux had six of those goals. He said that the key to the whole surge was finding little spots to push through the zone, and then take bounce shots to get it past Liverpool goalie Dominick Madonna, who finished with 14 saves.
"We worked the zone real well and found gaps that we could exploit," he said.
Kenneally said that the key for Lux was not to shoot too hard, but to trust that he could get those bounce shots into the net, something that didn't happen in past match-ups with Liverpool.
"Kevin has a great understanding of the game," he said.
With a 9-2 lead going to the second half, the only suspense involved the length to which Lux could add to his seven-goal total. He got an eighth tally in the third quarter and, in the final period, tacked on two more to get him to double digits.
Even with this emotional and satisfying win, F-M could not relax, for it faces tough back-to-back weekend road games at Auburn on Friday and Skaneateles on Saturday.