Devils stay alive by downing Brockport
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FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Bryan Goudy (Port Huron, Mich.) had two goals and one assist as Fredonia State stayed in the hunt for a SUNYAC Tournament berth with a 5-2 home victory Friday over Brockport.
The Blue Devils (6-12-5, 4-7-4 SUNYAC) will need to win their regular-season finale Saturday vs. Geneseo and get some outside help to have a chance to make the six-team tournament, which begins Tuesday.
The help would have to come in the form of a Buffalo State loss or tie vs. Brockport, and a Cortland loss or tie vs. Plattsburgh. Game time Saturday at Steele Hall is 7 p.m.
Goudy, a senior, opened the scoring at 8:57 of the first period as the Blue Devils took a 1-0 lead which they never relinquished. He added his second goal of the night -- and his sixth of the season -- later in the first period to extend the lead to 3-0, and assisted on the Blue Devils' final goal of the night midway through the third period.
Fellow senior Matt McKeown (Niagara Falls, Ont.) also had a first-period goal for the Blue Devils, his third of the season. Brockport's Jason Gorrie (Etobicoke, Ont.) narrowed the margin to 3-1 with a power-play goal 38 seconds into the second period. The Blue Devils scored two unanswered goals, the first by sophomore Dave Ridos (Hamilton, Ont.), his first as a Blue Devil, at 6:24 of the second period, and the latter by freshman Bryan Ross (Livonia, Mich.) at 7:02 of the third period. It was Ross's eighth goal of the year.
Gorrie scored his second goal of the game, his fifth of the season, at 11:44 of the third period.
The Blue Devils were outshot 33-27 but received a solid performance in goal by freshman Kody Van Rentergem (Leduc, Alberta), who stopped 31 shots. Brockport's Todd Sheridan (Edison, N.J.) made 22 saves.
The loss dropped Brockport to 13-8-4, 7-6-2 in SUNYAC.