Saturday, December 7, 2019

Brockport loses tight game to #5 Geneseo

The College at Brockport men's hockey team held a 2-2 tie early in the third period, but host and nationally-ranked No. 5 Geneseo netted two goals down the stretch to earn a 4-2 victory in SUNYAC Conference action on Friday night.

Jake Colosanti's goal 3:17 into the third period of play knotted the score at 2-2 for Brockport, but the Knight's proved to be too much down the stretch as they netted a penalty shot goal midway through the third period and added an insurance goal on an empty net to pick up the key SUNYAC victory.

Brockport (5-6, 5-4 SUNYAC) has now lost four straight and looks forward to a month long semester break from competition before beginning the second half of its schedule.  Geneseo, which now has a one point lead in the conference standings, improved to 8-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in league play.  Brockport now sits in a second place tie in the league standings with Oswego and Morrisville.

Danny Rock assisted on both of the Brockport goals Friday night, while Colosanti and Jordan Renaud lit the lamp for the Golden Eagles. Renaud and Ryan Romeo are now tied for the team lead with 11 points each this season.

Renaud's first period goal, his sixth of the season, came on the power-play and was assisted by Anthony Hora and Danny Rock.  Hora now has four helpers on the year.  Renaud's goal tied the game at 1-1 at the 16:16 marker of the period and the score was set at 1-1 through 20 minutes of action.

Dan Bosio gave the home team a 2-1 lead when he recorded his fourth goal of the season late in the second period.  The Knights skated into the second period with a 2-1 advantage.

Geneseo's game-winner came on a penalty shot and was scored by Conlan Keenan at the 9:32 marker of the third to hand the home team a 3-2 lead.  Chris Perna netted the unassisted empty-netter with 33 seconds to go in the game to post a two goal win for the nationally-ranked Knights.

Matt Schneider made 27 saves between the pipes for the Golden Eagles as his record evened up at 5-5 on the season. Aaron MacKay stopped 19 shots in the victory for Geneseo.