Greenville - Forward Luke Greiner's goal late in the first period proved to be enough as South Carolina defeated Greenville, 2-1, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Sunday.
The Stingrays (37-19-2-3) closed out a three-game in three-day weekend with their second straight win.
Andrew Yogan opened the scoring for the Road Warriors (33-22-2-3) by lifting a wrist shot over the glove of Stingrays goaltender Allen York (34 saves on 35 shots) from the right-wing circle just 1:12 into the game.
The Stingrays responded with a power-play goal by leading scorer Peter Boyd at 9:41. Boyd took a pass from forward Nick Larson and knocked in his 21st goal of the season. Defenseman Derrick Pallis added the second assist.
Late in the frame, Greiner completed a 2-on-1 rush with forward Dale Mitchell, beating Road Warriors goalie Jeff Malcolm (29 saves on 31 shots) to give the Stingrays a 2-1 lead at 16:47.
After a scoreless second period, the Road Warriors peppered the Stingrays with a game-high 17 shots on York in the third period, including several chances within the final minutes, but South Carolina was able to hang on.
The Stingrays finished the game 1 for 4 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 0 for 2.
Just before the opening faceoff, defenseman Joe Lavin was recalled to the Stingrays' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Lavin has two assists in five games with the Stingrays this season.
The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday against the Orlando Solar Bears for Family Four Pack Friday. Grab four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and large popcorn for $55 at the box office. College and military tickets are $5 with ID. For more information, go to stingrayshockey.com.
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