LITTLE FALLS, NJ – The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets improved to 4-3 with a 6-4 win over Old Tappan on Friday night at Floyd Hall Arena.
The Hornets scored first with a goal from Alex LoPresti assisted by Dan Lapinski and Stefan Schimpf. Not to be outdone, Nick LoPresti followed his brother's goal with one of his own with 3:20 left in the first period. Ryan Travers answered for Old Tappan shortly after.
Both teams found the back of the net in the second period. Alex LoPresti scored again for Passaic Valley and Darren Katz was assisted by John Geraci on a power play to bring the score to 3-2 at the end of the second period.
Old Tappan took the lead in the third period with goals by Travers assisted by Jonathan Zeiri and by Andrew Basin assisted by Katz and Mike Masterson on a power play. Sam Giuffrida with an assist by Stefan Schimpf scored to tie the game. The power play go ahead goal was scored by Alex LoPresti assisted by Nick LoPresti and Giuffrida with 48 seconds left in the third period. Old Tappan pulled their goalie and Alex LoPresti scored a last second goal on an open net to bring the final score to 6-4.
The Hornets will travel to the Ice House in Hackensack on Sunday for a 5:15 p.m. game against Paramus.