Saturday, February 19, 2011


The Athletic Department offers this recap of last night's game...

Facing Oswego, the No. 1 hockey team in the East Region, freshman Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY) staked The College at Brockport to an early 1-0 lead, but the Golden Eagles couldn't hang on and fell 7-1 Friday night inside Oswego's Campus Center Ice Arena.

Rothfuss scored his fifth goal of the year just 2:43 into the game for the Golden Eagles (4-17-3 overall, 2-12-1 SUNYAC). Oswego turned the puck over deep in its zone twice, and after freshmen Bobby Conner (Lititz, PA) and Sean Wallace (Rochester, NY) each took turns with the puck, Rothfuss got the puck all alone in front of the goal and converted for a 1-0 lead.

Freshman Joe Reagan (Yonkers, NY) and Brockport's defense did a solid job limiting Oswego (21-3, 14-1) to just one shot on goal through the first 11:30.

The Lakers, ranked No. 1 among Division III schools in the East Region by the NCAA, finally broke through on a power-play goal with 8:22 remaining in the period, and Oswego struck again two minutes later with another power-play goal for a 2-1 lead. The Lakers got their third goal of the period in a span of just 4:15.

After the third goal, junior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) fired a shot from the slot, but his shot was saved by Paul Beckwith, Oswego's stellar goalie, and the Lakers took a 3-1 lead into the second period.

Brockport played Oswego scoreless for the first 16:06 of the second before sophomore Paul Rodrigues scored his second goal of the game to extend the lead to 4-1.

Cody had another good look on goal early in the third period, when he skated in on Beckwith, but the puck slid off his stick and went wide of the net. Oswego scored three more goals during a six-minute span of the third to finish off the scoring.

Reagan finished with 45 saves, including a pair of short-handed breakaway opportunities, for the Golden Eagles.

The Golden Eagles wrap up the 2010-11 season with a 7 p.m. faceoff Saturday night at Cortland.

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