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SEMIFINAL #2

12:45pm - St Ignatius vs Lyons

The Lions and Wolfpack meet for the third time in 2015 with a spot in the state championship game on the line on Saturday afternoon. St Ignatius got offensive to beat New Trier 20-9 on Friday, while Lyons put forth an unbelievable effort to get past Naperville Central 13-11 in the late game on Friday night. Which team will get one step closer to a potential state title with a win on Saturday in Lincolnshire?

 

BOX SCORE

FINAL

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St Ignatius

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8

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Lyons

12

 


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PLAY-BY-PLAY

PERIOD 1

- IGNATIUS STRIKES FIRST!!!!! 1-0 after an ejection (Brendan Stelmach goal)

- Two ejections in the first minute? Uh oh...could be one of those games. Shane Hughes blocks an LT try

- Thomas Waters provides the equalizer for LT after an ejection and the score is tied at 1-1

- Sam Enger makes a save on breakaway attempt but Lyons retains possession

- PENALTY! Lyons cannot convert and SICP heads the other way

- SHANE HUGHES!!!!!! 5 and a half pump fakes and a quick shot goes in and SICP leads 2-1 late in Q1

- Hughes on the counter! 3-1 Ignatius with :20 left in Q1

- Jack Linden makes a tremendous save from point blank range to keep it at 3-1 after Q1

ST IGNATIUS 3 LYONS 1

 

PERIOD 2

- THOMAS WATERS! 3-2 after Waters scores from the right wing after an ejection

- Linden makes a save on one end after an ejection and then Ignatius is called for another in transition

- Lyons can't convert and Ignatius is back to full strength

- Sam Szczepaniak converts a penalty shot to tie the game at 3-3

- After an ejection, Tommy Kaptur puts Lyons ahead 4-3 late in the first half

- MATT MCDONNELL!!! Lyons leads 5-3 with seconds left in the half

- SHANE HUGHES!!!!!!!!! Rebound goal with :00.16 left to cut the Lyons lead to 5-4 at the break

LYONS 5 ST IGNATIUS 4

 

PERIOD 3

- Szczepaniak strikes first for LT as the Lions take a 6-4 lead early in the second half

- Shane Hughes gets one back for the 'Pack to cut the LT lead to 6-5 with 3:54 left in Q3

- SHANE HUGHES!!!!! The junior tips a pass in and ties the game with Lyons at 6-6 in Q3

- Adam Cardone responds quickly for the Lions and they go back in front 7-6

- The period comes to an end with the Lions holding on to a one-goal lead

LYONS 7 ST IGNATIUS 6

 

PERIOD 4

- TOMMY KAPTURRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! The Lions senior makes it 8-6 with 5:04 remaining in Q4

- GOAL! IGNATIUS! GUESS WHO? No I'll just tell you...Shane Hughes scores his 6th and its 8-7 Lyons

- No it's not...9-7 because Tommy Kaptur has caught fire and puts Lyons back ahead by two

- GOAL! REBOUND! TOMMY KAPTUR! AGAIN! Lyons lead 10-7 over SICP with 3:24 left

- George Lundgren!!!!! 11-7!!!! 2:20 left and Ignatius needs a timeout

- Waters with the hat trick as 44 fans throw their hats in the water and Lyons leads 12-7 with 1:28 left

- Brendan Stelmach ends the Lyons run to cut the lead to 12-8 in the final minute

- That's it! Lyons beats St Ignatius 12-8 and will play Stevenson for the state title tonight at 8pm!!!!!!!

LYONS 12 ST IGNATIUS 8

 


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GAME RECAP

 

Lyons 12 St Ignatius 8

Tommy Kaptur scored 4 times and both Sam Szczepaniak and Thomas Waters each tallied 2 scores as LT outlasted St Ignatius 12-8 to advance to the state title game on Saturday night. Adam Cardone and Matt McDonnell each added one goal in the win for the Lions. Shane Hughes registered 6 goals and Brendan Stelmach put in 2 scores in the loss for the Wolfpack.

 

Scoring

SICP: Hughes 6, Stelmach 2

Lyons: Kaptur 4, Szczepaniak 2, Waters 2, Cardone, McDonnell

 


 

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