MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Mustang men's ice hockey team was unable to weather the Knights comeback bid, settling for a 4-4 OT tie in the first game of their SUNYAC series on Friday night.
Morrisville State jumped on Geneseo early, picking up two goals before the mid-way point of the first period. Joe Ftoma (Winnipeg, Manitoba) found the back of the net on a shorthanded goal at the 7:07 mark. The goal was Ftoma's first of the 2015-2016 season. Layne Martin (Findlay, Ohio) picked up the assist. Two minutes later, Brett Johnson (Bronnxville, N.Y.) put the Mustangs up 2-0. David Landau (Newtown, Conn.) and Nick Russo (Sayville, N.Y.) added assists.
However, the host Knights battled back, scoring two of their own at the end of the first period.
With the score knotted at two goals apiece entering the second period, Morrisville quickly regained the advantage with a Mike Giacometti (Mississauga, Ontario) goal just 36 seconds into the second. CJ Stubbs (Pleasant Grove, Vt.) picked up his 14th assist on the season on the play.
Both teams hit a scoring drought at the end of the second and into the third period. After nearly 25 minutes, Geneseo pulled within 1 with 9:51 remaining. Unfortunately, for Morrisville, Geneseo found a way to even the score with four minutes left in the game.
Overtime was not kind to either team as neither could find the back of the net, bringing the final score to 4-4.
The Mustangs will continue their SUNYAC series against Geneseo tomorrow night. The puck is set to drop at 7 PM in the IcePlex on the campus of Morrisville State College.
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.