Texas Stars denied by San Antonio Rampage


Andrew Agozzino scored a goal and assisted on two others as the San Antonio Rampage dealt the Texas Stars a 5-2 loss in San Antonio on Saturday night.

Tage Thompson scored and assisted on a goal while Jordan Schmaltz and Chris Butler each assisted on two goals for the Rampage.

Max French and Jason Dickinson were the only Stars to score for Texas in the first contest of a seven-game road trip.

After French gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the first period, Denis Gurianov failed to double the Stars’ advantage on a penalty shot attempt.

The Rampage then responded with three goals in the middle frame.

A.J. Greer scored on an assist by Agozzino to tie the game 1:32 into the second period. Alex Belzile followed that up with a goal assisted by Butler and Schmaltz. Thompson made it 3-1 when he scored on Agozzino’s second assist of the game at 15:57 in the period.

Dickinson pulled the Stars to within a goal early in the third period, but the Rampage added to more to seal the win. Dicksinson’s seventh goal of the year was assisted by Curtis McKenzie and Travis Morin. Morin’s assist extended his point streak to five games.

Agozzino’s second goal came at 11:17 into the third period and gave the Rampage a two-goal cushion.

Rocco Grimaldi made a comeback virtually impossible when he put San Antonio up by three goals with less than eight minutes to play.

Landon Bow was hit with the loss as he saved 24 of 29 shots for the Stars. Martin Spencer earned the win, stopping 23 out of 25 shots.

The Stars will try to get back in the win column Tuesday as they travel to Chicago to take on the Wolves at 7 p.m.



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