In the first game it was a career day for sophomore Nolan Bombard, leading the Bears with five goals an assist. Bombard was able to capitalize on his scoring opportunities, fueled by a midfield which pushed the pace and kept control.
Senior midfielders Colin Taylor and Trey Bessette both recorded two goals on the game and contributed to the Bears in many different ways. Taylor was excellent on the faceoff X, pushing in transition, while Bessette forced turnovers and was pivotal in the clearing game.
Junior Daniel Mahoney finished the day with two goals and three assists while quarterbacking the attack from X.
The defense was stout, allowing one goal early and shutting the door after that. Outstanding individual efforts from a collective defense that was hard to penetrate. Defenseman Rhett Palmer was also able to transition the defense to offense, scoring one of his own. Sophomore Bowen Rodriguez contributed big minutes and big plays throughout the contest, setting a physical tone earning him player of the game honors. Goalie Hayden Todd recorded seven saves in net and was key in the success of the defensive group.
In the second game at Plattsburgh State University, the Bears finished off their season sweep of the Hornets 15-0.
Goalie Hayden Todd recorded his first career shutout and earned himself Gatorade player of the game honors. Todd recorded eight saves on the day, while turning aside many 1-on-0 opportunities.
Sophomore Nolan Bombard and junior Daniel Mahoney both finished the day with three goals, while Mahoney dished out three helpers of his own. Senior long stick middy Schuyler Kennedy played an inspiring game on both sides of the ball. Defensively, Kennedy was able to shut down his matchup while also carrying the transition into instant offense. Kennedy recorded one assist but created many opportunities that wouldn’t reach the scorebook.
Junior midfielder Michael Schwartfigure also found the back of the net in the second half, putting the game further out of reach. The goal of the day came off the stick of Charlie Grandaw, who scored off a quick shot from a feed from midfielder and faceoff specialist, Josh Aldous. The Bears move to 6-1 on the season and remain undefeated in league play at 6-0.
Next up, the Bears travel to Salmon River on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.