Keuka vs. Wells
April 3, 2009
The Game Story:
A Brockport State man-up goal off a rebounded shot with just 23 seconds remaining in the game broke a a 6-6 tie and gave the Golden Eagles a 7-6 victory over the Storm on Wednesday.

Keuka slips to 1-5 on the year while Brockport improves to 2-3 overall.

Trailing 4-3 going into the fourth period, Keuka’s TJ Radka (Waterloo, N.Y./Cayuga CC) took over for the Storm. The senior midfielder scored two straight goals to give Keuka a 5-4 advantage and after Brockport tied it with a goal. He netted his third goal of the period to again put Keuka in front (6-5). Brockport would tie the game with 5:27 left in the fourth, setting up the end of the game heroics.

Keuka received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty with under a minute remaining, giving Brockport a man-up situation over the final minute of play. After a Brockport player took a shot, that was saved but not controlled by sophomore goalie Brett Leonard (Syrcause, N.Y./Westhill), Adam Drypolcher picked up the loose ball and blasted it past Leonard for the eventual game-winner.

Keuka held a 2-1 advantage after the first period behind senior Drew Kunda’s (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) two goals. The two teams each netted a goal in the second period, giving Keuka a 3-2 advantage at the break. Brockport blanked the Storm 2-0 in the third period to take control of the game heading into the fourth.

For the game, Brockport out-shot Keuka 34-26 while the Storm picked up more ground balls (29-23). The two teams tied in face-offs (8-for-16).

Radka was the offensive hero for Keuka as he finished with four goals and an assist. Kunda netted the Storm’s other two scores. Freshman Connor Brown (Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) passed off two assists while seniors Adam Farrell (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier) and Chris Sullivan (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) each recorded an assist. Sullivan won six of his ten face-offs.

Leonard finished with 15 saves in goal, including five in the fourth period. Brockport’s Garret Allwes stopped 11 shots in goal while allowing just five scores.