Saturday, February 16, 2019

Brockport falls to #2 Geneseo

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to No. 2 SUNY Geneseo Friday night, by a score of 6-3. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 15-8-2 overall and 7-7-2 in conference, while the Ice Knights move to 22-1-2 and 13-1-2 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles were in a dog fight from the drop of the puck Friday night against the Ice Knights. It was Geneseo who found the back of the net first, scoring ten minutes into the period, Jake Moore made the initial save but the rebound squeaked by him. The Ice Knights extended their lead a little over a minute later, bringing the score to 2-0. Brockport went to the PP twice in the first period but couldn't find the back of the net.

Brockport started the period man-down as Ryan Romeo went to the penalty box at the end of the first period for a tripping call. Romeo sprung from the box a minute into the period and found himself on a breakaway after a long pass from Doc Gentzler, Romeo snapped off a shot that beat the opposition's netminder over his glove side, narrowing the score, 2-1. Two minutes later the Knights scored their third of the evening to bring their total to three goals. Less than 30 seconds later, Aidan Salerno fired a puck on net that beat the Geneseo goalie, once again, bringing the Golden Eagles within one. Four minutes after the Brockport goal, Geneseo scored again, this time on a tic-tac-toe passing play that snuck past Moore. The Ice Knights added one more goal to end the period, sending Brockport into the locker room down, 5-2.

The Golden Eagles looked to battle back in the third as they took the play to the Ice Knights early on in the period. The Green and Gold went to the PP at 9:15 of the third period and capitalized on the opportunity, the third Brockport goal of the night was scored on the rebound by Gentzler after a one-timer off the pads from Connor Hutchins. Geneseo would extend their lead to three at 12:39 of the third, for a final score of 6-3.