Game 2: Hoyas Beat Richmond 3-1
On Saturday night, September 21, 2019, at the Richmond Ice Zone in Richmond, VA, the Hoya Hockey team faced-off against the Spiders of the University of Richmond. The Hoyas prevailed 3-1. It was a complete team victory, with contributions by four lines on offense, three lines on defense, and solid goaltending by Josh Molder (Sr, Apple Valley, MN).
Richmond scored off a rebound in the first five minutes of action to take a 1-0 lead. That was the end of their scoring. With 8:21 remaining in the first period, Joe Cooley (Jr, Buffalo, NY) and Nick Gallo (Jr, Summit, NJ) attacked the Richmond zone on a two-on-one break. From the middle of the right circle, Joe passed the puck to Nick who one-timed it from the lower left circle into the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1.
The score remained 1-1 for the remainder of the first period and throughout the second period. The Hoyas controlled the puck in the Richmond zone most of the time, but the Richmond goalie stood on his head and made several nice saves to keep the Spiders in the game.
Two minutes into the third period, Joe Cooley got loose in the Richmond zone, cut across the slot from right to left, held the puck until the Richmond’s goalie went down, and then fired a wrist shot into the top shelf to give the Hoyas their first lead at 2-1. Before the Spiders could regroup, the Hoyas struck again. Connor Lindquist (Sr, Chanhassen, MN) passed the puck to Dan McFarland (Jr, Chicago, IL), who skated hard down the right side. Dan beat the Richmond goalie on a perfectly placed wrist shot to the short side to give the Hoyas a 3-1 lead. Richmond called a timeout but it was too late. The Hoyas continued to control the action down the stretch and departed the Richmond Ice Zone with their second victory in two games.
NEXT GAME: Friday, September 27 vs. Rowan University. Puck drop is at 8:15 pm at the Hollydell Ice Rink, located at 601 Holly Dell Dr, Sewell, NJ. Please come out and support the Hoyas if you are in the area.