Elmira Earns Split With Oswego State

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Elmira Earns Split With Oswego State

Darcy Vailliancourt's goal late in the second period was enough to push Elmira past Oswego State 2-1 Saturday night at the Murray Athletic Center in Horseheads, NY.

The sophomore's marker came just 18 seconds after the Lakers tied the game on freshman Paul Rodrigues' second goal in as many nights. Rusty Masters had given the Soaring Eagles the game's first tally midway through the period.

Notes:

  • Oswego State was able to cut their penalty minutes in half from the night before, spending just ten minutes in the box Saturday night. The PK unit was perfect again, killing off all five Elmira power plays.  
  • After going 2-for-5 Friday night, the Lakers PP was 0-for-7 on Saturday including 0-for-4 in the first period.
  • Sophomore Paul Beckwith was stellar in net again for the Lakers. He stopped 41 shots in the loss and now has a 2.01 GAA on the season with a save percentage of .947.
  • This is just the second time in Beckwith's short career that he lost a game he had started. Both L's have come to Aaron Saul-coached teams as Beckwith fell 4-2 to Saul's Potsdam club in his final appearance last season. Beckwith's one other career loss came against Geneseo in relief of Chris Hyk.
  • Senior Casey Tuttle rebounded nicely from one of the worst outings of his career with a 37-save performance Saturday. He now has three career victories against Oswego State in seven starts (3-3-1).
  • Elmira and Oswego State combined for 140 shots on goal on Friday and Saturday night. The Soaring Eagles put 21 SOG in the second period of Saturday's game alone.
  • Luke Moodie recorded his first collegiate point for Oswego State when he assisted on Rodrigues' goal. Jon Whitelaw was also credited with an assist on the play, he has three through his first two games.
  • The only lineup change for the Lakers from Friday to Saturday was on the blue line with the benching of Jared Anderson in favor of Michael Gilchrist. Four returning skaters have yet to see the ice for Oswego State: Josh Chamberlain, Andrew Mather, Joe Hall, and Owen Kelly.

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