Ravens Fall to Providence Day, 11-7
RALEIGH, NC – Despite three goals from junior Jamie Herakovich, and two from sophomore McLean Voelkel, the Ravens were defeated by the Providence Day Chargers, 11-7, in front of a packed Stefanou Field. The loss ends the Ravens’ two-game winning streak, and drops their record to 4-4.
Herakovich scored the first goal of the game three minutes into the first quarter, before the Chargers (11-2) scored three straight goals to put the Ravens behind 3-1. A goal by junior Grady Finch with 50 seconds remaining pulled the Ravens to within one as the first quarter came to a close.
Herakovich tied the game at three on an extra-man goal, with an assist from sophomore Cole Cutter, at 7:27 of the second quarter. The Chargers would score two straight goals to push their lead, before Herakovich completed his hat-trick at 3:44 to pull the score to 5-4. A Chargers goal with 2:48 remaining in the second quarter increased their lead to 6-4, as both teams went into halftime.
McLean Voelkel scored 22 seconds into the third quarter to pull the Ravens to within one, before tying the game less than five minutes later with his second goal of the day. Providence Day would score with 1:18 remaining in the quarter to break the tie. A point-blank save by junior goaltender Mitch Renfrow on a last-second McLean Voelkel shot ended the third quarter, with the Ravens trailing by one.
The Chargers would use a four-goal run throughout the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. The Ravens would not score until 46 seconds remained in the game, with Robert Vaughan tallying the game’s final goal.
Senior attackman Steve Onak led the Chargers with five goals and three assists, while fellow senior attackman Patrick White contributed three goals and two assists. Renfrow made 17 saves in the victory, including 10 at point-blank range. According to coach Kapatos, “If we finished half of the point-blank shots he saved, the final score would’ve been a lot different.”
The Ravens outshot Providence Day, 33-27, recorded more ground balls (25-21), and caused 15 turnovers. However, Providence Day controlled the face-off circle from start to finish, winning 12 of 18.
The Ravens travel to Greensboro to face the Greensboro Day Bengals (8-6) on Tuesday, April 16th, at 6:00 p.m.