Air Force advances after win over Bellarmine

May 6, 2016 - Finding Carter

Air Force surfaced a Bellarmine Knights, 10-8, in a Southern Conference Championship semi-finals, Thurs. May 5, in Richmond, Va.  The Falcons (14-2, 7-0 SoCon) extend their win strain to 14 straight.  Bellarmine caps their deteriorate with a 6-9 altogether record and a 3-4 symbol in SoCon action.

The Falcons struck early as Cameron Carter found Chris Walsch for a initial idea of a game, 51 seconds into a initial quarter.  The idea noted Walsch’s 55th point this season, restraining his personal deteriorate best from 2015.  Bellarmine struck behind with a idea from Brian Wall at 10:08 remaining in a first.

Andrew Tien scored his 16th goal of a deteriorate after anticipating an opening to recover a lead, 2-1.  The Knights responded with an unassisted goal two mins later, knotting a score, 2-2, during a finish of a initial quarter.

One notation into a second quarter, Danny Brown found Walsch for his second idea of a day.  The movement continued behind and onward as Bellarmine’s Brian Wall found a nylon one notation later for his second goal.

Walsch returned a favor, anticipating Carter open for his ninth idea of a season.  The Knights would tie a diversion again with Dylan Gatt’s idea at 5:00 remaining in a initial half. The Falcons and Knights entered halftime tied during four.

Air Force hold a initial half advantage in belligerent balls scooping adult 12 to Bellarmine’s 10, while a Knights took 14 shots to a Falcon’s 13.  Both teams won 5 faceoffs and both idea keepers done 4 saves.

Bellarmine took their initial lead of a diversion following Andrew Schoeneck’s idea 12 seconds into a second half.  Nick Hruby netted a idea from Tien’s support with only over 6 mins remaining in a third entertain to tie a diversion during five.

With 2:11 remaining in a third quarter, Danny Brown found Walsch for his third idea of a diversion and fifth shawl pretence on a season.  The Falcons extended a lead, 7-5, with Tien’s second idea of a day from Cameron Carter’s assist.

Hruby found Marcus Ward open for his eighth idea of a deteriorate and a 4 idea strain early in a fourth quarter, giving a Falcons their largest lead of a game, 8-5.

The Knights ceased a idea strain with dual goals of their possess from Gatt and Tucker Ciessau to slight a lead to one goal.

Walsch done his 27th assist of a deteriorate after anticipating Christopher Allen for his initial idea of a game.  Walsch’s support tied him for initial in a Falcon record book for single-season assists.  Allen has netted a idea in 13 uninterrupted games this season.

Tien warranted his third indicate of a diversion after he assisted Danny Brown with his ninth idea of a deteriorate with only over a notation remaining in regulation.  The Knight’s Schoeneck found a behind of a net with 21 seconds in regulation.  The Falcons hold a Knights off for a residue of a game, finalizing a SoCon semi-final game, 10-8.

Seven Falcons netted goals on a diversion and 4 Falcons had 3 points or more.  Walsch led a group with 5 points from 3 goals and dual assists.  Tien tied a personal diversion best with 4 points from dual goals and dual assists. Brown, Carter, Walsch and Tien had dual assists every while Hruby tallied one. Alex Warden hold a Knight’s heading scorer Tucker Ciesseau to one idea on a game.

Air Force took 28 shots and picked adult 24 belligerent balls while a Knights took 25 shots and scooped adult 20 belligerent balls. Goalkeepers Doug Gouchoe and Max Cartor had 7 saves apiece.

The Falcons will block off opposite a leader of a semi-finals matchup between Richmond and High Point in a SoCon Championship, May 7, at noon ET, in Richmond, Va.

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