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Hockey: Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove Falls Victim to Vernon 6-3

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - After a slow 0-2 start to their season, Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove came into this game against Vernon on a two-game winning streak, but that streak came to a halt with Vernon beating them 6-3 at Floyd Hall on Friday.

The Hornets got off to a fast start and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first three minutes with goals by Shane McGuire and Alex LoPresti.  But, Vernon answered with a goal one minute later and took control of the game from there.

In the second period, the game started to get away from the Hornets as Vernon capitalized on their dominant puck possession with three goals, including two that happened less than 30 seconds apart.

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“We got caught running around,” said Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove head coach Mike Sheehan. “They swarmed the puck with three guys below the goal line and we just couldn’t handle it.”

From there, the Hornets never recovered and fell further behind. An early goal in the third period from Vernon seemed to put the game out of reach.  The Hornets fought back with a  late effort by Nick LoPresti from the blue line to make it 5-3, but Vernon quickly matched that when the puck got through Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove’s  Noah Vazquez’ legs.

“We stopped playing,” noted Sheehan. “We just weren’t thinking. We weren’t using our brains properly and we weren’t making good decisions.”

Vernon went on to win the game 6-3 and Sheehan intends to use this game as a building block to get 100% effort from his players 100% of the time.

“We know we have to show up and play 45 minutes every game,” said Sheehan. “We can’t take our foot off the gas pedal at all.”

The Hornets will host Clifton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Floyd Hall Arena. 

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