Union’s season ends in 3-2 loss to Cornell

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Another bad Union penalty led to another Cornell tiebreaking power-play goal. And with that, it was another disappointing end to a Dutchmen hockey season.

Evan Barlow scored with the Big Red on a two-man advantage midway through the third period Saturday, lifting Cornell to a 3-2 victory over Union and sweeping their ECAC Hockey tournament quarterfinal series before a sellout crowd of 2,263 at Messa Rink.

The fifth-seeded Big Red (18-13-3) advanced to the semifinals Friday at the Times Union Center. Cornell won’t know its opponent until later tonight because the other three series have been extended to a third game.

The fourth-seeded Dutchmen, who earned their first-ever first-round bye, end their season 15-14-6. The game ended with senior forward Josh Coyle, whose third-period holding penalty led to Brendon Nash’s game-winning power-play goal in Friday’s 3-2 Cornell victory, in the penalty box for the final seven seconds of the game after knocking down Big Red goalie Ben Scrivens.

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