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Geneseo State Knights @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - Janaury 10th 2020

SUNYAC Men's Basketball
layup
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Nathanel Lepage

Plattsburgh State’s Axel Rodriguez (2) goes up for a layup while surrounded by four Geneseo defenders. The Plattsburgh State men’s basketball team’s 29-game home winning streak came to an end as SUNYAC play came to Memorial Hall, with a narrow 61-59 defeat at the hands of the Geneseo Knights. The first half set the tone for the tight affair, as the lead changed hands 10 times in the half, with Geneseo leading by as much as 5, while Plattsburgh’s largest lead stood at 3. Geneseo lead by a point with seconds remaining in the half before freshman Erik Salo beat the buzzer with a layup to send the Cardinals to the locker room with a 31-30 lead. Plattsburgh came out strong in the second half, building their lead to as much as 9. The Cardinals stayed in front through nearly the entire half, until a layup by Michael Gannon took the lead for the Knights with 27 seconds left on the clock. Gannon added a free throw to extend the lead to two. In the dying seconds of the game, Adam Jaquish made the would-be game-tying field goal just after time expired to end the game, sealing the Cardinals’ defeat. The loss ended Plattsburgh’s streak of wins in Memorial Hall, which encompassed the entire 2018-2019 season, and dropped the Cardinals to a 1-2 record in SUNYAC play. Gallery.

Princeton Tigers @ #7 Clarkson Golden Knights - January 10th 2020

ECAC Men's Hockey
falling to ice shot
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Don Simpson

Clarkson's Zach Tsekos (17) gets the shot off as he is falling to the ice with the Princeton defenders on his hip. The #7 Clarkson Golden Knights would host the Princeton Tigers at the Cheel Arena in ECAC Hockey in front of just over 2100 fans in a rematch of the 2018 ECAC Championship. The home Golden Knights would get the opening goal of the game on the powerplay from Haralds Egle at the 9:39 mark of the first period. The game would stay right there till inside the final three minutes of the second period when the Tigers would tie the game at 1 on a goal by Liam Grande. The Golden Knights would keep fighting and take the lead back at the nine minute mark of the third period on the Adam Tisdale goal to make it 2-1. From there the Golden Knights defense would step up and they would hold on for the 2-1 victory. In the winning effort Frank Marotte would make 23 saves as they go to 14-4-2 and will look to finish off the weekend sleep against the Quinnipac Bobcats. Gallery.

Salmon River Shamrocks @ Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Hockey - January 10th 2020

NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey
breakup breakaway
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Dale Gonyo (27) takes down Salmon River's Estyn Wyile (88) and break up the breakaway attempt. The Beekmantown Eagles would host the Salmon River Shamrocks in nonconference NYSPHSAA action at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. The would-be a matchup between two very evenly matched teams. It would take until the last minute of the first period when the Shamrocks would get the opening goal of the game from Thomas Cook. The game would stay there all the way till halfway through the third period when the Eagles would finally get the tying goal on an Alex Brenzia goal. The game would stay there and overtime would be forced and in the overtime at the 2:03 mark when the Shamrocks would get the winner from Thomas Cook and get the 2-1 victory. In the losing effort, Beekmantown's Riley Hansen would make 26 saves as they fall to 3-3 on the season and the Shamrocks go to 2-2 on the season. Next up for the Eagles will be a road game at Potsdam while the Shamrocks will host Norwood-Norfolk. Gallery.

Geneseo State Knights @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - Janaury 10th 2020

