Falcons Lead Best of Three series 1-0 with a 4-2 Win over the Titans in Game 1.
Jeremy Schofield (#6) opened the scoring for the Titans with his 2nd goal of the playoffs 1:30 into the game. Saverio Romano (#4) answered for the Falcons with his 13th, assisted by Meghan Hines (#29) late in the 1st period. On the goal Saverio deked out the defenceman and then beat goalie Neil Mercer (#67).
In the 2nd period, the Titans regained the lead 2-1 on Jeremy’s 3rd of the playoffs. On the goal Torrance Ho (#30) got a piece of the ball, but Jeremy’s powerful shot still got pass the goalie. However the Falcons had another answer on Meghan Hines 1st Goal of the playoffs, whose shot trickled through the goalie to tie the game 2-2. Saverio Romano assisted on the goal, 1st of 2 assists in the game.
Lorne Donnelly scored his 1st 2 goals of the 2013 playoffs in the 3rd period, helping the Falcons take their first lead and eventually winning game 1. On one of the goals, Lorne scored on the wrap around with his backhand. Titans had a few close chances to score in 3rd, but the ball bounced off the top of the net.
The Falcons defence played a huge role in their win, Tara Gibson (#74), Sam Palmeire (#1), and Steven Davis (#23) all made amazing plays to stop the Titans on the breakaway.
Honourable mentions to Nicole Neeson (#5), Brandon Hibbs (#21), Matthew Vocino (#13), Matthew Cockburn (#87), Sergio Correia (#26) of the Titans, and Bill Rankin (#60) of the Falcons who all played a great game.