MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Men's Ice Hockey team fell by a score of 6-3 in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday night at New England College in their first game action of 2018.
The host Pilgrims picked up the first goal just under six minutes into the contest, as they capitalized on a power play opportunity. However, the Mustangs responded seven minutes later with an even-handed tally by Ian Wood (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Stevie Ray Adams (Akwesasne, Que.) and Ryan Bochert (Denver, Colo.) picked up assists on the game-tying goal.
Though knotted at one entering the second period, it would be the Pilgrims who took control of the game. The hosts went on to score four goals in the second period as they outshot the Mustangs 18-7.
Despite the 5-1 deficit, the Mustangs began to click offensively late in the third period. CJ Stubbs (Pleasant Grove, Vt.) picked up his ninth goal of the season on a power play opportunity at 11:12 to bring the score to 5-2. Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.) and Bochert assisted on the goal.
New England College responded quickly, punching in another goal just over a minute later. However, Morrisville cut the Pilgrims' lead in half at 19:19 as Jimmy Philbin (Chicago, Ill.) found the back of the net. Stubbs and John Lauer (Syracuse, N.Y.) tallied the assists.
Unfortunately, the third period push was not enough as the Pilgrims secured the 6-3 victory over the Mustangs.
Morrisville will now turn their attention to local rival, Utica College. The Mustangs will host the Pioneers on Friday evening at 7 PM in the IcePlex.
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.