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Bulldogs Beat Braves For 8th Straight Win Of The Season 



Anthony Vitale scored the eventual game winning goal as the Bellmore Merrick Bulldogs defeated the Syosset Braves 2-1. The Bulldogs moved to 8-3 on the year. The Braves dropped to 5-5 on the campaign. Joey Braglia made a series of show stopping saves in a winning effort for the Bulldogs. Nick Summa made twenty-two saves for the Braves. 

Neither team could find the back of the net in the first frame. With 10:59 gone by in the second stanza, Nico Buglione lit the lamp on the power play to open the scoring for the Bulldogs. Anthony Vitale scored his first career NYIHSHL varsity goal to extend the lead to two for Bellmore Merrick with 8:28 gone by in the third frame.  The Braves may have been down, but they weren’t out. Jake Gagliano put the Braves on the board with a power play goal at the 11:37 mark. The Braves went with an empty net in the final minutes of the game, but the Bulldogs fended off the comeback attempt to secure a 2-1 win. 

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)Assist(s)Goal Type
2nd10:39Nico Buglione (Bellmore Merrick)Nicholas Drogin, Collin RoulstonPower Play Goal (PPG)
3rd08:28Anthony Vitale (Bellmore Merrick)Chase Goldman, Jourdan LuskoffGame Winning Goal (GWG)
3rd11:37Jake Gagliano (Syosset)Joseph Fanelli, Zach NollPower Play Goal (PPG)

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stJoey Braglia (Bellmore Merrick)20 Saves, WinBackstopped the Bulldogs to their eighth consecutive win.
2ndNico Buglione (Bellmore Merrick)1 GoalOpened the scoring on the power play.
3rdAnthony Vitale (Bellmore Merrick)1 GoalThe first goal of his career won the game for the Bulldogs.
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