Rit vs. Saint John Fisher
April 6, 2005
The Game Story:
ROCHESTER, NY -- Junior attackman David Thering (Fairport, NY/Fairport) became the 11th player in RIT history to score 100 career goals as RIT defeated St. John Fisher 16-8 this afternoon in Empire 8 action at RIT Field.

Thering. who scored two goals and had two assists, moves into eighth place on RIT's career scoring list with 172 points on 103 goals and 69 assists.

RIT held a 5-1 lead after the first quarter. Andrew Ruocco (Corning, NY/Corning East), Stephen Papa (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna), Dan Jernick (Nutley, NJ/Nutley) and Thering each scored for the Tigers in the first quarter as the Tigers rattled off the first five goals of the game.

The Cardinals finally got on track in the second quarter, tallying three goals from Mark Schnobrich (Syracuse, NY), P.J. Burns (Syracuse, NY) and Matt Hargather (Fairport, NY).

Thering, Ruocco and Papa also scored for RIT in the second quarter as the Tigers led 8-4 at the half.

The Tigers outscored St. John Fisher 8-4 in the second half. Thering scored two of his four goals in the second half and assisted on two others.

Ruocco had a pair of tallies and added two assists on his way to a six-point afternoon. Zach Bednarz (Webster, NY/Webster), Joe Argese (Jordon, NY/Jordon-Elbridge), Brandon Wilkin (Penfield, NY/Penfield) and David Demuth (Jordon, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) each scored for RIT in the second half.

The Tigers dominated the face-offs, winning 23-of-27 draws. Junior Jacob Cannan (Irondequoit, NY/Irondequoit) won 21-of-25 face-offs he took and grabbed a team-high 11 ground balls. Bednarz also had 11 ground balls for RIT.

John Foley (Guelph, Ontario/Our Lady of Lourdes) got he start in net for RIT, making five saves and allowing four goals.

Brad Conlon (Ottawa, Ontario/Bridgeton Academy) played the first 23:33 of the second half and made three saves, allowing just two goals.

Bill Zaika (Camilus, NY/West Genesee) played the final 6:27 and made one save, allowing two goals.

Joe Aonge (Vienna, VA) played all 60 minutes in goal for the Cardinals and made 19 saves.

RIT travels to Oswego State on Saturday afternoon for a 2 p.m. game against the Lakers.