continued The Warriors out-shot the Eagles 9-7 in the second 40 minutes, Including the two scoring chances 1:17 apart.
“I wanted to put the ball hard on net,” Sherman said. “I knew that it would knuckle if I hit it hard. We didn’t gat a lot of opportunities on the net, so we wanted to make sure that we made them count.”
Sherman said that he had thought he scored a second goal in the 60th minute but then watched as the ball deflected off the crossbar and onto the foot of Bigelow.
“That is the way that I have played all year,” Bigelow said. “The shot looked like it could have gone in, but I just crashed the net and was there for the rebound.”
Sayward finished the game with 12 saves for the Warriors.
“I can’t take the credit alone,” Sayward said after the game. “The defense played a great game and I made the saves when I had to.”
The win out the Warriors four points ahead of the Eagles in Division II with two games left to play. The team could clinch the title with a win against Westport Oct. 18.
Meanwhile, in a battle for third place in the division, the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions scored a pair of goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 victory over the Northern Adirondack Bobcats. Hunter Mowery scored on a Nate Allott assist in the 20th minute to open scoring, while Connor Aphtorp scored in the 60th minute and Tyler White scored in the 74th minute.
The Lake Placid Blue Bombers also scored a Division II win with a 4-2 tally over Westport as Hunter Wilson, Haile Thompson, Elias Smith and Andrew Meister scored for the Blue Bombers.
Cooper Sayward scored both of the Eagles goals just 1:13 apart from each other.