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  Quarterfinal #2: Lincoln-Way Central vs Stevenson

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QUARTERFINAL #2

5:45pm - Lincoln-Way Central vs Stevenson

The Knights will look to keep their magical run going on Friday evening when they make their first-ever state tournament appearance. They will have their work cut out for them, as the Patriots will play a home game after earning their fourth-straight trip to the Big Dance.

 

Lincoln-Way Central battled to a 21-10 mark in 2015 after opening the season on a seven-game winning streak and closing the regular season with a three-game skid. After losing to three Top 5 teams at the Stevenson Tournament in Week 9, they turned things around by beating Andrew, LWN and Sandburg to win the LWN Sectional.

 

Stevenson posted an impressive 26-6 record this season, with three losses coming to #1 Fenwick and two others coming against #2 Naperville Central (the other loss was to Missouri-based SLUH in April). They beat the Knights and Neuqua Valley to close out the regular season before winning the BG Sectional with a 15-7 victory over Wheeling.

 

As previously mentioned, the Patriots defeated the Knights 12-1 on May 9 in the same location as Friday's contest.

 

BOX SCORE

FINAL

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LWC

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4

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Stevenson

12

 


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PLAY-BY-PLAY

PERIOD 1

- Big defensive stand early by the Knights as the first minute has gone by without a scoring chance

- Offensive foul called prevents Alex Kapecki from scoring the opener after his backhand went in

- Both teams force turnovers as the first two minutes have passed without a score

- Shaurya Gilani denies an outside shot attempt by Pat Burke and LWC gets a new shot clock

- Cris Tomasetti has a shot from the left side ricochet off the post and the Knights get to the rebound

- Andrew Shashin records the first goal of the game from inside 4m and Stevenson leads 1-0!

- Alex Kapecki scores on the Patriots' next possession and Stevenson leads 2-0

- Cody Torres connects on a lob shot on the other end to trim the advantage to 2-1

- Kurt Holzer records his first in transition and the Patriots go back ahead by two

- Holzer scores again after an ejection and Stevenson takes a 4-1 lead into the final minute of Q1

- Shashin adds his second of the period from 2m with 0:33 left and Stevenson leads 5-1

- Jake Burke makes a late save after a LWC turnover and the period ends with the hosts ahead by four

STEVENSON 5 LWC 1

 

PERIOD 2

- Collin Kapecki scores from 4m after the teams traded possessions for a 6-1 Stevenson lead

- Kapecki scores his second straight goal after an ejection to make it 7-1

- Burke makes another block and LWC earns an ejection but they turn it over soon after

- Burke blocks another shot to keep the Knights within six...and then another! Still 7-1 with 2:11 left in Q2

- LWC timeout with 1:40 left in the first half

- Dan Maleski scores his first of the night to make it 8-1 late in the period

- The Knights get a stop right before the end of the half as they trail the hosts 8-1

STEVENSON 8 LWC 1

 

PERIOD 3

- The teams trade possessions before a lob attempt by Luke Bloodgood comes up short

- LWC makes a stop and Zach Otto scores in transition to cut the Stevenson lead to 8-2

- Burke makes a save and then comes out to make a steal after a no-look pass attempt by Shashin

- Torres fires a shot from the right side that hits the post and Stevenson recovers

- Kurt Holzer makes a steal but his pass ahead results in a missed opportunity and LWC takes over     

- Matt Klock draws an ejection but the Knights cannot muster up a shot on goal

- Collin Kapecki ends the Patriots' scoring drought and Stevenson leads 9-2 late in Q3

- The period ends without a scoring chance and Stevenson leads 9-2 after three periods

STEVENSON 9 LWC 2

 

PERIOD 4

- Pat Burke connects on a penalty shot early in the period to cut the Stevenson lead to 9-3

- A response comes from Maleski from inside 4m and Stevenson holds a 10-3 lead with 5:02 left

- Burke scores from 9m and his second in a row makes the score 10-4

- Jake Burke blocks Rahul Arun's attempt from close range and LWC takes over

- LWC timeout with 1:46 left in regulation

- The Patriots get a stop and Collin Kapecki scores his fourth of the game in transition; 11-4 Stevenson

- Another stop leads to another goal as Maleski nets his third for the Patriots

- The clock expires as Stevenson beats LWC 12-4 to advance to the state semifinals!

STEVENSON 12 LWC 4

 


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GAME RECAP

 

Stevenson 12 Lincoln-Way Central 4

Collin Kapecki recorded 4 goals,  Dan Maleski scored 3 times and both Andrew Shashin and Kurt Holzer scored 2 times as the Patriots earned a 12-4 victory over Lincoln-Way Central on Friday. The hosts put together a 6-0 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Knights, who were led by Pat Burke's 2 second-half goals.

 

Scoring

LWC: P. Burke 2, Otto, Torres

Stevenson: C. Kapecki 4, Maleski 3, K. Holzer 2, Shashin 2, A. Kapecki

 


 

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