MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Men's Ice Hockey team scored early, but it was not enough as they eventually dropped a high scoring affair 9-6 against the visiting Golden Eagles from Brockport on Saturday night.
John Lauer (Syracuse, N.Y) re-directed a slap shot from Joe Ftoma (Winnipeg, Manitoba) into the back of the net just 16 seconds into the contest to give the Mustangs the early lead. Four minutes later, Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.) passed ahead to Layne Martin (Findlay, Ohio) who snuck his way out on the right side. Martin found a crease and then beat Brockport's goaltender, Cole Burack, on the top shelf for the 2-0 lead.
With two seconds remaining in the first, Brockport cut the lead in half on a power play goal.
Morrisville tacked onto their lead at the 2:45 mark in the second period with a power play goal of their own off of the stick of Jordan Carvalho (Brampton, Ontario). However, the 3-1 lead was short lived as Brockport rattled off four straight goals in the second period before the Mustangs would get on the board again.
Unfortunately, another run of three unanswered goals by the Golden Eagles put the Mustangs on their heels in the third period. Morrisville would get goals from Ian Wood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and David Landau (Newtown, Conn.), but it was too little too late as the Mustangs would eventually fall 9-6.
The Mustangs will turn their attention to their Fredonia series when they travel to Fredonia on Friday, November 18 for a 7 PM contest, before returning home for a 7 PM game on Saturday, November 19.
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The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.