Saturday, October 15, 2005

Spirit blow 4-1 lead, lose in Sarnia

The Saginaw Spirit put division rivals Sarnia on the ropes Friday night on the road, but were unable to put the Sting away, losing 5-4. The Spirit held a 4-1 lead, but four straight Sarnia goals in the third period, including three power-play goals, gave the Sting the win.

“This was a very disappointing loss,” said Spirit coach-GM Bob Mancini. “We will have to react now and prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s game against Owen Sound.”

Matt Corrente, captain Patrick McNeill, Tommy Mannino and Ryan McDonough scored for Saginaw. Goalie Francois Thuot (pictured) stopped 41 shots in defeat, including a penalty shot attempt by Daniel Lombardi.

Corrente, McDonough and McNeill had multiple-point games.

The Spirit play Owen Sound at home tonight at 7:11 p.m.

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