POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Mustangs picked up their first State Universities of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) win of the season on Wednesday night, defeating the SUNY Potsdam Bears on the road 4-1.
- Final Score: Morrisville 4, Potsdam 1
- Location: Potsdam, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 4-7-1 (1-6-0 SUNYAC), Potsdam 1-9-0 (0-8-0 SUNYAC)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Mustangs took advantage of Potsdam penalty, taking the 1-0 lead on a power play goal at the 6:42 mark in the first period.
- Jake Kaplan (Bowie, Md.) picked up the opening goal off of assists from James Boisvert (Mansfield, Tex.) and Curtis Abbott (Belmont, Ont.).
- Morrisville held on to the one goal lead for the remainder of the opening period and through the majority of the second.
- Potsdam was able to find the equalizer at the 18:26 mark of the second, but the deadlock would not last long as the Mustangs capitalized on the power play just under a minute later.
- Chris Mott (Nesconset, N.Y.) picked up the go-ahead tally with just 48 seconds remaining in the middle period. Kaplan and Boisvert were credited with the assists.
- Mott stayed hot for the Mustangs, picking up his second goal of the game 48 seconds into the third with an even handed strike. Kaplan picked up the first assist, while Jesse Anderson (Wasaga Beach, Ont.) was credited with the second assist.
- Potsdam earned a power play two minutes later, but the Morrisville penalty kill unit did not allow the Bears to gain momentum.
- The Bears gave the Mustangs one final fight late in the third period as the home squad pulled their goalie in favor of an extra skater, but Ben Sprague (Norfolk, N.Y.) put the contest out of reach with an empty net goal with 52 seconds remaining in the contest to cap off the 4-1 victory.
- Owen Liskiewicz (Redbank, N.J.) recorded 38 saves as the sophomore net minder picked up his second win of the season.
NEXT UP FOR THE MUSTANGS
Morrisville wraps up their first half slate with another SUNYAC contest on their home ice on Saturday as they host the Plattsburgh Cardinals as 7 PM.
SUNY Morrisville’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2020 issue and was among the top 10 performers for social mobility, and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about SUNY Morrisville, visit www.morrisville.edu.