Seriously, the goal came against the run of play in the second half. Bellevue was having all the possession and the Flames were chasing the game. However, CSM had a moment of brilliance to turn the game in their favor. The last minutes of the game, the Bellevue Bruins tried to attack with a series of long balls. CSM was up to the task and were able to thwart the aerial attack and shutout the Bruins.
CSM had a good first half but was unable to match the energy of the Bruins for a majority of the second half. I feel fortunate to beat the Bruins and hope that we play better the next time we face them.
With a win next weekend vs York, the Flames will host the conference tournament for the first time in 3 years. Let's hope the Flames capitalize on their good fortune versus a much improved York squad.
Swanger played the whole game in the Flames goal making 6 total saves. Our other Keeper Mollie Jones was out for most of the week with illness but was available at the game. Allyssa Valquier was unable to attend the game due to illness. Other Flames have also been battling illness this week. At the end of the game, any feelings of sickness turned to joy with the big win.
Shot totals: CSM 10 shots. Bellevue, 8 total shots. Bellevue's keeper had 6 saves also.
It is a big win for the Flames who now have a few days off over their fall break. Hopefully we will be ready to come back and finish the season strong!