Vikings Fall, 2-1
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, December 8, 2001
Morrisville, N.Y., December 8, 2001
– Despite a standout performance by Hudson Valley Community College goaltender
Jason Vasco (CBA), the Vikings' ice hockey team lost a nail-biter to
SUNY Morrisville, 2-1, this evening. Playing at Morrisville's Ice Plex,
Vasco kept Hudson Valley in the Eastern Junior College Hockey League contest
by recording 58 saves.
Hudson Valley, who does not play again until
Jan. 11, is now 8-3-1 overall. Morrisville is 10-0-1.
Hudson Valley fell behind, 1-0, with just seven
minutes gone in the first period, but the Vikings responded 1:25 later.
Second-year forward Mike Santamoor (Saratoga H.S.) rushed the puck
the length of the ice and muscled a defender off his back to fire off a
shot while sliding toward the Morrisville net on his knees. The shot was
knocked away by Morrisville's goalie, but All-American Jim Sturges (East
Hampton H.S., MA) rifled the rebound home.
With the game tied at one goal apiece, Vasco
had his work cut out for him in the second period; Morrisville pounded
him with 18 shots. He was up to the challenge, however, turning away every
shot, including five during a stretch in which Morrisville held a two-man
Morrisville scored the game-winner at 12:58
in the third period, on a power-play goal. With about a minute remaining
in the game, Vasco was pulled off the ice to give Hudson Valley a one-man
edge, but the Vikings were unable to capitalize.