Saturday as the Colorado Blizzard arrived in their locker room for their last home game of the 2012/13 season, and you could see on every face their desire to get back on track and win the division. However since the Cavalry were coming off a big win last weekend against FC Denver, they would need a big game to overcome their new found confidence.
The game started pretty normal as both teams were knocking the ball around feeling each other out and looking for opportunities around the goal. But it would be the Blizzard who would strike first before the game opened up with quick passing, movement and flurries of shots.
As the second quarter began the Cavalry drew one back with a goal off of a corner kick. After that goal the Blizzard began another strong offensive and put another 3 goals in before the half looking to carry some momentum into the locker room.
The Cavalry would strike back for 2 goals to open the second half as they tried to build some momentum, but the Blizzard took things into their own hands and clamped down on defense behind an on fire Justin Dzuba who recorded a season high 48 saves, and that would be the end of any other goals for the Cavalry. Then the Blizzard stepped up their level of intensity and put 5 more goals in the back of the net to seal the deal, eliminate the Cavalry from playoff contention and once again regain the top spot in the Rocky Mountain Division.
Coach Wells, " The Players definitely came to play tonight, after a strong week of training and refocusing on what we do best the players wanted to make a statement and come out and have a strong game. After last weeks loss we had to refocus this week and I had to remind the players what our strength is and what has been a huge part of the team success, Defending. Strong Defending opens up the game and allows your attack to take shape. It was nice to see 10 goals on the board and getting back to only allowing a few. Jesse Black set the tone up front as our Veteran defender John Molet had a strong game in the back and also netted 2 goals himself one in which he stole the ball off a Cavalry forward and went coast to coast with 2 give an goes with teammates to score. I hope we can carry the performance we had on Saturday through the rest of the season. "
The Blizzard look to finish the season on the road needing to only secure 4 out of 6 points possible in their final 2 games (CSC Cavalry on Feb. 2nd and Denver Dynamite on Feb. 9th) to once again claim the Rocky Mountains Division Title and book their ticket to the Nationals in San Diego on March 10th &11th.