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Bridgewater Completes Comeback

Bridgewater Completes Comeback



LYNCHBURG, Va.
– Bridgewater College completed the second half comeback for a 9-8 victory against Randolph in Saturday's ODAC contest at WildCat Stadium. The win breaks Bridgewater's three game losing streak and improves their record to 6-7. 

In a tightly contested matchup, Hunter Callan, Chris Voorhees, and Blake Mann contributed two goals each while goalie Kevin Metzger stopped 15 WildCat shots.

Bridgewater got on the board first when Mann assisted Sean MacLeish for his only goal of the contest with 8:20 remaining in the first period. The WildCats answered the MacLeish goal with one of their own to even the score at the end of the first. 

Mann needed only 57 seconds to find the back of the net with an unassisted goal in the second period. With Bridgewater and Randolph trading goals and the scored tied at three all, Ryan McHugh would find Callan for the goal giving Bridgewater a 4-3 advantage with 8:12 left in the period. Two unanswered goals gave the WildCats a 5-4 lead going into the half. 

Just shy of two minutes into the third period, Daniel Brown found Justin Calabrese who found the back of the net to even the game up at five. Voorhees added the second and final goal of the third quarter for the Eagles with an unassisted goal, giving Bridgewater the 6-5 lead.

With Randolph holding a 7-6 lead at the beginning of the fourth period, the Eagles scored three goals to finish their comeback. Voorhees knotted the game up on a man-advantage goal assisted by Brown to even the score at seven. 

Mann found the back of the net for the game winning goal from a Taylor Phipps assist with 8:15 remaining. Callan added his second goal of the game 4:11 after Mann's goal to give Bridgewater a two-goal advantage. 

Randolph made a strong push to even the game up at the end of regulation as they fired two shots with less than seven seconds remaining. With two seconds left in regulation, Metzger made his final stop of the game to save the victory for the Eagles. 

The Eagles will return to action on April 19 when they host Roanoke in an ODAC matchup. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.