Saturday, November 5, 2011


The recap from the Athletic Department...

Junior Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) scored the only goal of the first period for The College at Brockport Hockey team before the Golden Eagles and Cortland exploded for nine goals in the second period Friday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Cortland. The Red Dragons scored the only two goals in the third period – one on an empty net – to post a 7-5 come-from-behind win.

Sophomore Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY) scored 22 seconds into the second period to give Brockport (0-3-1 Overall, 0-2-1 SUNYAC) a 2-0 lead but Cortland (2-1, 1-1) answered with two goals in a span of just five seconds less than two minutes later to tie the score at 2-2 just 2:02 into the wild second period.

Senior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored a power play goal only seconds after Cortland had fought off a 5-on-3 power play situation to give Brockport a 3-2 advantage.

Cortland scored a few minutes later on a 5-on-3 power play of its own and then took a 4-3 lead three minutes later with another man advantage goal.

Rothfuss scored his second goal of the period a minutes later and the game was tied again, this time at 4-4.

Freshman Marcus Farmer (Caledron, ONT) scored his first career goal tipping in a shot from near the corner of the ice for a 5-4 Golden Eagle lead but Cortland tied it up again before the end of the period and the teams went into the second intermission with a 5-5 tie after the nine-goal second period.

In the third, Cortland took the 6-5 lead four minutes into the stanza and added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play after Brockport called a time out and pulled goalie Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) for the extra attacker.

Wren made 31 saves on the night and Rothfuss ended up with two goals and one assist for the Brockport offense.