LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets fell to the Paramus Catholic Palladins, 3-1, at Floyd Hall Arena on Jan. 6.
The Palladins were on the board first when Eddie Walters scored with 4:57 left in the period. Kyle McCarthy answered for the Hornets, assisted by Matthew O'Donnell and Matt Nelson, early in the second period to make it a tie game. Austin Teats gave Paramus Catholic the lead with just 4:24 left in regulation play and Alejandro Castro capitalized on a power play less than a minute later to seal the deal for the Palladins.
PV/Cedar Grove goalie Noah Vazquez had 27 saves, while Joseph Hughes had 35 saves for Paramus Catholic.
The Hornets are now at 5-6-2 for the season. They take on Wayne Hills in the semi-finals of the Passaic County Tournament on Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Floyd Hall Arena.