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Cortland Men’s Hockey Sweep Weekend

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GENESEO, N.Y. – The nationally seventh-ranked Geneseo men’s hockey team scored three first-period goals and held off a Cortland comeback to earn a 3-2 victory Friday night in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons dropped to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference. The Knights improved to 6-1 and 3-1.

Senior Jona Hildreth (Williamsville/Walpole Express) and junior Johnny Facchini (Succasunna, NJ/P.A.L. Junior Islanders) scored Cortland’s goals. Seniors Sutter Donegan (Cicero/Buffalo Jr. Sabres) and Geordan Buffoline (Ballston Spa/Vermont Lumberjacks) and sophomore Stephen Kyrkostas (Selden/Johnstown Tomahawks) each collected an assist. Sophomore goalie Ronan Mobley (Playa Del Ray, CA/New Hampshire Avalanche) stopped 28 shots.

Alex Wilkins led Geneseo with a goal and an assist. Tyson Gilmoure and Alex Dameski added goals, while Cooper Fensterstock, Peter Morgan, Mitch Machiltt and Sterling Wolters chipped in with one assist apiece. Goalie Adam Harris made 37 saves.

The Knights jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening period on a power-play goal and two even-strength scores. Hildreth made it a 3-1 game at 18:07 of the second period, and Facchini pulled Cortland to within 3-2 at 12:35 of the third period. The Red Dragons pulled Mobley late for an extra skater but couldn’t score the equalizer as Geneseo held on for the 3-2 win.

Geneseo 3, Cortland 2

Score by periods:
Cortland      0-1-1      2
Geneseo     3-0-0      3

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists) 
Cortland: Jona Hildreth 1-0, Johnny Facchini 1-0, Sutter Donegan 0-1, Geordan Buffoline 0-1, Stephen Kyrkostas 0-1
Geneseo: Alex Wilkins 1-1, Tyson Gilmour 1-0, Alex Dameski 1-0, Cooper Fensterstock 0-1, Peter Morgan 0-1, Mitch Machiltt 0-1, Sterling Wolters 0-1

Saves: Ronan Mobely (Cortland) 28 saves (3 GA in 58:22), Empty Net 1:38, Adam Harris (Geneseo) 37 saves (2 GA in 60:00)

Shots on Goal: Cortland 39 (12-17-10), Geneseo 31 (13-10-8)
Penalties: Cortland 5-10;00, Geneseo 4-8:00
Power Play: Geneseo 1-5, Cortland 0-4

CORTLAND VS. BROCKPORT

CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Cortland men’s hockey team scored three unanswered goals in the third period to break open a close game in earning a 6-2 victory Saturday night in SUNYAC action at Alumni Arena. The Red Dragons improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while the Golden Eagles dropped to 2-5 and 1-4.

Six different players scored goals for Cortland. Seniors Nate Berke (Williamsville/Buffalo Jr. Sabres) and Jona Hildreth (Williamsville/Walpole Express), juniors Domenic Settimo (East Meadow/P.A.L. Junior Islanders) and Anthony Bernardo (Hauppauge.P.A.L. Junior Islanders) and sophomores Evan Beaudry (Mississauga, ON/Kemptville 73s) and Zack Smith (Courtice/Cobourg Cougars) each notched a goal.

Sophomore Stephen Kyrkostas (Selden/Johnstown Tomahawks) recorded three assists for the Red Dragon, while seven others picked up one assist apiece. Freshman goalie Hunter Hein (Peoria, AZ/Texas Roadrunners) turned aside 27 shots.

Senior Connor Galloway (Sugar Hill, GA/Boston Jr. Rangers) and sophomore Josh Grund (Baldwinsville/Boston Jr. Rangers) each tallied a goal and an assist for Brockport. Graduate student Scott Ramaekers (Hamburg/Buffalo Jr. Sabres) and junior Jacob Rodrigue (Nashua, NH/Boston Jr. Rangers) collected an assist. Senior goalie Dylan Wiemer (Greece/East Coast Wizards) registered 31 saves.

Galloway gave the Golden Eagles the lead just 1:27 into the game when he scored on a wrist shot after Ramaekers caused a turnover in Cortland’s defensive zone. Beaudry tied the game a little more than a minute later on a rebound after a save on Brophy. Berke gave Cortland a 2-1 lead at 15:39 with a one-time shot deep on the left side of the crease.

Hildreth pushed the Cortland lead to 3-1 at 8:32 of the second period, finishing off slick pass work with a quick shot into an open side of the net. Grund made it a 3-2 game heading to the third period with a rebound goal at 14:04.

Settimo scored in front at 8:43 of the third period, and Bernardo scored after a Kyrkostas faceoff win just over a minute later to make it a 5-2 game. Smith completed the scoring with a one-time shot off a fed from sophomore Colby Seitz Eden/Corpus Christi IceRays) at 13:58 for the 6-2 final

Cortland 6, Brockport 2

Score by periods:
Brockport       1-1-0       2
Cortland         2-1-3       6

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists) 
Brockport: Connor Galloway 1-1, Josh Grund 1-1, Scott Ramaekers 0-1, Jacob Rodrigue 0-1
Cortland: Evan Beaudry 1-0, Nate Berke 1-0, Jona Hildreth 1-0, Domenic Settimo 1-0, Anthony Bernardo 1-0, Zack Smith 1-0, Stephen Kyrkostas 0-3, Ryder Brophy 0-1, Sam Nichols 0-1, D.J. Walsh 0-1, Colin Anna 0-1, Devlin O’Kane 0-1, Johnny Facchini 0-1, Colby Seitz 0-1

Saves: Dylan Wiemer (Brockport) 31 saves (6 GA in 60:00); Hunter Hein (Cortland) 27 saves (2 GA in 59:55), Empty Net :05
Shots on Goal: Cortland 37 (12-9-16), Brockport 29 (5-15-9)
Penalties: Cortland 3-6:00, Brockport 1-2:00
Power Play: Brockport 0-2, Cortland 0-0

Records after game: Brockport (Golden Eagles) 2-5, 1-4 SUNYAC, Cortland (Red Dragons) 6-1, 4-1 SUNYAC

(Photo by Cortland Men’s Hockey)