By Gabby Rossi
This past weekend, the NYU Violets lost both games of the weekend series against #7 ranked SUNY Stony Brook and dropped to second place in the ESCHL.
Friday’s game against Stony Brook started out slow, with no goals by either team until halfway through the first period with a goal by Stony Brook. During the second period, Stony Brook scored twice more, while NYU attempted to get on the board. Less than three minutes into the third, NYU succeeded, with a goal by David Rosales, assisted by Aidan Wright and James Long. Stony Brook, however, answered with another goal of their own two minutes later and finished the night with five goals.
On Saturday, both NYU and Stony Brook remained goalless for a majority of the game. Neither team scored during the first two periods, and Stony Brook scored the only goal of the game with a little over five minutes left in the third period. Despite their loss, Goalie Chris Cataldo saved 50 of the 51 shots taken by Stony Brook during this game.
“We played a close game against one of the top teams this weekend, which shows we can play with anyone,” said alternate captain Adam Peck.
“Obviously we didn’t get the results we wanted from the games, but I’m proud of the way we fought through missing a few guys and bounced back on Saturday to play an even tighter game,” added Reagan Wortz, also an alternate captain. “I like the way we look going from here.”
The Violets hope to redeem themselves this weekend with their games against William Paterson University at Chelsea Piers at 9pm on Friday and in New Jersey at 2pm on Saturday.
At this time, fans are still not allowed at our home games at Chelsea Piers, but we hope you’ll follow us on Twitter (@nyuicehockey) for live game action!
Friday night’s game will also be streamed at gonyuathletics.com/watch