MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Men's Ice Hockey team dropped a high-scoring conference matchup with Plattsburgh State on Friday night by a score of 7-5.
The Mustangs got on the board first, tallying the only goal of the first period at the 8:27 mark thanks to Jimmy Philbin (Chicago, Ill.). Layne Martin (Findlay, Ohio) and Max Sund (Stockholm, Sweden) collected the assists.
After the first period, the flood gates opened for both teams in terms of scoring. Unfortunately for Morrisville, the Cardinals scored three in the period before the Mustangs could get on the board again. With just over four minutes remaining in the second, Jordan Carvalho (Brampton, Ontario) brought the score to 3-2 off of assists from CJ Stubbs (Pleasant Grove, Vt.) and Mike Giacometti (Mississauga, Ontario).
Plattsburgh tacked on another early in the third period in a short-handed situation for the 4-2 lead. Giacometti's power play goal at the 8:25 mark cut the Cardinals lead to just one. David Landau (Newtown, Conn.) and Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.) picked up the assists.
Despite another Cardinals goal at the 11:26 mark, Morrisville roared back to tie the game at 5-5 by capitalizing on back-to-back power play opportunities. Giacometti converted again for Morrisville's fourth goal, assisted this time by DeVito and Philbin, while Henry Hearon (Chicago, Ill.) notched the game-tying goal. Joseph Santino (Woodbridge, Ontario) and Carvalho assisted on the play.
While the Mustangs were able to capitalize on their power play opportunities, Plattsburgh turned the tables at the 17:33 mark in the third period as they were able to take advantage of a late interference penalty by Morrisville. An even-handed goal by the Cardinals with twenty seconds remaining in the game secured their 7-5 win.
Morrisville will return home for the second game of their SUNYAC series with Plattsburgh State tomorrow evening at 7 PM.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
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.