Syracuse Crunch Sweep Cleveland On The Road

Friday, October 11, 2019

Syracuse Crunch (1-0-1-0) – 2
Cleveland Monsters (2-1-0-0) – 1

The Syracuse Crunch earned their first win of the season Friday night in Cleveland downing the Monsters 2-1. Alex Barre-Boulet scored his first goal of the season at 9:16 of the first, a deflection off a Luke Schenn shot.

The Crunch doubled their lead to 2-0 while on the power play just 1:24 into the second period. Cal Foote fed Ross Colton in the slot who slid the puck over to a wide open Peter Abbandonato. Abbandonato fired home the one-timer for his first professional goal. The Monsters capitalized on a turnover 12:59 into the period to make it a one goal game.

Syracuse held on in the third to earn the 2-1 victory. Scott Wedgewood made 31 saves for the Crunch.

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Peter Abbandonato (@SyracuseCrunch)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Syracuse Crunch (2-0-1-0) – 6
Cleveland Monsters (2-2-0-0) – 3

The Crunch completed their sweep of the Monsters Saturday night in Cleveland by a score of 6-3. Twelve Crunch players recorded a point in the win and Louis Dominigue earned his first victory of the season with 30 saves.

Nolan Valleau opened the scoring 4:26 into the game to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead. The Monsters scored the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead midway through the opening frame. Syracuse tied the score at 2 after Gemel Smith picked up a rebound off a Cal Foote shot, circled around the net, and centered the puck to Dennis Yan who fired it home.

Three minutes later they regained their one-goal lead after Danick Martel banked a shot off the back of the Monsters goalie from behind the goal line. The lead was double to 4-2 at 4:12 in the second thanks to a Abbandonato power-play goal.

Cleveland got back to within one goal at the 9:27 mark before Barre-Boulet added one more goal to end the period with the visitors ahead 5-3. Otto Somppi added one more in the third.

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The Crunch are back in action when they travel to Utica on Wednesday for the Comets home opener.

TOP PERFORMERS

Cal Foote - 4 Assists
Peter Abbandonato - 2 Goals
Scott Wedgewood - 31 saves, 1 Goal Against

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