Mazziota sparks Islanders victory
May 28, 2014 | 964 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Coming in from different ends of the spectrum, the (2-0) Penguins and the (0-3) Islanders had a common cause, play as a team, when they locked horns in a JCC of Bayonne Sr. Division Floor Hockey tussle. A confident bunch, the Penguins landed the first blow as Marek Mickiewicz made it 1-0 with a net jarring shot. Moments later, the Islanders tied the bout at 1 all as Logan Mozziota nailed a pinpoint scoring dart. Holding post at half court the Penguins’ Julian Giron turned a dead on pass from Josh Greenbaun into a 25 foot scoring bomb for a 2-1 Penguins’ lead. Not to be out done, the Islanders’ Drew Radil battled a zip-line pass to Logan Mazziota at the point as Mazziota drilled a 25 foot net gem making it 2 all. After enduring three costly stints in the penalty box, the short handed Penguins began to rattle apart as the Islanders built a 6-2 lead with Mazziota (1 goal, 1 assist), Malachi Smith (1 goal, 3 assists), and Drew Radil (2 goals) master minding the scoring bonanza. Down by a heap, the Penguins geared up for a comeback as goals by Mackenzie Woods and James Bajor put their squad back in the hunt as they cut the Islanders’ lead to 6-4. Soon after clawing back, the Penguins’ pressure offense threw another scare into the Islanders’ defense as blasts by Cee Jay Larino and Marek Mickiewicz ricocheted off the post. Fully awakened by the turn of events, the Islanders’ defense once again took control as Jake Peregrin, Jared Radil, John Bautista, Chloe Gregory, and Natallyah Teixera joined forces to corral the Penguins’ offense. With the Penguins held at bay the Islanders, Logan Mazziota put the finishing touches on his hockey masterpiece by surging in his fourth goal as the Islanders downed the Penguins 7-4. A special mention must be given to the Penguins’ Colin Woods for his leadership and effort.

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