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Engineers bounce Big Red, complete weekend sweep

Sunday, January 20, 2013
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— Mark McGowan scored at 12:14 of the third period, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held off 16th-ranked Cornell, 3-2, in an ECAC Hockey game Saturday night at Houston Field House.

The victory completed a weekend sweep for RPI, which beat Colgate, 2-1, Friday night. RPI (3-6-3, 8-10-5) is 6-2-2 at the Field House this season. Cornell drops to 4-4-2 and 8-7-2.

The game’s first three goals were scored on the power play. RPI took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a Nick Bailen man-up goal at 3:42, but Cornell knotted the score on a John McCarron power-play goal at 10:12.

RPI went ahead once again, 2-1, on a Ryan Haggerty power-play goal in the second period.

Joel Lowry made things interesting for the Big Red by scoring with just 32 seconds left.

Jason Kasdorf made 34 saves for RPI. Andy Iles stopped 22 shots for Cornell.

Cornell 1 0 1 — 2

RPI 1 1 1 — 3

First Period — 1, RPI, Baillen (Laliberte, Neal), 3:42 (pp). 2, Cornell, McCarron (Mowrey, Joakim), 10:12 (pp). Penalties — Krisley, Cor (holding), 3:24; Miller, RPI (boarding), 4:24; Burgdoerfer, RPI (checking from behind), 9:34; Burgdoerfer, RPI (game misconduct), 9:34.

Second Period — 3, RPI, Haggerty (Neal, Leboeuf), 15:27 (pp). Penalties — Gotovets, Cor (slashing), 4:59; Mowrey, Cor (holding), 13:36; McGowan, RPI (holding), 19:31.

Third Period — 4, RPI, McGowan (Haggerty, Bradley), 12:14. 5, Cornell, Lowry (Miller, Ferlin), 19:28. Penalties — Bailen, RPI (holding), 12:40.

Shots on Goal — Cornell 16-10-10 — 36; RPI 5-15-5 — 25.

Power-play opportunities — Cornell 1 of 5; RPI 2 of 3.

Goalies — Cornell, Andy Isles 8-7-2 (25 shots-22 saves). RPI, Jason Kasdorf 4-1-2 (36-34).

A —3,550. T — 2:02.

Referees — Peter Feola, Mike Baker. Linesmen — Glen Cooke, Justin Prusak.

SKIDMORE 3, NEW ENGLAND 1

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Thoroughbreds completed a weekend ECAC East sweep with a victory over the University of New England at the Saratoga Springs City Rink.

The 6-4-1, 9-7-2 Thoroughbreds are in a five-way tie for second place in the league, while the Nor’easters dropped to 3-8 and 5-11.

Aaron Beck, Brendan Cottam and Ondrej Krajnak scored for Skidmore, while Ben Freilberg made 17 saves.

Adam Late scored New England’s lone goal in the second period, and goalie Colby Drost made 31 saves.

New England 0 1 0 — 1

Skidmore 1 2 0 — 3

First Period — 1, Skidmore, Beck (Menard, Limoges), 16:38.

Second Period — 2, Skidmore, Krajnak (unassisted), 3:01. 3, Skidmore, Cottam (Schuler, Even), 13:13. 4, New England, Laite (Lokey, Quinn), 13:30.

Third Period — No scoring.

Shots on Goal — New England 3-8-7 — 18; Skidmore 12-13-9 — 34.

Power-play opportunities — New England 0 of 2; Skidmore 0 of 5.

Goalies — New England, Colby Drost 2-2-0 (34 shots-31 saves). Skidmore, Ben Freiberg 6-2-0 (18-17).

A — 210. T — 1:55.

Referee — Scott Spencer. Linesmen —Mike Cross, John Smith.

Women

Harvard 1, Union 0

BOSTON — Union’s Shenae Lundberg became the eighth goalie in women’s program history to exceed 1,000 saves, but the Crimson edged the Dutchwomen in an ECAC match at the Bright Hockey Center.

Union (7-14-3, 0-9-3 ECAC) is the second team this season to hold No. 2/3 Harvard’s (16-1-1, 3-0-0) offense to just one goal. The other team was then-No. 7 Boston University in a 2-1 Crimson loss on Nov. 18.

