MACON, GA- Six different players scored the six goals for the Macon Mayhem, as the team out dueled the Fayetteville Marksmen to win 6-5.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Fayetteville scored the first goal of the game just about six minutes in, as Joe Kalisz scored to make it 1-0 Marksmen. Darren McCormick answered with a backhand goal with 1:17 left in the first period to tie the game. Stephen Pierog delivered a great pass to McCormick on the two-on-one to spring him. With just 28 seconds left, Kalisz tallied his second goal on the power play to make it 2-1.
There were five goals scored in the second period between the two teams. John Schiavo started the scoring to make it 3-1 before the Mayhem scored four unanswered goals. Jeff Sanders and Daniel Echeverri scored on rebound opportunities to tie the game at 3-3. Dylan Denomme then scored his first career professional goal to make it 4-3. Stephen Pierog scored on a top-corner shot to make it 5-3 Mayhem before the end of the second period.
The Marksmen battled back in the third period, but they could never tie the game up. Jake Wood scored on the power play to cut the lead to one, but Dennis Sicard scored shortly after to make it 6-4. Despite Schiavo’s second goal of the game to bring the Mayhem lead back to one, the Mayhem held on to win 6-5.
The Mayhem’s second period was their third period of the season in which they have scored four goals. They have now scored 40 goals in their last eight games and have scored at least four goals in seven of their last eight games.
Four different players recorded multiple points for the Mayhem. Pierog (goal and two assists) and Gentzler (three assists) led the way with three points. Darren McCormick and Dylan Denomme tallied a goal and an assist apiece in the game.
The Mayhem allowed three power play goals in tonight’s game, as they have now allowed 12 power play goals in 10 games this season. They have allowed at least one power play goal in eight of the ten games they have played.