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No. 4 Men's Ice Hockey Falls at No. 12 Oswego, 5-3

Senior R.J. Burns
Senior R.J. Burns

OSWEGO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior forward Stephen Collins was one of three Knights with a goal, but it was No. 12 Oswego scoring four-unanswered tallies in the third period to earn the 5-3 victory over the No. 4 Knights, Saturday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey action. 

Geneseo (2-1-0, 1-1-0 SUNYAC) sophomore forward Arthur Gordon notched the lone goal of the first period, finishing a scramble in front of the Lakers' net with 4:02 on the clock as the visitors carried a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. 

In the second period, Geneseo first-year forward David Szmyd notched a power play goal on a shot from the low slot as he was falling down with 14:07 on the clock to build a 2-0 edge. 

Oswego got on the board with the first of three power-play tallies on the night as Shawn Hulshof scored on a shot from the right wing with 7:42 remaining. However, it was Collins answering just over a minute later to re-claim a two-goal Knights lead. Taking advantage of a failed Lakers' clear, Collins took a short feed from senior forward Trevor Hills in front of Oswego goalie Matt Zawadski and slipped a shot between his pads to make it a 3-1 lead with 6:32 left. 

Oswego started its comeback by converting back-to-back power play opportunities to tie the game, 3-3. Neil forced a power-play goal past Geneseo sophomore goalie Devin McDonald with 16:37 remaining before Jody Sullivan got another in the back of the net with 7:49 left in regulation. 

Stephen Johnson put the Lakers in front, 4-3, with 40 seconds remaining before Alex Botton tacked on an empty-netter with three seconds on the clock to put the game away. 

Geneseo will return to action next Friday and Saturday (Nov. 11-12) with a pair of road games at Canton, slated to start at 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively. 

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