Nov. 18, 2016
By Jessica Levine
MONSEY, NY – The Roadrunners continued their total domination over MCHC rival the Columbia University Lions 12-2.
The first of many Ramapo goals came at 4:25 in the first period. Matt Rose buried the puck in the Columbia net off passes from Dmitry Danilchik and Kyle Debel. Ramapo’s second goal came at 11:00 when a Keith Henning slapshot from the blue line deflected off a Columbia defenseman into the net. Dan Demarco’s unassisted power play goal at 15:56 and Debel’s even strength goal assisted by Anthony Carudo with 4.5 seconds left in the period lifted the Roadrunners to a 4-0 lead to end the first.
The Roadrunners continued their offensive onslaught in the second period, scoring just 22 seconds in when Demarco scored his second goal of the game. Josh Filipovits and Zach O’Connor assisted on the play. Columbia scored their first of the game during a 4 on 4 at 3:33 to make it 5-1. That was the first Columbia goal in the three meetings of the two teams. Ramapo’s speed and positioning made it impossible for Columbia to mount any comeback. The Roadrunners scored five more goals to round out the period; Ethan Puso at 11:55, Ryan Worth 14:04, Matt Rose at 16:42, Dan Demarco at 19:00, and Kyle Debel with at 19:32.
Ramapo began the third period with a change in net. Matt Clark replaced Keith Gay. Kyle Debel completed his hat trick at 3:38 off a pass from Andre Vicari. Because of the 11-1 score and the goal differential of 10, the duration of the game was played with a running clock. Josh Filipovits also scored for Ramapo at 7:23 bringing the score 12-1. Despite being down by 11 goals, Columbia refused to quit and managed to sneak one past Clark to close out the game with a final score of 12-2. Ramapo outshot Columbia 61-19.
The Roadrunners extend their season record to 14-0-0.
Sunday is the showdown between the two undefeated MCHC teams, Ramapo and Fordham. The opening faceoff is set for 8:00 PM, November 20 at Sport-O-Rama. We expect a big turnout so get there early. This should prove to be an evenly matched contest for sole possession of first place.