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Streaking Roos Top Buffalo State In OT

Buffalo – Tyson Bruce scored the game-winning goal with 32 seconds left in overtime to lift the SUNY Canton men’s hockey team to a 3-2 OT win at Buffalo State College on Friday evening. The win is the fifth straight for the Roos and the sixth in their last seven outings. THE BASICS

Result: SUNY Canton 3, Buffalo State 2 – OTLocation: Buffalo State Ice Arena – Buffalo, NYRecords:  SUNY Canton (7-3-1) | (6-6-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

After neither team found the back of the net in the opening 20 minutes it was Kyler Matthews who got the scoring started at 18:45 of the second period. Canton skated with an extended 52 second 5-on-3 and eight seconds after the Bengals got one skater back the Roos buried a 5-on-4 chance. Matthews put home his third goal of the season off passes from Sean David and Max Routledge.Buffalo State evened the game at one apiece 9:13 into the third frame when Anthony Tulipane scored his second goal of the season.The Roos pulled ahead once again on an unassisted tally from Brendan McCormack at 15:51, his third marker of the season.The Bengals knotted the game once again with 2:57 remaining in regulation and were whistled for a tripping penalty following the goal. The Canton penalty kill came up big killing the infraction as the teams would skate to overtime.Buffalo State was whistled for too many men on the ice midway through the extra session and that paid off when the Roos lit the lamp with one second left on the power play for the win. Bruce slotted his third goal of the season off the setup from AJ D’Orazio and Jesse Farabee.Austin Washkurak backstopped the team with 28 saves as he improved to 4-1-0 on the season. Emil Norrman turned aside 31 shots in the loss.Canton went 2-for-6 on the power play while killing off all six of its penalties.

WHAT'S NEXT These two teams will have a rematch on Saturday at 4 p.m.  

FRANKLIN PIERCE OUTSCORES LADY ROOS

Canton, NY – Hannah Desrochers tallied her first two collegiate goals to tie the game at 3-3 late in the second period but visiting Franklin Pierce University used three unanswered scores to earn a 6-3 win on Friday afternoon.  The win by the NCAA Division II Ravens who are eligible for the NCAA D-I Tournament, snaps the Roos three game win streak. THE BASICS

Result: Franklin Pierce 6, SUNY Canton 3Location: Roos House – Canton, NYRecords: Franklin Pierce (13-6-0) | SUNY Canton (3-8-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Ravens opened the scoring at 2:16 of the opening period. Reece Diener won a faceoff at the right circle back to Bridgette Prentiss at the point. She wristed the puck toward net where it deflected off a Roos defenseman and back to Diener at the right post who finished into the net.Canton responded just 36 seconds later as Verity Lewis hit Sarah Kosnaskie with a breakout pass through the neutral zone.

Kosnaskie found Natasha Simioni to her right with a perfect pass in the slot as she buried her second goal in as many games.Franklin Pierce regained the lead at the 10:51 mark when Delaney Guimont collected the puck in her defensive zone and skated it through the neutral zone. Shortly after crossing the blue line, she left a pass for Becca Kniss to her right who beat Roo goaltender Sirena Alvarez glove side.The Ravens extended the lead to 3-1 just over five minutes later. Prentiss blocked an attempted dump in by the Roos and collected the puck at mid-ice. Nicole Amato touched the puck on as Prentiss beat Alvarez across the face of goal. The visitors took a 3-1 lead after one.Canton got within one at 12:04 of the second as Desrochers made a beautiful individual play skating in and taking a slap shot top shelf just over the helmet of Raven goalie Jessica Strack.With just more than three minutes to play in the middle period Simioni and Kosnaskie skated in on a 2-on-1. Simioni waited until the perfect moment dropping a pass to Kosnaskie on her left but the sophomore was just unable to get her stick on it into the open left side of net.The Roos continued to impose their will offensively as it paid off a minute later. Ashley Gillies fed the puck from the low near boards to Caeley Smith outside the left dot. She found Desrochers in the low slot who put a one-timer past Strack.Franklin Pierce regained the one goal advantage just 18 seconds later as Katelyn Brightbill picked off a failed Canton clearance. She played a pass to Ava Kison on her right who delivered a shot into the open net for the lead.The Ravens added an insurance goal as Kison won the puck behind her own net to Marissa Massaro. Massaro played a quick pass out in front to Brightbill who beat Brooke Susac high glove side.FPU added a late goal when Haley Parker hit the post but Bridget Fagan put home the rebound. Bethany Ross also earned a helper on the play.Alvarez made five saves in the start, while Susac turned aside 13 shots in relief. Strack made 24 stops for the Ravens.

WHAT'S NEXT The Roos are back in action on Saturday when they host the University of New England at 3 p.m.       

MEN'S HOOP FINISHES STRONG

Castine, ME – Quran DuBois scored a game-high 20 points to lead the SUNY Canton men’s basketball team to a 69-62 road win v. Maine Maritime Academy in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play on Friday evening. THE BASICS

Result: SUNY Canton 69, Maine Maritime 62Location: Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium – Castine, MERecords:  SUNY Canton (6-8, 2-1 NAC) | Maine Maritime (2-9, 0-3 NAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

DuBois paced all scorers with 20 points to go with six rebounds. He shot 8-for-14 from the field and 4-for-7 from behind the arc. Danny Santana added 12 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Andrew Fitch came up one rebound short of a double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.Kahdean Bennett chipped in nine points, four rebounds and three assists.Nicholas DePatsy and Riley MacLeod totaled 12 points each for the Mariners, while DeMerrill Levy and Riley Jorgenson finished with 10 each.Canton led 16-10 seven minutes into the contest in a back-and-forth first half.

The hosts took a 33-30 lead into intermission.MMA held a 58-53 lead with 5:57 to play in the second half but Canton closed the game on a 16-4 run over the final six minutes. DuBois posted seven points in the key stretch to end the game, while Fitch and Santana had four each.The Roos outscored the Mariners 34-15 in the paint and outrebounded them 43-35. SUNY Canton shot 47.5 percent from the field compared to a 37.3 mark for MMA.

WHAT'S NEXT These two teams will have a rematch on Saturday when they square off at 3 p.m.   

LADY ROOS STYMIED ON COURT    

 Castine, ME – Joie Culkin was the lone Roo to score in double figures as the SUNY Canton women’s basketball team fell 65-22 on the road at Maine Maritime Academy in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Friday evening. THE BASICS

Result: Maine Maritime 65, SUNY Canton 22Location: Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium – Castine, MERecords:  Maine Maritime (10-3, 3-0 NAC) | SUNY Canton (0-14, 0-3 NAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Culkin finished the contest with 10 points, eight rebounds and a pair of steals to lead Canton. Shannyn St. Andrews chipped in four points and six rebounds, while Jeanna Manning hauled down six rebounds and dished out a pair of assists.Melinda Ogden paced the Mariners with 14 points, while Lauren Plissey and Sydney Underhill-Til supplied eight points apiece.

Play was close early on as the hosts held a 14-9 lead after the opening quarter, but MMA outscored the Roos 20-5 in the second quarter to take a 34-14 lead into intermission.SUNY Canton scored the first basket of the second half but Ogden responded with a three-pointer as the Roos never got closer than 20 the remainder of the way.

WHAT'S NEXT These two teams will have a rematch on Saturday when they square off at 1 p.m.        




    

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