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Solar Bears Score Late To Edge Past Stingrays

Sunday, January 19th
Solar Bears Score Late To Edge Past Stingrays

Trevor Olson scored with less than two minutes remaining to give the Orlando Solar Bears (16-16-5-1) a 2-1 decision at the hands of the South Carolina Stingrays (30-6-3-1) on Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum.

BOX SCORE

Forward Dan DeSalvo had the lone goal of the contest for South Carolina, while goaltender Logan Thompson turned aside 28 Orlando shots in a losing effort.

The Solar Bears grabbed the lead at 12:55 of the first when Johno May scored to make it 1-0.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the second despite a total of eight minor penalties that were called in the frame.

However, just 13 seconds into the third, DeSavlo took a long stretch pass from Cole Ully and raced in alone on a breakaway in the Orlando zone. He then beat goaltender Zachary Fucale with a shot to the top right corner of the net to even the score at 1-1. The goal also came with a second assist from defender Tom Parisi.

With the game even in the final minutes, Olson picked up a loose puck in the SC zone and fired a quick shot past Thompson to give the Solar Bears the lead for good at 2-1.

The Rays had the only power play goal of the game and finished 1-for-5 on the man-advantage. Orlando ended at 0-for-3 on the power play in the contest. The Solar Bears outshot the Stingrays 30-27 and Fucale earned the win with 26 saves.

NEXT GAMESouth Carolina heads to Norfolk next weekend for two games with the Admirals beginning Friday night at 7:35 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope.

Tickets for all of South Carolina’s upcoming 2019-20 home contests are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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