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College hockey: Union blanks Cornell, 3-0

College hockey: Union blanks Cornell, 3-0

The last time Union beat Cornell, the Dutchmen held the Big Red to nine shots on goal. The Dutchmen

The last time Union beat Cornell, the Dutchmen held the Big Red to nine shots on goal.

The Dutchmen came close to holding the Big Red in single-digit shots on goal again Saturday night.

Union limited Cornell to 11 shots on goal, giving goalie and Niskayuna native Colin Stevens his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 ECAC Hockey victory before a standing-room only crowd of 2,144 at Messa Rink.

The victory ended the Dutchmen’s four-game winless streak (3-0-1) against the Big Red. Their last win was a 4-0 victory at Messa on Feb. 11, 2011. In that game, Cornell had just four shots in the first two periods.

On Saturday, the Dutchmen (3-1 ECACH, 3-1 overall) played a much better defensive game than they did in Friday’s 5-3 loss to Colgate, a game in which they wasted leads of 2-0 and 3-2. It was a game that infuriated Dutchmen coach Rick Bennett.

“Leadership got through to our players,” Bennett said. “It comes from our leaders. It’s their team. We blocked shots, we came back and we played transitional defense.”

When asked about his fiery press conference Friday, Bennett said, “I have a passion for this game. It’s just the way I coach.”

Cornell coach Mike Schafer understood how Bennett felt after Friday after watching his team get just two shots on goal in the first period, five in the second and four in the third.

“Union played very, very well,” Schafer said. “We knew coming in that they were ready to roll after last night. As [angry] as Rick was last night, I am that way tonight. I thought they had a stronger will to win this game, and they outworked us in this game.”

The Dutchmen had 31 shots on goal. They grabbed a 1-0 lead 7:31 into the second period on Cole Ikkala’s first goal of the season.

“We settled down tonight,” Ikkala said. “Last night was not Union hockey. Tonight, one of the keys for us was winning the one-on-one battles.”

Union put the game away in the third period.

First, Shayne Gostisbehere beat goalie Andy Iles with his second goal of the season with 7:38 left in the game. Then, Matt Wilkins got his second of the year with 2:28 to go.

“This was definitely a big win,” said Gostisbehere, who’s first-period roughing penalty against Colgate drew Bennett’s ire because the Dutchmen were leading, 2-0, at the time. “We showed that we are a team to be reckoned with.

“Coach likes us to respond. We came back very strong tonight. He loves us as a group, and we came back strong.”

Daniel Carr and Eli Lichtenwald assisted on both goals. For the freshman center Lichtenwald, it was his first game back since he suffered a lower-body injury in the season-opener against Bowling Green Oct. 11, a game in which he scored a goal.

Union hosts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The two play the next night at 7 at Houston Field House.

Cornell 0 0 0 — 0

Union 0 1 2 — 3

First Period — None. Penalties — None.

Second Period — 1, Union, Ikkala 1 (Bennett, Coatta), 7:31. Penalty — McCarron, Cor (slashing), 17:32.

Third Period — 2, Union, Gostisbehere 2 (Lichtenwald, Carr), 12:22. 3, Union, Wilkins 2 (Carr, Lichtenwald), 17:32. Penalties — Wilkins, Uni (tripping), 5:11; Freschi, Cor (boarding), 19:37.

Shots on Goal — Cornell 2-5-4 — 11. Union 10-12-9 — 31.

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

Goalies — Cornell, Iles 3-2-1 (31 shots-28 saves). Union, Stevens 3-1-0 (11-11).

A — 2,144. A — 2:05.

Referees — Scott Whittemore, Bob Ritchie. Linesmen — Dan Taggart, Kevin Graber.

No. 10 RPI 6, Colgate 2

TROY — Right winger Ryan Haggerty added to his NCAA-leading goal total by scoring twice as the 10th-ranked Engineers made the most of their 17 shots on goal to beat the Raiders at Houston Field House.

Haggerty got his goals in the third period to help RPI (2-1-2, 6-2-2) seal the victory. The junior has 13 goals on the season, surpassing the career high of 12 he had last year.

The Engineers scored on two of their four first-period shots. Brock Higgs gave RPI a 1-0 lead at 6:55. Nearly three minutes later, Guy Leboeuf tallied a short-handed goal.

