Saturday, January 16, 2010


HERSHEY, Pa. - Lebanon Valley carried a 2-2 tie into the third period, but Brockport slipped away with three third-period goals to win, 5-3, in non-league play Friday.

The Dutchmen (0-16-0) appeared to have a comeback on their hands in the final moments after Daniel Dempsey's goal at 17:24 of the third cut the Brockport (7-8-0) lead to 4-3, but a second LVC goal was called off due after the officials ruled it was played with a skate.

Dempsey continued his red-hot play, following up Tuesday's hat trick with two more goals and an assist as he was the game's #1 star. Anthony Longo added LVC's other goal in the first period.

Brockport spread around the scoring, with Ian Finnerty and James Cody each notching a goal and an assist.

Todd Sheridan made 29 saves to get the win; Daniel Rameriz, in his second straight start, stopped 27. Both faced 32 shots.

The Golden Eagles grabbed a quick 2-0 edge in the first when Justin Noble scored 3:24 in, and doubled up on Cody's power-play goal two minutes later. The Dutchmen shifted the momentum back before the end of the period when Longo tallied his first of the season off Dempsey and William Brown with 1:31 left before the break.

Dempsey tied it up at the tail end of the second period when he came barging out of the box and took a pinpoint pass from Matthew Kisiday to make it 2-2 at 19:12, but Brockport's Jason Gorrie put his team ahead again 4:20 into the third.

Adam Korol scored what would hold up as the game-winner at 12:00, but Dempsey made it interesting with a nice goal from Cole Bell and Brad Surdam at 17:24.

But any momentum the Dutchmen may have had was quashed when Finnerty shut the door 57 seconds later with a speculative shot from the blue line that got past Ramirez.

The two teams will skate again Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hersheypark Arena.