GW's Shannon Runyon scored the only goal of the third period. The Patriots' Cameron Stroebel and Jack Bunn scored quick back-to-back goals to take a 7-6 lead early in the fourth, but GW was flagged (yes, football-type penalty flags are used) for another foul and went shorthanded for the eighth time. Nathan Shin cashed in for Capital's third "man-up" goal, tying the game. Jack then scored his fourth goal to give Capital the lead and Wright scored from right in front of the GW goal for a 9-7 lead.
Jordan Brack, the WVSLA's top scorer, brought GW to within 9-8, but the Patriots didn't get a good shot thereafter.
"I'm very, very proud of the way our defense played," Wright said. "GW is a tough team, and holding them to eight goals was an outstanding effort."
GW coach Brad White liked the effort of his team, playing without captains Cole Salmons and Bryar Skinner.
"We spent a little too much time in the penalty box," White said. "We had 9 minutes, 40 seconds and they had 4 minutes in penalties. It's very hard to win, but our guys fought hard.
"We play Capital once a year now. This is rough, this is real rough."
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/dougsmock.