It was a Southwestern Conference battle that no one will soon forget on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, as the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs rallied past the Amherst Comets 6-5 in overtime, earning the right to advance in the Brooklyn District Sectional.
The battle was stunning by all accounts, as the Comets, Baron Cup II champions a week ago Sunday, had defeated the Bulldogs six straight times, including in the second round of the Baron Cup to advance to the title game, and held a four-goal lead into the third period.
Olmsted Falls’ Mike Kirth-Gruszczynski netted the game-winner for the Bulldogs at 3:48 into overtime, sending Olmsted Falls to one of their most memorable wins in some time.
The Comets season comes to a sudden end after going 32-3. The victory for the Bulldogs sets them up with a game on Saturday against the Brooklyn number one-seed, St. Ignatius Wildcats, who dominated Midview 11-1 to advance.
Amherst was led by Jacob Kramer, who had a hat-trick in the setback, and Jacob Fekete who had a goal in the loss.
The Comets led it 5-1 into the third period, when the Bulldogs rally started. They got goals from Noah Voelker and Jacob Kerkay to get them closer, and finally Dom Conte scored a pair to tie the game before Kirth-Gruszczynski’s overtime heroics.
Olmsted Falls will look to upset the Wildcats on Sunday, as they will take the ice with a mark of 20-11-1.