clear
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 8:52AM

Gladiators Win 4th Straight with 3-2 Victory Over South Carolina

By Dustin Bixby
DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators (7-3-1-0) defeated the South Carolina Stingrays (4-6-0-1) by a 3-2 score in the second meeting of the season between the two squads on Sunday night at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. The win was the Gladiators fourth consecutive victory.

Defenseman Dallas Jackson scored the first goal of the game for the Gladiators 7:20 into the first period. Kyle Lawson and Casey Pierro-Zabotel set up the play for Jackson to fire a shot from the slot right past South Carolina goaltender Shawn Hunwick.

Lawson scored the second goal for the Gladiators after they won a faceoff on the right wing side of the Stingrays zone. Rylan Galiardi passed Lawson the puck as he took a slap shot to score the goal at 12:06 of the first. Tyler Murovich also got an assist on the goal.

Evan Bloodoff scored only 3:25 later in the first for the Gladiators giving Gwinnett a 3-0 lead. Bloodoff shot the puck through traffic after he got a quick pass from Pierro-Zabotel. Corey Fienhage also got an assist on the goal.

Hunter Bishop put the Stingrays on the board 3-1 with his third goal of the season. Despite the traffic in front of the net, Bishop slid the puck Gwinnett netminder Ryan Zapolski 8:16 into the second. Dallas Jackson tried to deflect the puck away as he threw himself across the crease of the goal.

Bishop scored his second goal of the game as he shot the puck right past Gwinnett's goaltender Zapolski. The goal was made on a power play 19:11 into the second and stood as the last goal of the game.

The Gladiators went 1-for-2 on the power play while Zapolski posted 16 saves for his second win of the season.

Gwinnett will spend the next four games on the road in Florida and will face the Orlando Solar Bears and the Florida Everblades. Gwinnett is at Orlando on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Gladiators next home game will be November 17th @7:05 p.m. against the Greenville Road Warriors.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Top 10 sports stories of the year: 2012 one for the history books
2012 has been all things to all people in the sports world. The last 12 months have run the gamut of emotions and given fans and spectators much to awe, rue and everything in between.
2:33PM ( 2 years ago )
College Football Hall to break ground in Atlanta
Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
2:15PM ( 2 years ago )
Sports
Williams, Horford pace Hawks past Indiana
Lou Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their fourth straight, 109-100 over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
10:19PM ( 2 years ago )
Gwinnett wallops Greenville, 6-2
Five different Gladiators racked up multiple points, as Gwinnett dominated the Greenville Road Warriors 6-2 Saturday night at the BI-LO Center to move into a tie atop the South Division with Greenville.
10:05PM ( 2 years ago )
Teague leads Hawks past Cavaliers, 102-94
Jeff Teague scored a career-high 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the game's final nine points to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 on Friday night.
10:26PM ( 2 years ago )
Professional Sports
Falcons head into region opener with unexpected QB battle
There was NO quarterback controversy for Flowery Branch coming into this season.
8:00PM ( 11 hours from now )
Softball: Buford fends off North Hall challenge, 9-8
Buford softball is still the gold standard in Region 8-AAAA -- and Class AAAA for that matter -- but the Lady Wolves could feel the collective breath of North Hall on their neck on Tuesday.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:16AM ( 2 hours from now )
No. 9 Georgia players not fazed by Lambert winning QB job
The big quarterback decision has been made. That clears the way for No. 9 Georgia to sharpen its focus on the season.
10:57AM ( 2 hours from now )
Jake Matthews, Brooks Reed to miss Falcons' preseason finale
Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer...
10:55AM ( 2 hours from now )
David McCoy tops Limited Late Models for Toccoa win
David McCoy powered his way to the front of the Limited Late Model field Saturday night, and went on to score the victory at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Ga.
8:00AM ( 52 minutes ago )