The tug-of-war-like match started with an early Landon lead; the Bears scored their first two goals a little more than halfway into the first period. The Bulldogs responded quickly however as they followed up with a goal of their own from forward Josh Foreman (’13).
Foreman’s goal sparked life into the Bulldogs, who would go on a run to tie up the score with a goal from defender Brandon Burke (’13). Later in the second period, Foreman would strike again only to have his goal waved off due to a controversial high-stick penalty.
The fast play of the Bulldogs was brought to an abrupt stop when theBears seized control of momentum with another quick goal before the end of the second period. Goalie Will Gansler’s (’15) efforts often came up short as the Bears took advantage of multiple power plays to eventually take a 4-2 lead early in the third period.
Tensions began to flare as the game progressed; the pushing and shoving between the squads resulted in numerous power play opportunities. Bullis bounced back late as forward Vitaliy Nosov (’15) scored on a breakaway goal during a power play to reduce the deficit to one. Nosov’s goal was followed up with a second goal with 3 minutes remaining by Foreman, who refused to be denied a second time.
The two squads battled intensely for the remainder of the match only to end in a draw with four goals apiece. Bullis is eager to see the Bears again in a potential rematch during the IAC tournament. However, for now, the Bulldogs have to focus on a more important task in finishing the season strong against Bishop Ireton and IAC rival Georgetown Prep.