No. 7 Men's Ice Hockey Comes Up Short At No. 4 Oswego, 4-2

OSWEGO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior defenseman Duggie Lagrone and sophomore forward Conlan Keenan each scored third-period goals, but it was No. 4 Oswego jumping out to a 3-0 first-period lead en route to a 4-2 victory over the No. 7 Knights, Friday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey action. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Oswego (16-3-2, 11-0-1 SUNYAC) tallied two goals in a two-minute span to build a 2-0 lead with 13:44 on the first-period clock. 
  • The Lakers tacked on a power play tally at 4:14 for a three-goal edge it would carry into the third period. 
  • Keenan's 16th goal of the season put Geneseo on the board with 9:28 remaining in regulation. 
  • Lugrone pulled Geneseo within one after a shot from the point made its way through a crowd in front of the Lakers' net with 2:00 minutes left in the period. 
  • The Knights pulled junior goalie Devin McDonald in favor of an extra skater with 1:16 on the clock, but it was Oswego tacking on an empty-net goal with 19 second on the clock to close the victory. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • Geneseo (15-5-3, 8-3-3 SUNYAC) saw its nine-game unbeaten-streak come to a close, losing for the first time since Jan. 5 (9-5 vs. Univ. of New England). 
  • Skating in his 50th-career game in a Knights' uniform, Keenan extended his point-scoring streak to 13-straight games while notching the 70th of his collegiate career (39 goals, 31 assists). 
  • Sophomore forward Andrew Romano, who also skated in his 50th appearance in a Geneseo sweater, was credited with an assist on Keenan's tally. He has totaled 14 goals and 44 assists (57 points) during his time with the Knights, including 27 assists this winter that are currently tied for third nationally. 
  • Geneseo became one of seven teams in the nation to eclipse the 100-goal plateau this winter. The Knights currently rank sixth out of 81 teams in Division III with 101 goals as well as a 4.39 goals per game. 

WHAT'S NEXT   

Already assured of no lower than the third seed for the SUNYAC Tournament, Geneseo would clinch the number-two seed and a first-round bye with victories in its final two regular-season games. The Knights host Cortland tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. and Brockport next Saturday (Feb. 17) for a pair of 7:00 p.m. face-offs.