Seton Hall squeaks past Ramapo, 3-2 in OT

January 27, 2016

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

MONSEY, NY – After being down 2-0 in the first period, the Roadrunners fought back to force overtime, but fell short against Division II opponent, Seton Hall, 3-2.

Seton HallSeton Hall opened the scoring at 10:33 minutes of the first period when right wing Steven Cotroneo found the back of the Ramapo net on a pass from Alexander Rudolph. PJ Carfagno’s unassisted goal at 11:40 extended the lead Pirates lead to 2-0 .

Both goaltenders made amazing save after save to keep the second period scoreless until Ramapo’s Patrick Anzano scored at 19:01 on assists by Ian McKeown and Josh Filipovits. Anzano’s goal cut the Pirates lead in half, 2-1.

Ramapo kept the pressure on as the third period began and just 31 seconds into the period, sophomore defenseman Matthew Rose knotted the score at 2. Marc Concato was credited with an assist. The rest of the period was dominated by both goaltenders. Ramapo had many good scoring opportunities by Pirates goalie Zach Peras came up big stopping 16 of 17 Ramapo shots. At the other end of the ice, Roadrunners goalie Keith Gay stopped all 20 shots. Regulation time ended with a  2-2 tie forcing sudden–death overtime.

Sloppy play behind and in front of the net gave Seton Hall the opportunity to put the game away. Bryan Nagy forced a turnover in front of the Ramapo net and slammed home the winning goal at 1:46 into overtime.

Both goalies ended the game with amazing save percentages, Peras stopped 52 of 54 shots; Gay stopped 51 of 54 shots.

Ramapo’s next game is Saturday, December 5 on the road against the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, NY

The Roadrunners have eight games remaining and seven of those are in the league. Their playoff chances are slowly slipping, but there is still time to make a run and get into the postseason. The last game of the first half of the season is December 11 against league-opponent, Stevens Institute of Technology.