No. 2 Oswego State downs Geneseo
Hare stops 19 shots to help Lakers propel to victory
GENESEO, N.Y. -- A balanced offensive attack helped the second-ranked Oswego State (15-2-2, 8-0-2 SUNYAC) hold off Geneseo (10-10-0, 4-7-0 SUNYAC) in a 4-1 win Friday at Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena. Three different lines and a defenseman accounted for all four Laker goals, as the squad maintained its one-point lead against second-place Plattsburgh.
|TOP 15 SCORES|
|No. 1 Norwich 5, Southern Maine 1|
|No. 2 Oswego 4, Geneseo 1|
|No. 3 Plattsburgh 4, Potsdam 3|
|No. 4 Castleton 7, St. Anselm 0|
|No. 8 UW-River Falls 4, No. 5 St. Norbert 3 OT|
|No. 6 Adrian 3, No. 14 Mil. School Engineering 3|
|No. 10 Elmira 7, Manhattanville 2|
|No. 11 Utica 5, Hobart 2|
The Blue Knights struck the first blow midway through the first period when Zach Martin tallied his second goal of the season with assists from Jonathan Redlick and Colin de Jersey, as Oswego State went into the second period trailing for just the third time this season.
Geneseo nearly took a two-goal advantage early in the second frame when Redlick took a shot that careened off the post to help sway the momentum in the Lakers' direction. Seconds after Oswego State killed off a hooking penalty, Chris Brown netted his sixth goal of the season at 14:19, as Jesse McConney and Chris Carr received the assists.
Four seconds into their fourth power play of the period, the Lakers' Chris Ayotte seized the lead for the visitors with his fifth marker of the season after receiving a pass from McConney to give Oswego State a 2-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes.
The energy carried over into the third period when Tyler Leimbrock lit the lamp at the 3:04 mark with his ninth goal of the season. Chris Muise and Ian Bootswas awarded an assist on the play. However, the Lakers took two penalties later in the stanza, but the penalty kill unit kept the Blue Knights from cutting into the deficit.
Jared Anderson extended the margin when he scored his first collegiate goal with 2:28 to play after being fed a pass from Matt Singleton.
Andrew Hare posted the win after stopping 19 shots compared to his counterpart Cory Gershon, who finished with 21 saves.
The Lakers ended the contest 1-for-4 with the extra skater, while forcing Geneseo to go 0-for-5.