Men's ice hockey falls to No. 2 SUNY Oswego
Luke Moodie '13 scored two goals and Dan Jones '13 made 21 saves to lead nationally ranked No. 2 SUNY Oswego to a 6-1 win over Hamilton College in a non-conference game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Jan. 21.
Moodie leads the Lakers with 13 goals this season. Hank Van Boxmeer '12 posted one goal and two assists, and David Titanic '14 added a goal and an assist. Chris Brown '13 and Chris Ayotte '13 scored the other goals. Chris Carr '15 tallied two assists, and Taylor Farris '13, Chris Muise '13, Jon Whitelaw '13, Tim Carr '13, Kyle Badham '14, Tyler Leimbrock '13 and Paul Rodrigues '13 added one apiece.
Anthony Scarpino '12 scored his team-high 11th goal of the season for Hamilton. Mike DiMare '14 and Evan Haney '14 were each credited with an assist. DiMare leads the Continentals with 14 assists and 24 points. Cam Gibbar '13 stopped 38 shots in net.
Oswego (14-2-2 overall) blew the game open with five goals in the third period. The Lakers scored two goals just 15 seconds apart early in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Following a faceoff in the Oswego zone, Badham played the puck up the left side to Ayotte, who carried across the blue line and fired a wrist shot that squeezed under Gibbar's left arm for his fourth goal at 6:55. Farris then sent a pass from behind the net to Brown in front for a one-timer at 7:10.
Moodie lifted a wrist shot from the right circle into the top of the net at 9:55 to give the Lakers a 4-0 lead. Following a Hamilton penalty, Van Boxmeer collected a rebound between the circles and fired a slap shot into the net with 3:19 to play.
The Continentals cut Oswego's lead to 5-1 via Scarpino's power-play goal with 2:47 left. DiMare fired a slap shot from the left point, and after the puck was deflected by Haney in front, Scarpino collected and slid it into the net. Carr completed the scoring as he carried the puck into the right circle and found Titanic at the far post for a one-timer with 1:31 left.
Moodie opened the scoring with 4:28 remaining in the first period. Whitelaw played the puck to Rodrigues in the left circle, who fed a pass to Moodie at the far post for a one-timer. The Lakers led 1-0 at the first intermission.
Oswego had three power-play opportunities in the second period, but couldn't capitalize. Gibbar made several strong saves, including a pair of sliding stops on an effort by Muise at 7:30 of the period.
Hamilton (7-8-1) had its best chance to even the score with 5:40 left in the second when DiMare fired a wrist shot from between the circles that clanged off the left post. Oswego led 1-0 through the second intermission.
Oswego held a 44-22 shot advantage, and was 1-for-5 on the power play, while Hamilton was 1-for-2. The Lakers -- winners of four straight -- have lost just once against the Continentals in their last 12 meetings.
Hamilton travels to Trinity College for a NESCAC game on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.