Wildcats Swept by Topeka, Fall 4-2 - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Wildcats Swept by Topeka, Fall 4-2

Friday night's matchup between the Wichita Falls Wildcats and the Topeka Roadrunners was a likely first-round playoff preview, but if the playoff series holds to the regular-season form, it will be a short run for the 'Cats.

Wichita Falls took a 2-1 lead early in the third period, but gave up the last three goals for a 4-2 loss.

Nate Milam figured in every goal for the Roadrunners, recording a hat trick plus an assist on Justin Hussar's go-ahead goal in the third period.

Just over a minute after Milam put Topeka up 1-0 midway through the second, the Wildcats scored on a wild scrum in front of the net. Keil Zornow was officially given credit for the goal, but it appeared that Richard Young may have actually put it in.

Drew Allen scored a power-play goal 1:37 in to the third to give the home team a lead, but Milam's second tied it up just 61 seconds later.

After Hussar's goal, Milam finished off the trick with a short-handed goal at 8:57 to finish the scoring.

The Wildcats will travel to Frisco Saturday night for the first of two against the Tornado, with the second a Tuesday makeup game, dating back to the February Freeze.

They'll be back home Wednesday for their final meeting of the season with Amarillo, before their final home weekend series of the year against New Mexico.

They finish the regular season the following weekend in Fresno, Calif. against the Falcons.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Cowboys Camp: Jaylon Smith finally gets on field in full pads

    Cowboys Camp: Jaylon Smith finally gets on field in full pads

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-07-27 04:04:24 GMT
    Jaylon Smith talks to reporters after his first full-pads practice since being drafted in 2016 / Source: KLTVJaylon Smith talks to reporters after his first full-pads practice since being drafted in 2016 / Source: KLTV

    For Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, this day is more meaningful because the 22 year old hasn't been in full uniform in 18 months

    For Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, this day is more meaningful because the 22 year old hasn't been in full uniform in 18 months

  • Cowboys Camp: first day of full pads practice

    Cowboys Camp: first day of full pads practice

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-07-27 04:01:32 GMT
    The Cowboys went through their first practice of the season in full pads on Wednesday / Source: KLTVThe Cowboys went through their first practice of the season in full pads on Wednesday / Source: KLTV
    After watching the Dallas Cowboys run around in just helmets the first two days, it was finally time to hear the pads clash together.  Head Coach Jason Garrett stuck to his normal game plan of having the offense and defense practice separately to start camp, but today the pads went on and the competition ramped up. "This is when we can come out and actually show what we've worked on and show that we've put in work. It starts when guys walk in the locker room...
    After watching the Dallas Cowboys run around in just helmets the first two days, it was finally time to hear the pads clash together.  Head Coach Jason Garrett stuck to his normal game plan of having the offense and defense practice separately to start camp, but today the pads went on and the competition ramped up. "This is when we can come out and actually show what we've worked on and show that we've put in work. It starts when guys walk in the locker room...
  • Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:36:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:15:58 GMT
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.
Powered by Frankly