Ramapo holds on for win against Coast Guard Academy, 6-4

January 27, 2016

Fri, Nov. 6, 2015

MONSEY, NY – Down 5-1 after two periods, the Coast Guard Academy rallied for three third period goals to erase a four-goal deficit but fell short, 6-4.

CGARamapo won the opening faceoff and hustled into the toward the Bears zone. Matt Rose opened the Ramapo scoring at 12 seconds of the first period. Andrew Galascio and Chris Mecca assisted. The Coast Guard knotted the score at 5:10 on Luke Trautwein’s goal with Michael Kovacs earning an assist. At 14:41 Chris Mecca and Matt Rose set up Andrew Galascio to put Ramapo back in the lead. Ramapo bombarded the Coast Guard with 18 shots on goal and took a 2-1 lead into the locker room.
Ramapo dominated the second period with three goals to take a commanding 5-1 lead going into the third period. Defenseman Keith Henning scored an unassisted goal at 8:51. Ramapo kept the pressure on and at 10:34, Team Captain Nolan Ouellette scored on an assist from Josh Filipovits. Ouellette scored his second goal of the period at 13:43 on an assist from Andre Vicari. There was no further scoring for the period. However, Josh Filipovits was charged with a double minor as time ran out of the second period. That would prove to be costly.
With Filipovits serving 4 minutes at the start of the third period, the tempo of the game drastically changed. The Coast Guard took advantage of the situation scoring two power play goals. Michael Kovacs scored at 1:27 on an assist from David DeMaio. 85 seconds later at 2:20, Louis Depaolis reduced the deficit to 5-3. Cade Benson was credited with an assist. The Roadrunners stopped the Bears momentum when Andrew Galascio scored his second goal of the game on assists from Matt Rose and Chris Mecca at 6:12. Ramapo increased its lead to 6-3. At 7:07 Chris Mecca and Ryan Worth both went off for roughing. However, the Ramapo penalty killers staved off the Coast Guard 5 on 3 attack. Just as Mecca and Worth returned to the ice, Marc Concato went off for roughing. Once again the Ramapo penalty killers shut down the Coast Guard. The Bears dominated play the rest of the way and scored at 15:33 as Michael Kovacs scored his second goal of the game on an assist from Louis DePaolis to bring the Bears within 2. The Coast Guard outshot the Roadrunners 17 to 8 in the third period. Ramapo struggled to hang on taking five minor penalties in the third period.

In spite of sloppy, Ramapo held on for a 6-4 win mainly because of the strong play of sophomore goalie Keith Gay. Gay stopped 44 of the 48 shots on goal. Ramapo had 33 shots on goal.

Ramapo’s next game is away on Sunday, November 8 against TCNJ in Lawrenceville.