Jacks Swept by Lone Star. Lose Game Two, 3-2

On Saturday, the Jacks faced the Brahmas or game two of their weekend series. Lone Star won game one in a shootout, 5-4. Odessa was on a two-game losing streak entering the game Saturday (0-1-0-1). As for the Brahmas, they were back in the win column and were seeking their fourth sweep this season. The Jacks have only been swept once this season. Odessa was 1-1-0-2 this season against Lone Star heading into the final game of the weekend series.

 

Lone Star scored the first goal of the game at 13:54 into the first period. Bauer Swift (1) sent a shot from the point that beat Alex Proctor. Towards the end of the opening period, Odessa went on a power play and tied the game. Chris Duclair (14) fought hard at the top of the crease to be able to put the frozen rubber past Arthur Smith. The 1-1 game would not last long as Dylan Smith (10) scored 37 seconds later. Lone Star would end the first period up 2-1 over Odessa. Brahmas were also leading in shots, 11-5.

 

The second period only saw one goal scorer which came from Ray Murakami (3). He scored 4:37 into the middle period. Giving the Brahmas their largest lead of the weekend. The Jacks had some scoring chance, but Smith denied them all. After 40 minutes of play, Lone Star was up 3-1 and outshooting Odessa, 23-11.

 

The third period was the best period of the game for Odessa. They put up their most shots (8) and were able to pull within one. J. R. Perdion (10) scored 7:56 into the final period of regulation. While the Jacks kept up the pressure on the Brahmas and Smith, they were unable to score a tying goal. Resulting in a 3-2 loss. The Brahmas finished the game with 29 shots and Odessa had 19. The Jacks went 1/4 on the power play and the Brahmas went 0/4. All five games between Lone Star and Odessa were decided by one goal.

 

It was only the second time this season that the Jacks were swept. However, they have earned at least one point in every weekend series this season. The only other team from the South that can say the same thing is Lone Star. With the weekend sweep, the Brahmas now take over sole possession of second. Odessa sits in third place (41pts) and only one point ahead of Amarillo. The Jacks now turn their attention to fifth-place Wichita Falls. They play the Warriors this weekend and next weekend. Puck drop this weekend from Wichita Falls, TX is at 7:05 pm CDT.