Jillian Dempsey extended the nation’s longest point streak with her 31st consecutive game with her goal in the second period.

The Crimson tested the Dutchwomen defense often in the first period, holding a 14-3 shot advantage. However, Lundberg was there to stop all 14 shots. Lundberg’s best save came on a redirected shot by a Crimson skater in which the netminder made a pad save to her left for the stop.

With Stefanie Thomson in the penalty box for a boarding penalty, Samantha Reber won the ensuing faceoff in which Sarah Edney found Dempsey alone in the middle to beat Lundberg at 15:19 of the second period.

The Dutchwomen offense could not gather much momentum in the final period.

Harvard goalie Laura Bellamy improves to 9-1-0 on the season while Lundberg, who finished with 34 saves, takes the loss and drops to 6-11-3. Harvard held the advantage in shots and faceoffs with 35-7 and 29-18, respectively.

After playing their fifth game in seven days, the Dutchwomen will host RPI for a home-and-home series starting Friday at Messa Rink.

Union 0 0 0 — 0

Harvard 0 1 0 — 1

First Period — No scoring. Penalties — None.

Second Period — 1, Harvard, Dempsey (Edney, Reber), 15:19 (pp). Penalties — Crowe, Har (tripping), 8:06; Thomson, Uni (boarding), 15:01.

Third Period — No scoring. Penalty — Norton, Uni (tripping), 4:48.

Shots on Goal — Union 3-3-1 — 7; Harvard 14-12-9 — 35.

Power-play opportunities — Union 0 of 1; Harvard 1 of 2.

Goalies — Union, Lundberg 6-11-3 (35 shots-34 saves). Harvard, Bellamy 9-1-0 (7-7).

A — 601. T — 1:49.

Referee — Tory Mazzola. Linesmen — Carol Weston, Liam Oliver.

RPI 2, DARTMOUTH 2

HANOVER, N.H. — The Eng-ineers rallied with a pair of third-period goals but settled for a draw with the Big Green.

Dartmouth (7-4-2 ECAC, 12-5-3 overall) took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Saha Nanji just 2:53 into the game. The Big Green padded their lead seconds before the intermission on a goal by Sally Komarek.

After a scoreless second period, RPI bounced back with a power-play goal by Eleeza Cox at 14:01 of the third. Jenn Godin picked up the assist on that goal and then tied the game with a goal of her own three minutes later.

Kelly O’Brien made 22 saves for RPI (4-7-1, 6-15-3), while Lindsay Holdcroft stopped 18 shots for Dartmouth.

RPI 0 0 2 0 — 2

Dartmouth 2 0 0 0 — 0

First Period — 1, Dartmouth, Nanji (Whitford), 2:53 (pp). 2, Dartmouth, Komarek (Stacey), 19:53. Penalties — Walsh, RPI (tripping), 1:24; Hobeika, Dar (checking), 2:14; Dartmouth bench, served by Odland (too many players), 8:52; Grusschow, RPI (interference), 10:26; Dartmouth bench, served by Berghuis (too many players), 13:06; Dumais, Dar (hooking), 17:49.

Second Period — No scoring. Penalties — Daniels, RPI (hooking), 5:54; Gruschow, RPI (tripping), 8:13; Fischer, Dar (hooking), 11:04.

Third Period — 3, RPI, Cox (Godin), 14:01 (pp). 4, RPI, Godin (Gruschow), 17:52. Penalties — Odland, Dar (checking), 1:02; Schilter, RPI (roughing), 2:34; Marzarlo, RPI (hooking), 3:14; Fischer, Dar (cross-checkign), 7:15; Godin, RPI (checking), 9:42; Dumais, Dar (checking), 9:42; Berghuis, Dar (tripping), 12:55; Sasha, Dar (checking), 19:05.

Overtime — No scoring. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — RPI 4-4-10-2 — 20; Dartmouth 12-9-3-0 — 24.

Power-play opportunities — RPI 1 of 10; Dartmouth 1 of 4.

Goalies — RPI, O’Brien 5-13-2

(24 shots-22 saves). Dartmouth, Holdcroft 11-4-3 (20-18).

A — 894. T — 2:08.

Referee — Matt Brady. Linesmen — Derek Zuckerman, Jamie Colacino.

 
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