GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo first-year forward Conlan Keenan scored the first three goals of his collegiate career while senior forward Stephen Collins (2 goals, 3 assists) and senior forward Trevor Hills (2 goals, 2 assists) helped lead the No. 4 Knights to an 11-2 victory over Cortland in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey action, Friday.
Geneseo finished the night with the most goals scored since an 11-1 victory over visiting Buffalo State on Jan. 29, 2005. It was also the first double-digit scoring output in four seasons dating back to a 10-3 victory at Cortland (Jan. 25, 2013).
Collins notched a power-play goal 1:09 into the game as Geneseo (2-0, 1-0 SUNYAC) built a 4-0 first-period lead. First-year forward Devin Brink notched the first goal of his collegiate career with 15:10 to play before Keenan notched a power-play tally for his first with 9:15 left. Hills got into the action with a tally with 3:55 on the clock to close the period.
It only took 45 seconds of the second period for Hills to find Collins for the 5-0 edge. Cortland got on the board with 9:19 on the clock, before Keenan put the home team back on top by five, 6-1, with 16 seconds left prior to the second intermission.
Geneseo scored two more times in the first three minutes of the third period on a power-play tally by sophomore forward Arthur Gordon and the first goal of the season by senior forward RJ Burns. Junior forward Sotiri Athanasopoulos scored with 12:08 remaining before Hills netted his second goal with 9:16 to play as the Knights built a 10-1 lead.
Cortland stopped the run with a tally with 3:36 left before Keenan completed the hat-trick with 4:35 on the clock to close the scoring.
Geneseo will hit the road on Saturday to take on Oswego in a 7:00 p.m. SUNYAC showdown.