By Gabby Rossi
This past weekend the NYU Violets defeated Syracuse University 3-2 on Friday, and 4-2 on Saturday, tallying their first two ESCHL Conference wins and improving their record to 4-0-1.
Friday night, the NYU Violets won 3-2 against Syracuse. The Violets took the lead only five minutes into the game, with an unassisted goal from sophomore Adam Svoboda. Shortly after, sophomore Joe Solovey scored his first goal as a Violet, also unassisted. By the end of the second period, NYU led Syracuse 2-1. In the third period, NYU regained their two-goal lead with a power play goal from junior Reagan Wortz, assisted by Aidan Wright.
“It was definitely great to get my first goal, especially in such a close game” said Solovey.
Game two against Syracuse started out slow, with no goals from either team during the first period, but NYU once again took the lead in the second with another goal from Svoboda, assisted by John Dorio and Elias Cohen. Svoboda tallied another assist, this time on a goal by Dorio. The Violets kept up the high energy going into the third period, with an early goal from captain Jake Geller with assists going to Adam Peck and Mac Brice. NYU scored again with a power play goal from sophomore Jackson Oleson, assisted by Svoboda. Syracuse ended the period with two power play goals, but it wasn’t enough, and NYU came out with another win. After Saturday’s game, Adam Svoboda now leads the NYU Violets in points.
“I’m just happy to help the team win in any way that I can,” Svoboda said, “We have guys across the whole lineup contributing which has helped make us so successful. We have an awesome group of guys and I’m excited for the rest of the season.”
The Violets hope to keep up the momentum this weekend during their games against Drexel University in Philadelphia at 7:40 pm on Saturday and at the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers at 6pm on Sunday. 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!