Ice Hockey Falls at Plymouth State, 7-2
Cornele collects two points
Cornele scored a goal and picked up an assist as well on Saturday night at Plymouth State.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (January 22, 2011) – Senior forwards Sean Buckley and Andrew Stewart collected two goals and two assists each on Saturday night as Plymouth State skated to a 7-2 victory over the Franklin Pierce University ice hockey team in non-conference play at Hanaway Rink. Sophomore defenseman Tyler Cornele (Cape Coral, Fla.) provided a goal and an assist for Franklin Pierce in defeat.
With the loss, Franklin Pierce falls to 3-16-0 (2-4-0 Northeast-10), while Plymouth State improves to 10-1-5 (5-1-3 Massachusetts State).
Plymouth State opened the game with four goals in the first period, including two power-play tallies, to take a 4-0 lead into the first intermission. Senior forward Andrew Stewart opened the scoring with his eighth goal of the season, on the power play, at the 4:50 mark. Sophomore forward Sean Foley and senior forward Sean Buckley picked up the assists, as the whole line got involved on the goal. The line would strike again at 9:08, as Buckley found the net for his third of the year, while Stewart and Foley added the helpers.
The Panthers picked up their second power-play goal of the night at 13:57, when junior forward Chris Zaremba put home his third of the season, off assists from freshman forward Travis Stevens and sophomore forward Kyle Greco. The Stewart-Buckley-Foley line struck once more, 37 seconds later, to cap the opening period's scoring. It was Stewart who netted his second of the night, with Foley and Buckley adding the assists.
Greco made it a 5-0 Plymouth State lead just 91 seconds into the second period before Franklin Pierce got on the board at the 6:21 mark of the middle stanza. Sophomore defenseman Tyler Cornele (Cape Coral, Fla.) found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season and sophomore forward Adam Dallaire (Waltham, Mass.) contributed an assist.
Zaremba and Buckley each scored their second goal of the night for Plymouth State in the third period to push the lead to 7-1 before Franklin Pierce picked up a power-play goal to create the 7-2 final. It was sophomore forward Roscoe Sweeney (Falmouth, Mass.) who found the net for his seventh goal of the season, which tied him for the team lead. Cornele and sophomore defenseman Brendan McCarron (Andover, Mass.) chipped in the assists.
Freshman goaltender Dale Adams (Gardner, Mass.) made 35 saves and took the loss (0-4-0) in net for Franklin Pierce. Freshman Tyler Ingerson stopped 18 shots and picked up the win (2-0-0) between the pipes for Plymouth State.
Plymouth State posted a 42-20 advantage in shots on goal on the night and went 5-for-8 on the power play. Franklin Pierce finished 2-for-7 with the man-advantage.
The Ravens return to the ice on Saturday, Jan. 29, when they return home after a seven-game road trip to host Stonehill in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Winchendon School Ice Arena in Winchendon, Mass.
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