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Baron Cup III 2016 #5 Parma Holds Off #4 Twinsburg 5-3

The second day of Baron Cup action began Tuesday Afternoon at the Brooklyn Ice Arena. The game featured #4 Twinsburg and #5 Parma Senior High, in the Baron Cup III Quarterfinal matchup.

Two players came through with hat-tricks, as Joe Gallo of Parma and Ryan DiRosa of Twinsburg put on a show. It was a hard-fought contest and Parma came away with a 5-3 victory.

Both teams were physical from the start and the Parma Redmen got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead on a goal from Gallo 7:39 into the first period.

Twinsburg was quick to strike back roughly three minutes later, as DiRosa tied it up at one and the teams would enter the first intermission deadlocked.

It was a hard-hitting second period and the Redmen regained the lead 5:58 into the frame, going back on top 2-1, thanks to a goal from Tommy Arthur.

Gallo struck again in the final minute of the period, scoring his second goal of the contest to make it 3-1 in favor of Parma.

Parma added onto their lead to make it 4-1 2:43 into the third period, but DiRosa netted home his second goal of the evening nine seconds later to make it 4-2.

Twinsburg scored again as DiRosa came through in the clutch with his third goal of the game 14:33 into the final frame, making it 4-3 with just under 90 seconds to play.

Gallo would respond with his third goal of the game for Parma on an empty-netter with 28 seconds to play, as it was Gallo’s third goal of the game, as well.

Parma moves on to face #1 NDCL, who is fresh off an 8-1 victory over Elyria Catholic, in the Baron Cup III Semi-Finals on Saturday at 1 PM.

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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