Lions shut out at Penn State Beaver

Fernando Cruz takes a shot on goal.
Fernando Cruz takes a shot on goal.

Beaver Falls, Pa. - Hazleton failed to crack the scoreboard on Saturday afternoon at Penn State Beaver who scored seven unanswered goals to issue Hazleton their third loss of the season. 

Beaver controlled the tempo all afternoon, keeping the pressure on the Hazleton defense throughout the contest. That pressure would lead to a steady wave of offense beginning in the sixth minute when Mishael Garcia struck for the game's first score. Beaver went on to tack on three additional goals in the first half, securing a four goal cushion at the midway mark. Hazleton limited Beaver to just one additional score through the first 33 minutes and change of the second half, but with just over ten minutes remaining in the game, Beaver tacked on a pair of late scores to spoil a solid defensive effort by Hazleton who fell by the final score of 7-0.

Ultimately it was too much time spent in their own half of the field that did in the Lions on Saturday. Beaver outshot Hazleton 60-4 in this one, with 32 of Beaver's attempts coming on goal. Bryce Dalpiaz (Liverpool, Pa.) did well to make 25 stops in goal and Jade Sency (Oneida, Pa.), Ethan Hendricks (Mifflinburg, Pa.) and Kelsey Sonntag (Bangor, Pa.) registered shots on goal for Hazleton but it was not enough to threaten the efforts from the home squad, Penn State Beaver. 

Next up: The Lions return to Hazleton for a weeknight PSUAC contest. Hazleton will host Penn State Lehigh Valley on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.