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Wolves' Season Ends on Last Second Shot
April 28, 2013  Lafayette, LA
 
For the second consecutive year the St. Paul's Wolves' season came to an end on the turf of Cougar Stadium in Lafayette, LA.  Jesuit's Austin Triay netted the game winner with four seconds left to play in regulation to break a 5-5 tie and give the Bluejays back to back state championships.
 
Jesuit was led by attackman Arman Alizadeh with two goals.  Triay, Brandon Barnett, Thomas Nimmo, and defenseman Zach Tassin each scored one goal for Jesuit.  St. Paul's was led by junior midfielder Norman Davis with two goals.  Brett Pellisier, Christian Voelkel, and TJ Jenkins each scored one goal for the Wolves.
 
The Bluejays took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter and never trailed.  At 8:42 Thomas Nimmo fed Arman Alizadeh on the St. Paul's crease for the first goal of the game.  Zach Tassin put the 'Jays up 2-0 with :19 on the clock when he got the ball into the offensive zone.  The Wolf defense hesitated long enough for Tassin to rip a shot past St. Paul's Allstate goalie Alex Autin.
 
At 10:02 in the second quarter Nimmo dodged and dished to Brandon Barnett for the 3-0 Bluejay lead.  St. Paul's answered with three straight goals to tie the game.  Brett Pellisier put St. Paul's on the board with an assist from Peter Baricev.  Christian Voelkel beat his defender with a dodge and shot from the right wing to pull St. Paul's to within one.  Voelkel then fed Norman Davis for a rip that tied the game with 5:55 to play in the half.  Jesuit regained the lead with 3:54 in the half when Austin Triay fed Nimmo for a score.  Norman Davis answered with a blast from the left wing to retie the game at 4 each.  Arman Alizadeh's man up goal with 1:20 remaining gave Jesuit the 5-4 halftime lead.
 
St. Paul's scored the only goal in the third quarter.  The Wolves ride forced a bad pass and TJ Jenkins scooped the loose ball.  Jenkin's shot at 4:13 in the quarter caught Jesuit goalkeeper Jorge Abadin out of the goal and tied the game at 5 each.
 
If recent history of match ups between these two teams were any indication, it pointed towards this game being decided late.  The fourth quarter was a dogfight.  Neither team could get a shot past the two outstanding goalies on the field.  At 1:37 to play, St. Paul's got possession in their offensive zone and called timeout to set up their offense for a game winning shot.  But they could not find the net and Jesuit's defense forced a turnover.  The 'Jays called both of their remaining timeouts with 14 seconds to play to set up their offense.  When play resumed, Austin Triay dodged the right alley and got his hands free for a shot.  The game winner found paydirt with just four ticks on the clock.
 
Triay was named Offensive MVP.  Jorge Abadin was named Defensive MVP.
 
The loss ends St. Paul's season with a final record of 16-2.  Jesuit finished the season 15-4.