A revived and determined Rampage team dominated the New Mexico Renegades in the final game of the series on Sunday. Renegades goaltender Colton Ishmael, who had been outstanding in net the previous night, proved to have some cracks in the armor as Tulsa netted six goals in the victory.
Pennsylvania native Mario Dalesandro began the on slot with a power play goal in the first period. With Tulsa on a man disadvantage the Renegades responded to even the score but with less than 30 seconds left in the first period Bobby Watson thrilled the crowd with the first even strength goal of the game.
Spencer Archer of the Renegades tied up the score early in the second but it was all Rampage from then on. Nick DiRado, who had assisted on the second first goal of the night set Shane Khalaf up for the eventual game winning goal. Dirado added another assist on the next goal scored by the team’s newest player, defenseman Mason Desilets from Odessa Texas. Fellow Texas native, Cory Reynolds netted his first goal of the season in the third which was followed by a fourth and final point for Nick DiRado who closed out the scoring. In the end Rampage goalie Eric Messer stopped over 94% of the shots he faced to secure the 6-2 victory.