Nighthawks Win in OT

The Del Norte Nighthawks had a thrilling 6-5 double overtime victory over the host San Marcos Knights last week, April 27th.

The Nighthawks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after an unassisted goal by freshman Luke WelchDusty Yohner tallied his first of the night a few minutes later, assisted by Luke Welch, to give the Nighthawks a 2-0 lead.  San Marcos struck first in the 2nd Quarter to make it a one goal game, before Shervin Rafie finished off a nice feed from Brandon Collins to make the score 3-1.  San Marcos answered right back, to make it a one goal game, before Yohner netted his second of the game prior to halftime to give the Nighthawks a 4-2 lead at the break.

San Marcos rattled off 3 straight goals in the 3rd & 4th quarter, taking a 1 goal lead late in the 4th Quarter.  Craig Zeigler won the ensuing face-off and found an open lane to tie the score at 5 seconds later.

After a scoreless first overtime period, Zeigler & Tyler Chambers won the opening draw of the 2nd overtime period.  After a quick timeout, Yohner dodged hard to his right and fed Rafie on the far side of the crease for the game winner.

Tyler Chambers had a monster game with 6 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers, while Zeigler won 10 of 13 face-offs to go along with his game-tying goal.

Yohner finished with 2 goals and an assist, while Rafie finished with 2 goals and Welch chipped in with 1 goal and an assist.