Apologies for the tardiness of this post, but I was waiting on some of the official stats from ASU's statistician (much appreciated, Will). Don't worry, you didn't really miss anything, as the last ten minutes featured a lot of neutral zone play combined with dump and chase plays by both ASU and U of A. The Wildcats were simply outplayed down the stretch and couldn't muster any sustained pressure on the Sun Devil D. ASU finished off the Wildcats in a much closer yet decisive fashion, 4-1.
The official stats from the game:
ASU Goal (PPG) - Colin Hekle - 9:06 remaining, (1-0 ASU)
UA Goal - Jason Effertz - 8:40 remaining (1-1 Tie)
ASU Goal - Kale Dolinski - 15:21 remaining (2-1 ASU)
ASU Goal - David Jantzie - 11:38 remaining (3-1 ASU)
ASU Goal (PPG) - Jordan Young - 15:40 remaining (4-1 ASU)
Shots: ASU - 32 : UA - 18
(W) - Joe D'Elia - 17 Saves .944 SV%
(L) - Steven Sisler - 28 Saves .875 SV%
This win was ASU's 26th consecutive victory over their rivals to the South. The Wildcats will get a week's reprieve before traveling to Champaign to take on the University of Illinois. The Sun Devils will travel to Ames, Iowa to play a pair with Iowa State on October 5th and 6th.