After back-to-back wins against Holy Cross, the Penn State Nittany Lion improve to 3-1-2.
The two teams first met Friday, Oct. 24 at the Pegula Ice Arena in State College, Pa.
After a scoreless first period, Penn State’s Ricky DeRosa scored the first goal of the night at 13:49 of the second. The assists went to David Glen and Dylan Richard. DeRosa’s goal was the only one of the second period.
Holy Cross’s Scott Pooley scored the equalizer in the third period with assists from Castan Sommer and T.J. Moore.
Five minutes later, Penn State reclaimed the lead with Eric Scheid’s power play goal. Max Gardiner and Kenny Brooks had the assists on Scheid’s goal. Casey Bailey put the Nittany Lions up 3-1 with a goal at 16:14 of the third. Taylor Holstrom and Patrick Koudys each picked up and asissts.
The game ended with a 3-1 win for the Nittany Lions. Penn State outshot Holy Cross 50-30 in their first meeting of the weekend.
The next day, Penn State dominated Holy Cross by a score of 7-1.
After another scoreless first period, Penn State was faced with a 5-on-3 penalty kill. They survived the power play and a few minutes later, Casey Bailey opened up the scoring with assists from Taylor Holstrom and David Goodwin.
The Nittany Lion’s scored another goal with three minutes left in the second period. The power play goal came from Curtis Loik, assisted by Erik Autio who earned his first collegiate point.
At the start of the third period, Eric Scheid gave Penn State a three point lead with help from Scott Conway and Dylan Richard.
David Glen extended Penn State’s lead to four when he scored with assists from Curtis Loik and Luke Juha.
Holy Cross scored their first and only goal of the game at 7:01 of the third. Jake Bolton got the puck past goaltender Matthew Skoff with the help of Smith and Lubanski to make it 4-1.
Penn State came back strong with three goals in the remainder of the third period. The Nittany Lions’ fifth goal was scored by Scott Conway who ended up with four points on the day, including his first collegiate goal.
Less than two minutes later, Jacob Friedman had the goal that pulled Holy Cross goaltender, Matt Ginn. With four minutes left in the game and Penn State up 6-1, Holy Cross put in goalie Paul Berrafato.
Scott Conway scored the final goal of the game with assists from Curtis Loik and Ricky DeRosa. Conway’s second goal of the game was a power play goal with 1:37 left in the third.
In their second game of the weekend, eleven different Penn State players recorded at least one point.
This win against Holy Cross was Penn State’s second 7-goal game this season.
Penn State will take the ice next on Thursday, Oct 30 against Bentley at Pegula. They will face Bentley again the following night. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Jack Lukow at onwardstate.com