By Jessica Levine
MONSEY, NY – After winning their first two games by closer margins, the Roadrunners post their first blowout of the season in the 8-2 win against the East Stroudsburg University Warriors. The win was the third straight for the Roadrunners who, at the time of this writing, are one of only three teams in the ACHA DIII Atlantic Division with three or more wins.
Ramapo would go on their first power play of the game in the first period when ESU’s Henry Mead was called for tripping. The man advantage didn’t last long as Ramapo’s Anthony Carudo was called for roughing soon after during an ESU shorthanded breakaway attempt. Both teams remained scoreless during the 4 on 4. After ESU’s penalty expired, Mead broke out of the box and charged down the ice to put his team up 1-0. This marked the first time this season that the Roadrunners did score first in a game.
The ESU lead lasted only 1 minute and 10 seconds. DJ Campbell scored a goal for Ramapo at 18:12 in the first to make it 1-1.
The Roadrunners put up a pair of goals to begin the second, with Dmitry Danilchik and Dan Demarco each scoring unassisted. The Warrior’s second and final goal of the night came after, at 7:15. Ramapo’s onslaught of five unanswered goals began with a short-handed goal by DJ Campbell, his second goal of the night. Dmitry Danilchik also found the back of the net for his second goal less than two minutes later. The Roadrunners closed out the second period on a power play goal by Kyle Debel at 18:55, giving them a 6-2 lead heading into the third.
Dan Demarco became the third Roadrunner of the night to score two goals in the game at 4:19 in the third period, widening Ramapo’s already massive lead to 7-2. Dmitry Danilchik scored the final goal of the game to cap his first hat trick of the season and give the game a final score of 8-2. Unsurprisingly, the Roadrunners took all three stars of the game: Dmitry Danilchik, 1st star, Dan Demarco, 2nd, and DJ Campbell, 3rd. Goalie Keith Gay made 18 saves in the victory.