Bluebirds tie in tough road game
Aaron Jacobson scored with under three minutes to play to lift Janesville’s high-school co-op team to a 3-3 nonconference tie with University School of Milwaukee.
The fourth-ranked Bluebirds (9-0-1) trailed 3-1 in the second period, but stormed back behind Zach Bayreuther’s shorthanded goal and Jacobson’s game-tying tally.
“Considering how badly we were outplayed in the first period, I was happy with the way we controlled play the last two periods, and in overtime,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said.
“I’ve learned to have patience with this team because I know at some point, they’re gonna come through and they did again tonight. Even after we tied the game, we had a couple of excellent scoring chances to win the game.”
Jacobson tied the game on an assist from Kaleb Eichman at 14:09 of the third. Eichman nearly won the game in the closing seconds of regulation.
“University School is still a quality program,” Mauermann said. “So coming out of here with a tie is a lot better than a loss.”
JANESVILLE 3, USM 3 (OT)
Janesville 0 2 1 0—3
USM 2 1 0 0—3
USM—Alex Tesensky (Simon Leahy), 4:30. USM—Tesensky (unassisted), 13:45.
J—Zach Bayreuther (Tommy Tralmer, Ross Mauermann), 10:17, pp. USM—Colin Fritz (Tesensky), 10:27. J—Bayreuther (Mauermann), 14:14, sh.
J—Aaron Jacobson (Kaleb Eichman), 14:09.
Saves—David Jacobson (Janesville) 32, Jeff Dye (USM) 22.
Last updated: 2:19 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012