The SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles (13-10-2, 6-8-2) fell to the #3 SUNY
Geneseo Knights (19-3-1, 11-2-1) on Saturday by a score of 6-3.
Three different Golden Eagles scored in tonight's game as Ryan Romeo, Cam Barbagallo and Trevor Pray each put a point on the board for Brockport. Mitchell Parsons, Scott Ramaekers, Zach Norby, Jacob Rodrigue, and Jake Colosanti each recorded assists with Rodrigue picking up two in the game.
The Golden Eagles have clinched a spot in this year SUNYAC Tournament the #6 seed and will travel to #3 seed Plattsburgh State on Saturday, February 26th in the quarter-final game of the SUNYAC Tournament. The current standings are listed below as of February 19th, 10:15pm
|#1||#3 SUNY Geneseo - X||34||(11-2-1), (19-3-1)|
|#2||#12 Oswego State - X||34||(11-3-1), (16-6-1)|
|#3||Plattsburgh State - X||32||(11-4-1), (15-7-3)|
|#4||SUNY Cortland – X4||29||(9-5-2), (14-9-2)|
|#5||Fredonia State – X5||24||(8-8), (10-10-1)|
|#6||SUNY Brockport – X6||21||(6-8-2), (13-10-2)|
|#7||SUNY Potsdam - E||10||(3-11-1), (4-16-1)|
|#8||Buffalo State - E||9||(3-11), (5-17)|
|#9||Morrisville State - E||7||(2-12), (7-14-2)|
x - Clinched Playoff Berth
# - Indicates Tournament Seed
e - Eliminated from Playoff Contention
Points - Win (3) / OT Win (2) / OL or Tie (1)
Point Formula - (# of Wins x 3) + (# of OL + T x 1)-(# of OW x 1)
The Golden Eagles fell behind early in the game as they were unable to score throughout the first period of play while giving up three unanswered goals to the Knights in the first, including a power-play goal. heading into the first period Brockport trailed 3-0.
Against the No. 3 team in the country, SUNY Brockport wasn't going to go down without a fight scoring two unanswered goals throughout the period. Brockprot first goal came at 5:24 into the second period off a snipe by Ryan Romeo into the top right corner of the next to make the game 3-1. Assisting the captain on the play were Mitchell Parsons and Scott Ramaekers. Exaclty one-minute following the Green and Golds first goal they did it again when Jacob Rodrigue made a pass a third of the way up the ice into the neutral zone to Zach Norby whose shot rebounded off Geneseo's goaltenders' pads into the air where Cam Barbagallo batted it into the pack of the net to make the game 3-2. Following Brockport's two goals #3 Geneseo would take another three goal lead scoring twice to make the game 5-2 at the end of the period.
1:46 into the final period, Jacob Rodrigue fired a slap shot the deflected off Geneseo's goaltender's pads as Trevor Pray grabbed the rebound and shot from the side of the net that deflect off #3 Geneseo's goaltender into the back of the net to make the game 5-3. 16:25 into the period #3 Geneseo would score the games final goal as the game ended 6-3.
Nolan Egbert (10-7-1) made many incredible saves yet again in tonight's games as the UMASS Boston transfer has certainly made a name for himself in his first season at SUNY Brockport. Tonight's game saw Egbert one saves shy of tying his career high saves in a game as he recorded 44 against the Knights in an incredible effort. Matt Petizian (15-3) was the goaltender for the Knights tonight as he recorded a total of 35 saves in the game.
Highlights of the Night:
Romeo scored his 36th point in tonight's game as the Graduate Student finished the regular season with 12 goals and 24 assists. Cam Barbagallo scored the first goal of his collegiate career in tonight's final regular season contest. Jacob King went 18-for-28 in faceoffs tonight posting another above .500 win-loss on faceoffs.
With Geneseo still having two games to play this regular season other teams will wait to see their fate while the Golden Eagles have one week to prepare against the Plattsburgh State Cardinals. The Green and Gold look to seek revenge and do the opposite of last seasons end. This time Brockport will attempt to head into Plattsburgh and knock off the #3 seeded cardinals in the first round of the SUNYAC tournament. The game will take place on Saturday, February 26th at 7pm in Plattsburgh, NY.