SUNYAC Women's Basketball
layup
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Plattsburgh State's Theresa Quinn (12) comes in on the breakaway for the layup as part of a five-point night. The Plattsburgh State women’s basketball team returned to SUNYAC action Friday, facing SUNY Geneseo at Memorial Hall and falling by a final score of 66-54. A strong second-half performance, particularly in the fourth quarter, was not enough to overcome a slow start for the Cardinals. Geneseo got on the board first in the first minute of the game before Taylor Clare scored a jumper to tie the game at 2-2. Only 80 seconds into the game, however, a free throw by Lauren Romito gave the Knights a lead that they would never surrender. Geneseo led 24-14 after the first quarter and pulled away in the second as Plattsburgh shot 0-for-18 in the quarter. With Geneseo up by 21 points at halftime, the Cardinals faced an uphill battle to get back into the game. While they did outscore the Knights in both the third and fourth quarters, the final margin of 12 points was the closest score of the second half. The Knights were paced by Romito’s double-double performance, with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Kerrin Montgomery led with 17 points. For the home team, Ly’rell Walker scored 15 points and Taylor Clare scores 12 and collected 10 rebounds for her own double-double in the loss.
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Morrisville State Mustangs @ #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals- January 8th 2020

NEWHL Women's Hockey
falling down goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Anne Katonka (47) gets the rebound goal as she is falling to the ice. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would return home for there first game of the home game of the 2020 portion of there season with NEWHL matchup against the Morrisville State Mustangs. The Cardinals would return home in top form as they would get three goals in the opening period two from Katiln Drew Mead and one from Annie Katonka and have a 3-0 lead at the end of the period. In the second period the Cardinals would get one more from Sara Krauseneck at the 3:20 mark to take the 4-0 lead. Although the Mustangs would answer back two minutes later on a goal from Mackenzie Lombardi to break up the shutout bid. That is where the game would stay till 12:49 mark of the third period when Annie Katonka would strike again this time on the powerplay for her second goal of the night and secure the 5-1 victory. In the winning effort, Anne Katonka and Katlin Drew-Mead would each have a pair of goals while Chole Beaubein would make 19 stops as the Cardinals go to 13-1 on the season. Gallery.

Beekmantown Eagles @ Saranac Chiefs - High School Boys Hockey - January 7th 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference
crunch
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Zack O'Connell (12) crunches Beekmantown's Gordie King (4) along the boards with the hard-hit from behind although it would cost him some time in the box. The Saranac Chiefs would host the Beekmantown Eagles in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. It would be a long feeling out period as it would take til inside the final five minutes of the first period when Eagles Cooper Burdo would score and make it 1-0. The Chiefs would keep fighting and eventually tie the game up with three minutes left in the second period on Saranac's Hayden Buckley goal. The Eagles would keep fighting and eventual take the lead back on Luke Moser (10) to make it 2-1 with five minutes left in the game. That would be enough as the Eagles would get the 2-1. In the winning effort, Riley Hansen would make 31 saves as the Eagles go to 4-2-1 while Erik Frechette for the Chiefs would make 27 saves as the Chiefs are now 6-2 on the season. Gallery.

Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - January 7th 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference
game tying goal
Photo By: 
Josh Painter

Plattsburgh's Greyson Giroux (11) rifles the shot on net as he takes the hit for the game tying goal late in the game. The Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The Hornets would get the opening goal of the game at the 7:45 mark of the period from Ethan Kay. The goal would stand through the first period as the Hornets lead 1-0 after one. The Lakers would fight back and tie the game 2 minutes into the second period on a goal by Hunter Wilmot at 1-1. Then just 30 seconds later the Lakers would take the lead at 2-1 on a goal by Carter Sturgeon. The Hornets would keep the fight up and tie the game up in the closing minutes of the third period at 2 and force overtime by a goal from Greyson Giroux. In the overtime, the Lakers would secure the 3-2 victory on goal from Brendan Bullock. In the winning effort, the Lakers go to 5-3 on the season and play Northeastern Clinton next. While the Hornets fall to 2-4-1 on season and head to Norwood-Norfolk on the weekend for the annual tournament. Gallery.

#1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals Vs #5 Adrian Bulldogs Norwich East West Hockey Classic Championship - January 6th 2020

NCAA Division III Women's Hockey
champions
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Nathanel Lepage

The Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team celebrates their sixth East/West Hockey Classic championship at Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Arena. The No. 1 Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team claimed its sixth title in eight years at Norwich University’s 10th annual East/West Hockey Classic with a 4-1 win over the No. 5 Adrian College Bulldogs. In a tight affair that saw Adrian lead shots on goal 33-30, the Cardinals claimed victory with the first four goals of the contest.

