February 17, 2014
Walleye run over 6-1 by Road Warriors
(Greenville, SC) Greenville struck for three in the first and rolled over Toledo 6-1 Monday afternoon in Greenville. Toledo has an overall record of 16-29-3-0 and is 7-17-3-0 on the road.
Toledo held a shot advantage of 14-11 in the first period but the Road Warriors opened up a 3-0 lead. The first goal came from Andrew Rowe at 7:07, the 11th shorthanded goal of the season allowed by the Walleye. Marc Olivier-Vallerand would score twice before the period came to a close.
“Special teams were huge in this game with our strong power play unit against the best penalty kill in the ECHL,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “That early shorthanded goal against set the tone for the game. They can strike quickly with loads of offense and Greenville did that to us today.”
Greenville kept the scoring going in the second period with a power play goal at 2:45. That would be the end of the day for Mac Carruth as he was replaced by Jared Coreau after the 4th Greenville goal. Road Warriors would tack on two more goals late in the second to balloon the lead to 6-0.
Richard Nedomlel would get Toledo’s lone goal at 16:56 of the third period when he scored his 7th goal of the season. Travis Novak and Bobby Shea with assists.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Mac Carruth made 11 saves on 15 shots in net for Toledo. Carruth has a record 8-13-0-0 on the season. Jared Coreau made 21 saves on 23 shots after entering the game. Today started a stretch of seven consecutive for the Walleye against teams from the South Division. Toledo has lost a season high five consecutive games.