No. 2 Men's Ice Hockey Slides Past Lebanon Valley, 3-1

HERSHEY, Pa. - SUNY Geneseo first-year goaltender Matthew Petizian made 24 saves on the way to a 3-1 victory over the Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen on Saturday evening in Hershey.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With 3:28 to play in the first period, first-year goaltender Matthew Petizian made a big save as he dove across his own crease to preserve a 0-0 tie.
  • After one period of play, the score was 0-0 despite Geneseo's advantage on shots-on-goal (20-6) and two power play opportunities.
  • At the 6:23 mark in the second period, sophomore forward Henry Cleghorn scored on a redirected shot from senior defender Tanner Salsberry, breaking the tie, 1-0.
  • Early in the third period, Lebanon Valley evened the game at 1-1. At the 13:16 mark, Geneseo retook the lead on a goal from junior defender Kyle Hartman, his first goal of the season.
  • The Knights successfully killed off two penalties within the last seven minutes of the third period to hold onto their 2-1 lead. With 0:54 remaining in the game, senior forward Conlan Keenan effortlessly buried an empty net goal, putting the game away, 3-1. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Senior forward Andrew Romano played his 100th career game in a Geneseo sweater.
  • Petizian improved his season save percentage to .903 (122-135).
  • Romano and Keenan have both recorded at least one point in five-consecutive games. They have combined for 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) over that stretch.

WHAT'S NEXT? - Geneseo will travel to Pine Valley, N.Y. and square off against the Elmira Soaring Eagles on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:00 p.m.