BP’s Bello leads blowout of State College

Russell Finelsen, Staff Writer, Assistant Editor, Sports Editor

Andrew Bello had four goals, including three in the final period, and BP flew over State College, 4-1.

The score was tied 1-1 after the second period. However, Bello scored after 7:24 in the third to give BP the lead. Bello also scored at the 9:09 mark and with ten seconds left in the game at the 16:50 mark.

Bello opened scoring after five minutes and seven seconds elapsed in the second period. The goal was assisted by Gary Cerrone and Jason Bauer. His second goal was assisted by Gary Cerrone and Spencer Bawcom. Bello’s last goal was an empty netter, and was assisted by Ryan Phelps and goalie William Lowe III. Bello’s third goal was unassisted.

State College’s only goal was scored by Petr Horgos at the 15:50 mark in the second period. It was assisted by Andrew and Michael Moscone. Horgos was penalized two times in the second and third periods for slashing and roughing, respectively.

Even though State College (2-16-0) could not stop all scoring, they held BP in check while BP had the power play. BP had the puck three times when State College was a man down, including a point in the third period when State College was two men down due to penalties. However, BP was unable to score a goal. On the other hand, BP was a man down for two minutes after Gary Cerrone was penalized for tripping at the 1:15 mark in the second period. State College could not take advantage of the lone power play.

The first period of the game had no scoring or penalties.

For Bethel Park (13-5-2), Lowe III had 10┬ásaves out of 11 shots on goal. State College’s goalie, Christopher Rosselot, had a tougher time, facing 40 shots in the game. He had 37 saves.

In the game, BP star Louie McLinden was held without a point by State College’s defense.

Bello’s four goals in the game is a team record this season for most goals scored in a game by a single player. It was also recorded that Bello got the game-winning goal.