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Brockport falls to Geneseo 

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It was another tough night for the Golden Eagles Ice Hockey team as they lost 6-2 to the Geneseo Knights. The game, however, painted a different picture than what the score showed.  

The game was overall tightly contested between both teams during the game. Both teams’ offenses and defenses played consistently well, even though it seemed Geneseo had control of the game as they put heavy pressure on Brockport’s defense.  

Brockport put themselves in a sticky situation early after getting on the power play for the first time of the evening. They got penalized twice during the powerplay, giving Geneseo a 4-on-3 advantage. Due to this, Cooper Fensterstock was able to score a one timer on Dylan Weimer to get the first goal of the game on the board. 

Things quickly changed in the period. Brockport had life and energy after Chase Maxwell was able to drive to the net and score on Adam Harris through the five hole to tie the game at one a piece. This was Maxwell’s first for the season as he was relieved to finally score after missing many good opportunities earlier in the season. 

“It felt great,” Maxwell said. “It was a great team break out there, great pass from Galloway and just to keep going.” 

What momentum that Brockport seemed they had going into the second period was lost quickly. The Knights drove down and scored two goals within the first six minutes of the period. One of them occurred thanks to Jacob Gates slipping and falling, creating a two on one situation. 

Another one of those goals was responsible by Ryan Brow, who was on the same line as Gates for the game. Brow took a bad angle on Stefan Miklakos, allowing him to score. 

Throughout that period, Geneseo made things tough for Weimer, taking multiple quality shots against him. Not only that, but their forecheck found a lot of success in keeping the puck in Brockport’s territory.  

Geneseo would not have found as much success as they had if Harris had not held his own. Brockport managed to get shots off against him and had multiple scoring opportunities, but he stayed strong in net. 

Although Geneseo had control of the period, Brockport still managed to cut into the lead. Dominic Chirico picked up his first goal of the year after burying a shot from the point. Spencer Flansberg, who flew all over the ice, believed that Brockport still had some work to do to get back into the game. 

“I think we got to keep going on the forecheck and we got to bear down on our defense,” Flansberg said. “We are making a lot of stupid plays on defense that are costing us a little bit.” 

The third period was more of the same. The Knights kept piling it on, scoring three more goals. Sterling Wolters managed to score after carrying the puck from his own zone alone. 

Brockport couldn’t get their rhythm back, which led them to lose 6-2. They could not generate quality scoring opportunities and the defense was inconsistent throughout the game. If anything, the team has looked inconsistent this season as they have shown their potential but can’t keep their momentum. 

With the loss, Brockport falls to 1-2 while Geneseo continues their undefeated season, improving to 3-0. Brockport will go on the road to take on SUNY Potsdam on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. They will face off against SUNY Plattsburgh Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. 

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