Ryan Pascarella came up big, stopping 36 of 40 shots throughout the game. The Pittsburgh Vengeance took the lead late in the second on a goal from Simon Soderberg.
Mickenzie Restle had a busy night with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Tristan Mock contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Austin Martz chipped in with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Marks Mezsargs delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first, Restle opened the scoring for the Xpress with a goal at 3:52 with helpers from his linemates, Keller and Mock.
In the second period, Shepherd answered for Pittsburgh with a goal at 3:25 with helpers from teammates Mezsargs and Edgar. Martz deposited a goal at 6:47 with assists from his linemates, Kirk and Friedman. Mock answered for the Xpress with a goal at 9:46 with helpers from Allen and Restle. Soderberg answered for the Vengeance with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 15:10 with an assist from his teammate Martz. Mezsargs netted a goal at 19:57 with helpers from Bioni and Martz.
This loss brings the Southern Tier Xpress’ record to (7-15-0-0).