Plattsburgh scored the only goal of the first period, as Taylor Whitney picked up the rebound from an Ivy Boric shot and slid the puck behind Adrian's goaltender Denisa Janodvá, getting knocked to the ice as her shot barely crossed the goal line.

The Cardinals extended their lead with two goals in the span of 40 seconds in the second period, as Abby Brush knocked home the rebound of an Erin McArdle shot and Madison walker scored on a 2-on-1 rush with Kaitlin Drew-Mead. Sierra Benjamin, who claimed the tournament’s MVP award, recorded assists on both goals.

Plattsburgh State began the third period with a power-play after Adrian’s Kelly O’Sullivan was called for body checking in the final moments of the second, and Benjamin capitalized on the opportunity with a hard shot from the left faceoff circle. After her first goal of the season, Benjamin showed her emotions by dabbing before skating to the bench.

Adrian’s Une Bjelland picked up on a loose puck in front of the Plattsburgh net to get the Bulldogs on the board, but the Cardinals held on to the 4-1 lead and skated to the title.

Ashley Davis, starting in net for the Cardinals for the second straight game, made a career-high 32 saves, while Jandová recorded 26 saves of her own.

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#1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals @ #3 Norwich Cadets Norwich East West Hockey Classic- January 5th 2020

NCAA Division III Women's Hockey
we have flight
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Plattsburgh State forward Nicole Unsworth is tripped up as her backhanded shot crosses the goal line to extend the Cardinals’ lead in the second period. Unsworth’s goal would prove to be the game-winner in the 6-3 victory over the Norwich Cadets. The No. 1 Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team kicked off its second semester of action with a 6-3 win over No. 3 Norwich Sunday in the first round of the 10th annual East/West Hockey Classic at Kreitzberg Arena.

The host team got on the board early, with a goal by Amanda Conway extending her program-record career tally. While a Taylor Whitney goal late in the first period tied the game 1-1 for the Cardinals, the Cadets regained their lead only 19 seconds later off the stick of senior Sophie MCGovern, and that 2-1 margin stood into the first intermission.

The defending national champions wrested back control of the contest in the second frame, scoring three goals within 61 seconds. The Cardinals’ Madison Walker tied the goal at the 9:18 mark of the second period, and Abby Brush scored the go-ahead tally at 9:57.

The visitors capped off the flurry of goals at 10:57 with a backhanded shot from Nicole Unsworth, taking advantage of a Norwich turnover in the defensive zone.

The Cardinals earned extra insurance with powerplay goals from Sara Krauseneck and Ivy Boric in the third period before Norwich’s Brynn Wopperer scored the third goal for the Cadets.

Ashley David made 29 saves in net for the Cardinals, including a stop on an Ann-Frederique Guay penalty shot. With the win, Plattsburgh State advanced to take on the Bulldogs of Adrian College in the final of the East/West Hockey Classic.

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Elmira Soaring Eagles @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - W.B. Mason Winter Classic Championship Game - January 4th 2020

NCAA Division 3 Mens Hockey
celeberation
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Kyle Coryea

The Elmira Soaring Eagles celebrate as they are crowd the 2019 W.B. Mason Winter Classic champions at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. The championship game of the W.B. Mason Winter Classic woould be a renewal of a rivalry between longtime foes as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would faceoff with the Elmira Soaring Eagles. The game would start off great for the home Cardinals as they would get the opening goal of the game just 1:27 into the first period from Christian Difelice. The lead would short-lived as the Soaring Eagles would get the equalizer with a shorthanded goal from Nick Ford just over three minutes later and tie the game at 1. Then just two minutes later at the 6:59 mark of the first period, the Soaring Eagles would take the 2-1 lead on a goal by Anthony Parrucci. That is where the game would remain for the rest of the period and until the 13:30 mark of the second when Elmira's Matthew Cuce would score two goals in two minutes with one of them being a shorthanded goal to take the 4-1 lead. That would be all that the Soaring Eagles would need as they would hold on from there to take the 4-1 victory. In the losing effort, the Cardinals would fall to 4-7-1 on the season. Gallery.

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