Four Second Period Goals Propel Monarchs to Victory

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Matt Marcinew on Dec. 22, 2017 (Photo Credit: Brad Drey)

The Manchester Monarchs grew their current road winning streak to three games with a 5-2 victory over the Reading Royals on Friday night.

Manchester trailed by a goal heading into the first intermission, but responded 18 seconds into the second period thanks to a Sam Kurker rebound that he quickly placed in the back of the net.

The Monarchs would take a lead 18 seconds after that on a shot Matt Marcinew re-directed from David Kolomatis’ blast near the top of the right circle.

Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman would add two more goals for the Monarchs before the end of the period and Spencer Watson would add an insurance goal in the third period.

Michael Huntebrinker scored both of Reading’s goals, his first multi-goal game this season and his second multi-point game since the start of December.

With the win, Manchester (18-9-1-1) improved to a league best .722 winning percentage on the road, growing their divisional lead to six points after Wheeling and Adirondack lost in other Friday night action.

Manchester and Reading will meet again at Santander Arena on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.