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Audio recap of Sunday's 3-2 win over Gwinnett
February 10, 2013 | View Comments
It was another crucial and exciting win for the Clones on Sunday afternoon. Jarrod Skalde's team continues to illustrate its willingness and ability to play from behind and find ways to claw their way back.
Early on...a couple of power play chances gave the Gladiators a chance to strike - and they did. Jon Awe set up in the left circle and blasted in his second of the year at 10:59 to make it 1-0.
Prior to Sunday, the Gladiators were 20-0-1-1 when leading after 20 minutes. That would change. However, not before they went up 2-0 when Doug Jones sniped a shot from the high slot over Foster's glove. The home team carried that lead into the second intermission.
But the Cyclones have been in this position before. They know how to recover. And for the second night in a row, they did just that. A great pass by Trevor Lewis from the left wing wall set up Dan Eves in the slot - who deposited his second goal in as many games to pull his team within one.
The impressive comeback was capped off at the 13:36 mark of the third when Anthony Luciani and Trevor Lewis combined for the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) goal.
The loss for Gwinnett snapped their four-game winning streak and gave Cincy a pair of HUGE wins for their conference position. Heading into the new week, the Cyclones have a four point edge over Toledo and an eight point cushion over Fort Wayne in the North.