Northwood Shuts Down Woodbridge to Stay in Playoff Contention

(pictured above) was unstoppable on Wednesday, scoring 11 points (7g, 4a) to lead Northwood over Woodbridge by a 14-4 score. The win keeps the Timberwolves in contention for the Pacific Coast League championship and a berth in the post-season playoffs. Northwood has a league record of 7-1, Beckman is 8-0 in league. They play each other in their respective season finales next Thursday. If Northwood ends up in a tie for first with Beckman, depending on the leagues tie-break rules, they could end up with an automatic playoff bid. Stay tuned.

As impressive as Bellas’ performance was, the team defense was equally impressive, playing on game-long shut down mode. The T-Wolves allowed only four goals and nine shots on net. was a one-man wrecking crew winning 7/10 faceoffs, recovering eight groundballs, and causing four turnovers. Current Student Athlete of the Week Raiden Huang recovered six ground balls and caused two turnovers. picked up five ground balls and won 3 of 7 faceoffs.

(3g, 1a), (2g), (1g, 1a) and Laith Alsayed (1g) also tallied for the Timberwolves.  had five saves between the pipes.

Next up: Northwood finishes up with Sage Hill on Monday and Beckman on Thursday. Woodbridge plays Esperanza on Friday and will continue their schedule into May.

Author: MaxLaxOC Staff

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