OSWEGO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior forward Andrew Romano totaled a goal and three assists as the No. 2 Knights skated to a 4-4 tie at No. 4 Oswego, Saturday night, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Romano gave the Knights the early lead after scoring a loose puck inside the left post that trickled behind the Oswego goalie with 16:23 on the clock.
- Oswego tied the game on a nice wrap-around move by first-year forward Travis Broughman from behind the left post with 5:46 left in the first period.
- Romano sent a pass from the left corner on goal that junior forward Conlan Keenan tipped off the bottom of the cross bar, glove-side, and down for a goal with 4:25 on the first-period clock.
- Broughman finished a Laker break with a nice deke in front of Knights' senior goalie Devin McDonald to re-tie the game, 2-2, with 2:13 left in the first, but junior forward David Szmyd cleaned up his own rebound from close range with 33.1 on the clock to push Geneseo back on top, 3-2, heading into the second period.
- Oswego scored two goals in the second period, including a short-handed tally with 2:38 on the clock to build a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes of play.
- Midway through the third period, the Knights capitalized on a Laker slashing penalty as junior forward Tyson Empey scored on a one-timer off a Romano feed with 9:49 on clock.
- With the tie, Geneseo (20-1-2, 10-1-2 SUNYAC) only needs one one point (a win or a tie) in its final two games of the regular season to clinch the top seed for the SUNYAC Tournament later this month.
- The Knights saw their 17-game win-streak come to a close with the tie, but extended their program-record unbeaten streak to 18.
- Oswego's first goal broke a scoreless streak of 258:49 over six games by McDonald, marking the fourth-longest streak in Division III history.
- Romano became the 28th player in program history to score 100 career points while surpassing Stephen Collins '17 for 16th in program history with 80 assists to date.
- Keenan finished the night with a goal and an assist to move into a tie for 21st place on the Knights' all-time scoring list, joining Mike Roll '92 with 114 points. He also moved into a three-way tie for 15th with his 61st career goal.
The Knights travel to Buffalo State on Wednesday (Feb. 13) for a 7:00 p.m. SUNYAC tilt before closing the regular season at Brockport on Friday (Feb. 15) in a 7:00 p.m. start.