By Jessica Levine
November 6, 2016
MONSEY, NY – The Roadrunners extended their win streak to 11-0-0, besting Lafayette College 5-1 in a very physical and competitive matchup.
Each team came out flying from the opening faceoff. Ramapo drew first blood when Freshman Kyle DeBel scored at 6:59 on an assist from Matt Rose. The high-flying Roadrunners took a 1-0 lead into the locker room.
The second period became more physical as each team tried to take command of the game. A total of eight penalties were called in the period: four against each. Each team capitalized scoring once on their respective power plays.
With Matt Rose and DJ Campbell off for tripping, Lafayette capitalized on the 5-3 advantage. The Leopards’ Graham Thomas scored on a pile-up in front of the Ramapo net. Brian Smith and Parker Gaglione were credited with assists. The score was knotted at 1. Midway through the period the Roadrunner’s took charge of the game with three unanswered goals. With a man in the Lafayette penalty box, Josh Filipovits broke the tie when he converted passes from Kyle DeBel and Keith Henning. Dan Demarco added to the lead with an unassisted goal at 12:56. Up 3-1, Kyle Debel closed out the second period scoring at 18:56 with his second goal of the game on assists from Demarco and Filipovits. The Roadrunners took a 4-1 lead into the final period.
Goalie Keith Gay was tested early in the third period. Lafayette had a man advantage but Gay turned away all seven Lafayette’s power play shots. Dan Demarco scored Ramapo’s final goal, his second goal of the game, at 14:54 assisted by Keith Doherty.
Ramapo defeated a good Lafayette team 5-1 with 60 minutes of relentless fore-checking, creating good scoring opportunities, solid defense and strong goaltending. Ramapo outshot Lafayette 36-27.
The Roadrunners will be honoring our nation’s servicemen and women next Friday with a Veteran’s Day game against MCHC rival Stevens Institute of Technology at 8:30 pm.