The Williamsport Outlaws earned their first win this season, 3-2 Friday night over the Dayton Demonz at Bowman Field after trailing 2-0 in the second period.
Dayton hopped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Ty Ariss beat Chris Whitley at 2:06 in the first quarter to capitalize on a slow start by the Outlaws.
The Demonz used a Whitley turnover that converted into a wrap-around-goal by Jesse Felton for a 2-0 lead early in the second period. That was the last goal that Whitley allowed.
Tim Recio of Williamsport pins a Dayton player against the glass during the second period.
Matt Smyth scored in his fourth straight game when he scored on the power play to cut it to a 2-1 deficit at the 8:17 mark of the second period. Rob Sich added the tying goal on a lose puck in front at the 13:04 mark of the period.
Play got physical near the end of the second period, but nothing boiled over .
The Outlaws suffered a scare off the opening faceoff of the third period, when Dayton won the faceoff turned it into a breakaway, but Whitley prevented a score. The Outlaws did not surrender a good offensive look to Dayton for the remainder of the game.
Rob Sich gave the Outlaws the lead for good with a turn-around rocket that beat Gerry Festa at the 4:56 mark.
The Outlaws would hold off a late surge from the Demonz to secure their first win of the season.
Williamsport outshot Dayton 41-39. The Outlaws travel to Cape Cod tonight.