The Des Moines Menace bounced back from last night’s 7-2 drubbing, to tie the Thunder Bay Chill 1-1 in a thrilling match at Chapples Park.
In contrast to last night’s high scoring affair; it was a scoreless first half until the 45th minute when Chill goalkeeper Stephen Paterson committed a foul that awarded the Menace a penalty shot. Menace Captain, Clark Bradford converted the penalty giving the Menace a 1-0 lead going into half time. The Chill poured on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded in the 72nd minute when Brandon Swartzendruber headed the ball into the path of Nolan Intermoia who volleyed it into the Menace net. The Chill looked poised to take the lead, but despite the Menace going a man down when Jack Pearson was sent off after receiving his second yellow of the game, the Chill could not convert any of their opportunities.
Chill Head Coach Tony Colistro was not pleased with the first half effort from his team; “We had some players that didn’t come to play in the first, but we bounced back in the second and just couldn’t get that go-ahead-goal.”
The Chill head out on a five-game road trip this week with stops against St. Louis, Springfield, Kansas City, and Des Moines. Their first action will be a two-game series against the St. Louis Lions on June 26, and June 27th, 2010, at the Tony Glavin Complex.