Brockport Golden Eagles Hockey drop pair of SUNYAC matches as losing streak extends to four games.
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The SUNY Brockport Men's Ice Hockey team had a pair of SUNYAC matches this weekend. On Friday night, the Golden Eagles traveled to Cortland to take on the Red Dragons and on Saturday night they hosted the Oswego state Lakers.
On Friday night in Cortland, The Golden Eagles were looking for revenge after a blowout loss to the Red Dragons at home earlier in the season. After a back-and-forth first period, neither team was able to get the pucks in the net and they headed into the second period deadlocked at 0-0.
The game wouldn't stay tied for very long though, as just 1:16 into the second period, Red Dragons senior defensemen Nick Grupp made it a 1-0 game. The Red Dragons would add to their lead after another Powerplay goal by sophomore defensemen Johnny Facchini just 2:26 later. At the 12:11 mark in the second period, senior forward Trevor Veneklase scored on a Powerplay and just like that, Brockport found thems lves down 3-0.
The Golden Eagles would not go down easily though. At the 6:06 mark in the third period, freshman Manny Sanchez got one in net to cut the lead down to 3-1.
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At just under halfway through the third period, sophomore forward Connor Galloway cut the deficit to within one with a goal. This would be the last goal of the game for the Golden Eagles as they failed to complete the comeback and would lose 3-2.
Cortland senior goaltender Luca Durante saved 28 shots on net while Brockport senior goaltender Aidan Curry saved 32 shots on net.
On Saturday night The Golden Eagles hosted the Oswego State Lakers. The game remained scoreless through one, but the Golden Eagles would soon be in the same situation as they were on Friday night.
At the 11:11 mark in the third period, junior forward Noah Bull got the scoring started for the Lakers to put them up 1-0 early. Just two minutes later, Junior forward Jackson Arcan scored on a Powerplay to make it 2-0.
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Graduate Student defensemen Alex Montelone gave the Golden Eagles some life after scoring a goal at the end of the second period. This would be the only goal of the game for the Golden Eagles.
Senior forward Alek Dicarlo and senior defensemen Quinn Warmuth would both add goals for the Lakers late in the third period to win the game 4-2.
The Golden Eagles now sit at 8-14 on the season and 3-10 record in the conference. The Golden Eagles have lost four straight games. The Golden Eagles have back-to-back SUNACY matches as they host the Fredonia Blue Devils on Friday February 10th at 7pm and then travel to Buffalo State to take on the Bengals on Saturday at 7pm.