Oct. 30, 2010

Courtesy of Plattsburgh State

- The Plattsburgh State mens hockey team dug itself into an early hole and could not break through a tough Geneseo team, falling to the Ice Knights, 7-3, in State University of New York Athletic Conference action. The Cardinals fall to 0-1-0, while Geneseo improves to 2-0-1.

Geneseo jumped to an early 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Danny Scagnelli just 54 seconds into the first period. Jake Yard tallied Geneseos second goal on the power play with assists from Zachary Vit and Kaz Iwamoto.

Eric Satim finally put the Cardinals on the board with his first goal of the season at 13:35 of the first period. But the Cardinals could not maintain momentum as the Ice Knights answered with their third goal of the period by Clint Olson, giving Geneseo a 3-1 lead heading into the second period.

Despite a stronger second period, Plattsburgh could not find the back of the net. Geneseo stretched its to lead to 4-1 on a goal by Rich Manley at the 17:36 mark.

The floodgates opened in the third period with five goals scored, three for Geneseo and two for Plattsburgh. Manley recorded his second of the night for the Ice Knights at 5:35 of the third, followed by a power-play goal by Ryan Bulach a little over a minute later.

Dylan Clarke and Chris Wieland added goals for the Cardinals to cut the Geneseo lead to 6-3, but Andrew Rygiel dealt the Ice Knights' final blow on an empty-net goal with 24 seconds left in the game.

Plattsburgh held an advantage in shots, 38-26. Josh Leis (5 saves) manned the Plattsburgh net in the first, followed by Ryan Williams (14 saves) who suffered the loss. Cory Gershon recorded 35 saves for Geneseo.