No. 4 RIT fends off Nazareth in OT
Tigers recover from four-goal deficit in fourth quarter
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Jack Krzyston scored with 3:16 remaining in overtime giving No. 4 Rochester Institute (7-1) a 12-11 win against arch-rival Nazareth in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon.
Kryzston scored off of an assist from Ryan Speciale who swept in from the right, found Kryzston wide open on the crease and fed him a pass. Kryzston deeked Nazareth goalie Tim Doyle and buried the shot.
RIT battled back from a four-goal fourth-quarter deficit to earn the win. Chris Aycock tallied an unassisted goal with 9:32 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Golden Flyers a 10-6 lead.
The Tigers rallied back, scoring four goals on consecutive possessions, tying the score at 10-10 on a goal by Kyle Aquin. He scored off of a feed from A.J. Tingle with 5:49 remaining to cap off the run.
After a Nazareth goal by Brian Wright with 3:14 to play gave the Golden Flyers a one-goal lead, Taylor Wisman took a feed from Allister Warren and tied the score at 11-11 on his third goal of the game.
RIT got the ball back in the waning moments of regulation. PJ Hart, who won 16-of-18 face-offs, won the ball forward and RIT was able to get the ball into its zone.
After a timeout, Jordan Collins-Hartwig swept in and fired a shot that just missed the cage. Nazareth got the ball back, cleared it with eight seconds to play, but was unable to get a shot off as the buzzer sounded, sending the game into overtime.
Wisman had a career day for RIT, tallying a career-high four points on three goals and an assist.
Collins-Hartwig added two goals, while Tingle dished out a pair of assists.
Nazareth held a 32-29 shot advantage, but RIT had 34 ground balls to 27 for the Golden Flyers. The Tigers dominated at the face-off "X", winning 20-of-26 draws.
Anthony DeLeo picked up his sixth win of the season allowing 11 goals and making 10 saves.
RIT has now won five in a row against Nazareth and have not lost to the Golden Flyers in Golden Flyers Stadium since 2007.