Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/7/19
Xavier Salley scored with 1:22 remaining in overtime to lift visiting Avon Grove to a 7-6 win over Central Bucks East Saturday night, keeping the Devils perfect at 5-0.
The Patriots (3-2) trailed the Devils, 6-4, heading into the fourth quarter, but rallied to knot the score. Ryan Eife scored a man-up goal assisted by Jimmy Knepp, and Ryan Stout converted the equalizer with 5:45 remaining.
East won the face-off at the start of overtime but failed to score.
Earlier, the Devils led 2-1 after one quarter and 3-2 at halftime.
Zach Augustine led the Devils with three goals and Salley had a pair. Tom Savory and Jackson Muller each had a goal and an assist and Mike Russo dished two assists. Zac Hanway posted 11 saves in goal.
Ryan Carroll and Eife each scored a pair of goals while Stout added a goal and an assist for CB East. Stout also scooped up a team-high five ground balls. Ryan Gray had a single goal as well as a caused turnover. Knepp had three assists to go along with a ground ball.
Jake Kueny won 11 face-offs and also scooped up four ground balls. Liam Rosenthal was credited with five saves in goal.
Avon Grove has a big week coming up. The Devils travel to Downingtoen East Tuesday and undefeated Kennett on Thursday before a trek to Lancaster to meet Manheim Township on Saturday.
Central Bucks East will travel to Central Bucks West for a conference showdown on Tuesday (7:15 p.m.).
Avon Grove 7, Central Bucks East 6, OT
Ag 2-1-3-0-1 = 7
Xavier Salley 2g (GW)
Mike Russo 2a
Zach Augustine 3g
Tom Savory 1g 1a
Jackson Muller 1g 1a
Zac Hanway 11 saves
Jimmy Knepp 3A
Ryan Stout 1G 1A, 5 GB
Ryan Carroll 2G
Ryan Eife 2G
Ryan Gray 1G, 1 CT
Jake Kueny – 11 face off wins, 4 GB
Liam Rosenthal – 5 saves
Evan Bullotta – 2GB, 3 CT
Joe Beahan – 1GB
Jimmy Knepp – 1GB
Ben Yerkes – 1GB, 1 CT
Jake Parker – 1GB
Connor Martin – 1CT
Avon Grove 2-1-3-0-1 7
Central Bucks East 1-1-2-2-0 6