Penalties prove costly, Suffolk gets past Ramapo, 4-3

February 27, 2016

Wed. February 10, 2016

SECAUCUS, NJ – Ramapo blew three leads on route to a 4-3 loss to Suffolk County Community College. Two power play goals get the Sharks back in the game.

The game started out with fast end to end action. Ramapo’s Josh Filipovits got the game’s first goal at 14:35 on assists by Matt Rose and Zach O’Connor. Suffolk answered back at 18:49 when Thomas Gallo scored on a hard slapshot from the right point. Joe Bizzaro picked up an assist. That snapped Keith Gay’s consecutive shutout periods at 9.

Ramapo retook the lead at 6:43 of the second period on a power play by Keith Henning. Marc Concato and Pat Annzano were credited with assists. Just 9 seconds later, the Sharks knotted the score at 2-2 on their own power play. Jared Vuolo connected from Anthony Barbara. Both teams had good scoring opportunities but strong goaltending on both sides kept the score tied at two. Ramapo once again took the lead when Matt Rose scored. Concato and Filipovits were credited with assists. 42 seconds later, Suffolk scored their second power play goal of the period. James Kiteridge and Jared Vuolo received assists.

The scored was locked at going into the third period. Anthony Barbara gave Suffolk their first lead of the game at 5:04 of the third period. Jared Vuolo received his second assist of the game. That would prove to being the only scoring of the third period. Ramapo pulled Gay with just 90 seconds remaining but could not tie the score with the extra man.

The Roadrunners outshot the Sharks 48-45.

That brought to close Ramapo’s first season after a three-decade hiatus. The team wound up with a 9-12 record, 6-8 in the MCHC. Entering the season with an unknown talent pool proved not to be an issue. The program equaled or exceeded expectation on many counts.

Season two begins in late September when the Roadrunners start the 2016-17 campaign.