What sudden-death gives, sudden-death takes away. After an exciting 3-2 overtime winner against Gorham, Yarmouth gave up a sudden-death goal with 28 seconds left for a 6-5 loss to Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse. The loss drops Yarmouth to a 1-2 record with the Clippers facing Maranacook in their final game before Christmas Break.
At 9:59 into the first period, Joe Truesdale ’18 started off the scoring when he buried a shot off a nice pass from Kurt Heywood ’19. Aidan Miller ’20 picked up the secondary assist.
Less than a minute later, Dom Morrill ’18 (Decker, May) extended the lead to two, but Mt. Ararat quickly cut the lead in half with a goal 16 seconds later. Three minutes later, Cooper May ’18 (Morrill) restored the two-goal lead as the Clippers out-shot Mt. Ararat 20-to-10 in the period.
The second period was just plain bizarre. Yarmouth played their best hockey of the year as they buzzed around the Mt. Ararat net and had numerous scoring chances. Although they only registered 12 shots on net, at least that many were blocked or went wide on quality scoring bids. However, Mt. Ararat took advantage of all of their scoring opportunities in transition and scored back-to-back goals in less than a minute to tie the game. John Decker ’18 (May, Morrill) restored the lead when he converted a beautiful pass from May, but six seconds later, Mt. Ararat tied the game and less than a minute later took the 5-4 lead.
In the third period, Yarmouth outshot Mt. Ararat 16-6, but struggled to find the back of net. Dom Morrill (May) finally tied the game with 5:53 left in regulation and the teams went into sudden-death overtime.
Despite outshooting Mt. Ararat 51-to-31 in the game, a defensive breakdown with 28 seconds left gave Mt. Ararat the overtime win.