MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Men's Ice Hockey team were done in by a Bengals' four-goal third period, falling 6-1 at home against Buffalo State in a State Universities of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest.
The Bengals struck first at 4:46 in the first period as Zach Remers deposited a rebound into the back of the net for the early 1-0 lead for the visitors.
Despite being outshot 17-7 in the first period, Morrisville responded back late in the third as they capitalized on a power play opportunity. The Mustangs swung the puck from right to left, finding the stick of Aidan Conolly (Rochester, N.Y.) who blasted a one timer through traffic from the left wing for the equalizer.
Unfortunately, the shot disparity would catch up to the Mustangs less than two minutes later as Remers registered his second goal of the game off of a deep rebound in front of the crease for the 2-1 Bengals' lead.
Buffalo State once again topped Morrisville in shots on goal in the second, as the Bengals put up 16 to just two for the Mustangs. However, the Mustangs weathered the storm, including three penalty kills to keep the score at 2-1 headed into the third period.
The Bengals continued their shot advantage throughout the third period. Their persistence around the net paid off as Buffalo State was able to put four goals up on the board in the third to secure the 6-1 victory over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs will take a break from competition for finals week and winter break and will return to the ice on Tuesday, January 9 in a non-conference road matchup against New England College at 7 PM. Morrisville will play their first home contest of 2018 on Friday, January 12 as they host local rival, Utica College 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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.