The Krunch trailed the Road Warriors for much more than 15 minutes in the first half. The game was tied at the outset, and knotted in a 3-3 tie from the 15:31 mark until 18:23.
Road Warriors midfielder Lyle Thompson (1g, 1a) started the scoring with an unassisted goal 4:42 into the first. Just 1:04 later, midfielder Randall Stats (3, 1) made it 2-0. The Krunch got on the board at 7:10 on a goal by senior midfielder Storm Adams (1, 0). He was assisted on the play by sophomore attackman Dalston Day (1, 2).
Stats registered his second of the game on the man-up at 10:18 on an assist from Thompson to open up another two-goal lead, but the Krunch responded with two goals of their own. Junior attackman Ky Tarbell (2, 0) scored on an assist from junior midfielder Kyle Whitlow (0, 2) at 13:54 and fellow junior Seth Oakes (junior attackman) followed on an unassisted score 1:37 later to tie the score at 3.
A pass from Stats to attackman Brad Burnam was buried in the back of the net at 18:23 and was the last tally for either team in the first half.
Trailing by a goal to start the second, the Krunch wasted little time tying the score once again. A man-up goal by Jake Bomberry (2, 0) made it 4-4, but Stats responded on the crease by corralling a rebound off a save by Krunch left-handed goalie Warren Hill and regaining the lead for the Road Warriors, 5-4, at the 8:52 mark.
The Krunch scored the next two to take their first lead of the game. Bomberry’s second at 12:48 tied the score at 5, while a feed from Day to Bomberry made it 6-5 at 14:31.
An unassisted transition goal nearly three minutes later by midfielder Eric Sipperly (1, 0) produced the game’s fourth consecutive tie at 6, and would end up being the final score of the game by the Road Warriors.
Krunch midfielder Zach Miller notched the game-winner, an unassisted goal at 18:48, that was followed two minutes later by Tarbell’s tally to make it an 8-6 final.