Mustangs Drop PAL Cup Final to Wentworh Tech

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Morrisville (5-3-0, 4-2-0 SUNYAC) – 4
Southern New Hampshire (6-3-0, 4-0-0 NE10) – 1

The Mustangs skated to a 4-1 victory Saturday over host of the PAL Cup, Southern New Hampshire University. Both teams traded scoring chances in the early going of the first period, but it was Morrisville who capitalized first. Only 6:0 into the game Christian Vella scored, assisted by Ryan Bochert. Bochert picked up another assist at the 11:32 mark when Rich Hart (Liverpool, NY) lit the lamp for the first time this season.

Jestin Somero extended the lead to 3-0 1:21 into the second period. Eric Melso and Austin Johnson assisted. SNHU finally broke through at 14:14 of the second cashing in on a power-play opportunity. Late in the third the PenMen pulled their goalie for an extra attacker, but that was shut down quickly thanks to a Ben Sprague empty net goal. Jared Young made 35 saves in net for Morrisville.

BOX SCORE

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Morrisville (5-4-0, 4-2-0 SUNYAC) – 1
Wentworth Institute of Technology (4-5-1, 1-4-1 CCC) – 6

Morrisville was out shot 35-17 and lost 6-1 in the PAL Cup championship game Sunday afternoon in New Hampshire.

Wentworh took a 1-0 lead only 43 seconds into the game and the Mustangs never seemed to recover from that quick strike. The Mustangs did manage to tie the game up on a Bochert power-play goal at the 8:15 mark, but then allowed five straight. Wentworh went into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead following a goal at the 18:05 mark.

Wentworth added two more at the 6:01 and 11:55 mark of the second before capping off the 6-1 victory with goals at 13:41 and 19:31 of the third. Owen Liskiewicz made 29 saves in the loss for Morrisville.

BOX SCORE

TOP PERFORMERS

Ryan Bochert - 1 Goal, 2 Assists
Rich Hart - 1 Goal
Jared Young - 35 Saves, 1 Goal Against

Morrisville will return to the IcePlex for the first time since November 17th for a pair of games against SUNY Potsdam this weekend. The games are scheduled for 7:00pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday.

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