Mark McGowan made it 3-0 1:46 into the third to chase starting goalie Charlie Finn, who was replaced by Spencer Finney. Tylor Spink scored midway through the second for Colgate (2-2, 4-6-1).

Haggerty’s two goals, and one by Jacob Laliberte, ended Finney’s night in the third. He was replaced by Eric Mihalik.

Andrew Black scored Colgate’s final goal.

Colgate 0 1 1 — 2

RPI 2 1 3 — 6

First Period — 1, RPI, Higgs 7 (Tinordi, Hampton), 6:55. 2, RPI, Leboeuf 2 (Higgs, McGowan), 9:46 (sh). Penalty — Curadi, RPI, major (boarding), 8:19.

Second Period — 3, RPI, McGowan 1 (Leonard, Schroeder), 1:46. 4, Colgate, Tyl. Spink 5 (Tys. Spink, Borkowski), 9:22 (pp). Penalties — Miller, RPI, major-game misconduct (kneeing), 6:14; Schroeder, RPI, major-game misconduct (contact to head-roughing), 12:03; Curadi, RPI (tripping), 18;28; Murphy, Colg (roughing), 19:14.

Third Period — 5, RPI, Haggerty 12 (Zalewski), 4:21. 6, RPI, Laliberte 2 (McGowan, DeVito), 5:32. 7, RPI, Haggerty 13 (Neal, Laliberte), 12:08 (pp). 8, Colgate, Black 3 (McCann), 13:12. Penalties — Murphy, Colg (elbowing), 1:21; Haggerty, RPI (tripping), 5:50; Freeman, Colg (slashing), 12:00; Higgs, RPI (kneeing), 18:07.

Shots on Goal — Colgate 5-7-5 — 17. RPI 4-3-7 — 14.

Power-play opportunities — Colgate 1 of 7; RPI 1 of 3.

Goalies — Colgate, Finn 2-3-0 (7 shots-4 saves), Finney (1:46 second, 6-3), Mihalik (13:12 third, 1-1).

A — 3,249. T — 2:05.

Referees — Harry Dumas, Kevin Curtis. Linesmen — David Brown, Bill Bredin.

Southern Maine 3, Skidmore 2

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ryan Seward’s power-play goal late in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Huskies to an ECAC East win over the Thoroughbreds.

Southern Maine (1-1 ECAC East, 1-1 overall) took a 2-0 lead late in the first period on goals by Kirby Lorenz and Zach Klippenstein.

David Limoges scored for Skidmore (1-1, 2-1) with 43 seconds left in the first. Jack Even tied it with 5:12 remaining in the second.

Southern Maine 2 1 0 — 3

Skidmore 1 1 0 — 2

First Period — 1, Southern Maine, Lorenz 1 (Miller), 15:50. 2, Southern Maine, Klippenstein 2 (Guimond), 18:41. 3, Skidmore, Limoges 2 (Morelli), 19:17.

Second Period — 4, Skidmore, Even 1 (Limoges, Dupuis), 14:48. 5, Southern Maine, Seward 1 (Lorenz, Pompeo), 17:36 (pp).

Third Period — None.

Shots on Goal — Southern Maine 10-9-11 — 30. Skidmore 9-9-11 — 29.

Power-play opportunities — Southern Maine 1 of 7; Skidmore 0 of 8.

Goalies — Southern Maine, Wells 1-1-0 (29 shots-27 saves). Skidmore, Freiberg 1-1-0 (30-27).

Women

No. 3 Cornell 8, Union 1

ITHACA — The line of Jillian Saulnier, Jessica Campbell and Emily Fulton combined for four goals and eight assists as the third-ranked Big Red crushed the Dutchwomen in an ECAC Hockey game at Lynah Rink.

Saulnier, a center, and right winger Fulton each had two goals and two assists. Campbell, a left winger, had four assists.

Cornell (5-0-1 ECACH, 7-0-1 overall) scored the game’s first six goals. Saulnier ignited a four-goal first-period outburst by scoring 3:36 into the game.

The next three goals came in a 1:17 span of the first. Cassandra Poudrier tallied a power-play goal at 14:44. Taylor Woods made it 3-0 30 seconds later on an even-strength goal. Saulnier got her second goal at 16:01.

