After a rough third period on Friday night against Wichita Falls, the Rays had a chance to bounce back on Saturday against the same opponent. The Rays had chances to take a lead late in the game but ultimately fell 4-3 to Wichita Falls.
Early on, the Rays and Warriors exchanged chances evenly between the two sides. Wichita Falls eventually capitalized on a chance of their own off of the stick of Joey Del Greco. The game remained at a 1-0 advantage in favor of the Warriors at the intermission.
After six goals were scored in the second period on Friday, a three goal period seemed tame with Wichita Falls striking twice to the IceRays once. The lone Corpus goal was scored by Lincoln Whitaker, his first in the NAHL. Assists on the goal were awarded to Crolley and Contreras.
Down two heading into the third, the Rays needed a response quickly, which they found off of the stick of Colby Seitz for his tenth of the season five seconds after a power play expired. The Warriors lead evaporated to zero five minutes later thanks to Crolley’s ninth of the season with the assist going to Borozinskis.
The Rays and Warriors were squared at three aside when chances galore came the IceRays way in the offensive zone. Chances is all the Rays had, though, as eventually Wichita Falls scored on a fluky goal to regain the lead at 4-3. It was a lead that they maintained through the rest of the game pushing through a late Rays extra attacker chance.
The Rays will be back at home next week as they host the El Paso Rhinos for a two game set on Thursday and Friday to close out the home portion of the season. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 on both nights. Stay tuned to our social medias to see promotions for the last home se