No. 9 Lynchburg needs overtime, last-minute goal to edge No. 6 Cortland
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Rob Arnold scored with 4.7 seconds remaining in overtime Friday to lift No. 9 Lynchburg to a 10-9 victory against No. 6 Cortland at the Mustang Classic hosted by Stevenson University.
Both teams are now 5-2.
Sophomore Zach Hopps scored five points on three goals and two assists to lead the Cortland offense. Senior Nate Garbarino had two goals and two assists, and junior Mike Cantellinetted a pair of goals. Senior Cody Consul and junior Benjamin Dunlavey each scored a goal with senior Mike Cummings and junior Matt Rakoczy contributing one assist apiece.
Junior goalie Scott Tota registered 11 saves for the Red Dragons. Junior Billy Davis won 9-of-16 faceoffs and collected five ground balls, Hopps recorded four ground balls and senior Stephen Burke caused two turnovers.
Arnold and Aaron Murphy paced Lynchburg with three goals and one assist each, and Austin Stewart also added three goals. David Alyanakian tallied one goal, Todd Galvin assisted on two scores and Bobby Distler and Campbell Armstrong chipped in with one assist apiece. Goalie Andrew Fawkes stopped 13 shots. Distler won 13-of-22 faceoffs and recorded seven ground balls. Chris Hower also added seven ground balls.
Lynchburg took an 8-6 lead into the fourth quarter, and Murphy notched his third goal of the game just 30 seconds into the period to make it 9-6. However, the Red Dragons fought back to tie the game at 9. Hopps registered his third goal of the game at 12:54, Consul scored at 11:46 and Cantelli buried the equalizer at 3:00.
The Red Dragons then killed off a one-minute, two-man advantage for the Hornets with under two minutes remaining as Lynchburg missed the goal three times, eventually giving possession to Cortland. After a successful clear and timeout, Cantelli shot wide with six seconds remaining and the game headed to overtime.
Distler won the faceoff to open the extra period, but Tota denied Armstrong's bid, which led to a successful Cortland clear and a timeout with 2:28 on the clock. Cantelli missed wide at 1:08, and Fawkes made a save on Rakoczy 15 seconds later. Hower scooped up the ground ball, the Hornets worked the clear and burned a timeout with 35 seconds remaining. After the timeout, with time winding down, Galvin found Arnold for the game-winner.