IHSA Senior A LEAGUE Round 15 Game 2
Falcons 2 - Jokers 1 (Shoot-out)
Reece Boundy fired the deciding tie breaking goal in an extra over time shoot out as the Adelaide Falcons took home two points in an overtime win over the Adelaide Jokers in Senior A League play last week at Thebarton.
Both teams battled throughout the tight match with the Falcons leading 1 - 0 after the opening period, when James Hearne scored on a pass from Boundy and Bethanie Kavanagh in the opening minute of play.
The Jokers evened the score at 1 - 1 in the second period when Andrew Smith converted a pass from Nathaniel Benson and Tim Freer just after the five minute mark in the middle frame.
Play was tight as both sides played a defensive game in the third period with only six shots on goal each, and 22 shot each side in the regulation three periods. Jokers rookie goalie Jeremy Friederich stopped 21 shots his way, while his counterpart Ian Hunter blocked 21 in regulation and then closed the door in the shoot out to earn the overtime win.
Boundy (pictured) was the first shooter for the Falcons, and he proved to be the only scorer, after the Jokers failed to score on their three attempts. It was Boundy’s second shoot out decider of the season after he scored the overtime shootout winner to beat the Tigers 2-1 in a Round 2 A League match back in April.
The victory improves the Falcons A League season mark to 5 - 6 - 2 - 0 for 19 points on the ladder, only three points behind the first pace Redwings who hold two games in hand on the Falcons.
The Jokers drop to 2 - 7 - 1 - 1 for 9 points and fifth place in the standings.
The Jokers have a bye in Round 16 this Sunday 23 July, however the Falcons are back in action when they meet the Blackhawks in an 8:30pm match. The Redwings play the Tigers in the curtain raiser starting at 7:00pm.
SCORING - Falcons -19:20 - James Hearne (B. Kavanagh, R. Boundy)
PENALTIES - Falcons - 4:19 - Tristian Reese (Delay of Game)
SCORING - Jokers - 14:55 - Andrew Smith (N. Benson, T. Freer)
PENALTIES - Jokers - 11:40 - Scott Palmer (Slashing): Falcons - 7:33 - Rob Bloomfield (Interference)
SCORING - No Scoring
PENALTIES - Falcons - 13:07 - James Hearne (Hooking): Falcons - 3:45 - Sean Castellano (Roughing)
SHOOTOUT SCORING - Reece Boundy (unassisted)
SHOOT OUT 1 2 3 Total
Jokers 0 0 0 0
Falcons 1 0 - 1
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd SO Total
Falcons 8 7 6 1 22
Jokers 9 7 6 - 22
GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Ian Hunter: Jokers - Jeremy Friederich
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Damien Smith: Linesmen - Dave Gal & Chris Oxlad
Scorer - Sarah Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese