No. 2 RIT upends Buffalo State
Moss scores her fourth goal in the last four games for the Tigers
ROCHESTER, NY -- RIT (16-1-1, 10-1-1 ECAC West), scored the final six goals of the game to defeat ECAC West foe Buffalo State (6-9-2, 3-6-1 ECAC West) 6-1 on Saturday evening. For the second consecutive evening, the team honored the United States Armed Forces by wearing special camouflage jerseys.
Buffalo State opened the scoring in the first period, but the Tigers responded by scoring two later in the frame and four in the second period to pull away.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 2 RIT 6, Buffalo State 1|
|No. 3 Elmira 10, Chatham 0|
|No. 8 UW-River Falls 2, UW-Eau Claire 2|
Kim Schlattman led the offensive onslaught with a pair of goals, while Kristina Moss scored for the fourth consecutive game and added three assists. Tenecia Hiller, Erin Zach, and Lindsay Grigg also scored for the Tigers. Ariane Yokoyama dished out a pair of assists.
Goaltender Ali Binnington made 10 saves for her sixth win of the season. Carley King played the final 8:33, stopping one shot.
Courtney Carnes scored Buffalo State’s lone goal, on the power-play. Jess Garland took the loss in net, stopping 22 shots in 31:38. Jordan Lee stopped 22 of 24 shots in the final 28:22.
RIT was 3-for-8 with the man-advantage, while Buffalo State was 1-for-9. RIT out-shot the Bengals, 50-12.
RIT jumped out to a 2-1 lead after one period of play, out-shooting the Bengals, 17-3.
The Bengals opened the scoring on the power-play at the 14:34 mark of the opening period, as Carnes tipped in a shot from Leah Knott past Binnington for her sixth goal of the season.
Just 33 seconds later, RIT answered with a power-play goal of its own, as Hiller tipped in a shot by Moss after a feed from Yokoyama to tie the game at 1-1. The goal was Hiller’s 12th of the season.
RIT took its first lead of the game with 2:01 left in the period, also on the power-play, as Schlattman jammed in a loose puck at the side of the net after a point shot by Moss was tipped on net by Hiller. The rebound was lying in the crease, where Schlattman tapped it in for her eighth tally of the year.
The Tigers broke the game wide open with four consecutive goals in the second period.
Moss took a feed from Kourtney Kunichika in the slot and fired a blast past Garland for her fifth goal of the season and fourth in the last four games at the 8:35 mark to give RIT a 3-1 lead.
Just three minutes later, Schlattman potted her second of the game and ninth of the season, shorthanded, to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead. Moss fed Yokoyama who fired a shot wide. Schlattman corralled the rebound, came out in front and whistled a wrist shot over the shoulder of Garland.
At that point, the Bengals pulled Garland for Lee, but RIT tallied 31 seconds later, as Zach took a great feed from Ali Hills in front and had an open side for her third goal of the year. Morgan Scoyne found Hills, who made a great fake on a defenseman in front and fed Zach who was all alone for the goal.
Grigg concluded the onslaught with a brilliant individual effort, knifing through three Buffalo State players before slipping a shot just over the goal line past Lee for her fourth goal of the season.
Last night, five different players scored in RIT’s 5-2 win.
RIT is 19-1-1 all-time against Buffalo State and have won 11 consecutive against the Bengals. Buffalo State’s lone win against RIT came during the 2005-06 season.