This weekend, NYU traveled to Syracuse to play a two-game series at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. The first game of the weekend was played on Saturday night. NYU kicked off the scoring two minutes into the first period, with a goal from Jackson Oleson (#4) on the power play, with assists from John Dorio (#23) and Adam Svoboda (#19). NYU then scored again 20 seconds later, the goal by Adam Svoboda with an assist by Mac Brice (#22), taking the score to 2-0. NYU scored the only goal during the second period as well, less than a minute in, scored by Josh Stich (#27) and assists by Adam Svoboda and Mac Brice. The score was 3-0 going into the third period, and soon became 4-0 with a goal by Josh Stich and another assist by Svoboda. Syracuse scored twice, but the game ended 4-2 with NYU taking the win.
In his first ever NYU start, goaltender Daniel Onatsky delivered an outstanding performance, making 46 saves on 48 shots. “Felt really great to get my first start and win tonight. I couldn’t have done it without the help of the boys and all the successful penalty kills. We all built some great momentum and look to keep it rolling for the rest of the season,” says Onatsky.
On his four-point night, Adam Svoboda said, “I think that this weekend was a good learning experience for our team. There were some positives, especially watching Onatsky make some great saves and really hold us. We found some new areas of our game that we have to work on, but it seems like we are moving in the right direction as a team. It’s gonna take a full team effort against Stoneybrook this weekend, but I’m looking forward to seeing how far we’ve come as a team since playing them the first weekend.”