Anna Zorn and Fulton scored 53 seconds apart to make it 6-0 before Union’s Ashley Johnston scored a power-play goal with 9:47 left in the second. Fulton got her second goal of the game, a power-play tally, late in the second.

Poudrier, a defenseman, scored on the power play with 12:19 left in the game.

Union 0 1 0 — 1

Cornell 4 3 1 — 8

First Period — 1, Cornell, Saulnier 8 (Campbell, Leck), 3:36. 2, Cornell, Poudrier 1 (Fulton, Cudmore), 14:44 (pp). 3, Cornell, Woods 4 (Gagliardi, Zorn), 15:14. 4, Cornell, Saulnier 9 (Campbell), 16:01. Penalties — Tomaselli, Uni (checking), 13:27; Fulton, Cor (cross-checking), 17:50.

Second Period — 5, Cornell, Zorn 1 (Woods, Poudrier), 6:13. 6, Cornell, Fulton 7 (Saulnier, Campbell), 7:06. 7, Union, Johnston 2 (Kaminsky, Thomson), 10:13 (pp). 8, Cornell, Fulton 8 (Campbell, Saulnier), 17:54 (pp). Penalties — Poudrier, Cor (boarding), 8:48; Cudmore, Cor (checking), 8:56; Kaminsky, Uni (checking), 12:45; Thomson, Uni (hitting from behind), 17:10.

Third Period — 9, Cornell, Poudrier 2 (Cudmore, Fulton), 7:41 (pp). Penalties — Valente, Uni (checking), 6:30; Gagliardi, Cor (cross-checking), 13:23; Saulnier, Cor (tripping), 15:54.

Shots on Goal — Union 10-11-9 — 30. Cornell 12-14-5 — 31.

Power-play opportunities — Union 1 of 5; Cornell 3 of 4.

Goalies — Union, Lundberg 4-8-0 (31 shots-23 saves). Cornell, Slebodnick 7-0-1 (10 shots-10 saves), Voorheis (0:00 second, 20-19).

A — 1,193. T — 1:55.

Referees — Patrick Callan, Mark Andrews. Linesmen — Kyle Smiley, Scott Smith.

RPI 3, Colgate 0

HAMILTON — Goalie Kelly O’Brien made 28 saves to earn her second shutout of the season as the Engineers defeated the Raiders at Starr Rink.

O’Brien, a junior, has seven career shutouts. She stopped 21 shots over the final two periods.

Laura Horwood gave RPI (2-2, 3-7-1) a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal with 7:58 left in the first period. Lindsey Hylwa and Mari Mankey scored second-period goals for the Engineers.

RPI 1 0 2 — 3

Colgate 0 0 0 — 0

First Period — 1, RPI, Horwood 3 (Smelker, Schilter), 12:02 (pp). Penalties — Colgate bench, served by Trautz (too many players), 3:48; Smelker, RPI (hooking), 9:02; Craig, Colg (hooking), 11:01.

Second Period — 2, RPI, Hylwa 1 (Rooney, Wash), 3:09. 3, RPI, Mankey 2 (Banks, Hylwa), 15:46. Penalties — Banks, RPI (tripping), 3:09; Smelker, RPI (tripping), 5:41; Gass, Colg (tripping), 5:41; Drubel, Colg (hooking), 10:00; Colgate bench, served by Trautz (too many players), 12:30; Schilter, RPI (tripping), 12:44; Gruschow, RPI (roughing), 17:03; Godin, RPI (interference), 19:51.

Third Period — None. Penalties — Schilter, RPI (interference), 8:40; Gruschow, RPI (hooking), 9:15; Case, Colg (roughing), 11:54; Gruschow, RPI (checking), 13:57.

Shots on Goal — RPI 8-7-6 — 21. Colgate 7-10-11 — 28.

Power-play opportunities — RPI 1 of 5; Colgate 0 of 8.

Goalies — RPI, O’Brien 3-6-1 (28 shots-28 saves). Colgate, Brooks 1-3-0 (21-18).

A — 297. T — 1:55.

Referees — Kyle Allen, James Frommen. Linesmen — Ken Jacobson, Michael Cook.

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