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Despite Brunet's 58 saves, the Knights were not able to skate away with a win
 
The Knights Fall in Overtime

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Feb. 23, 2008

Box Score

 

Aston, PA- Going into tonight's game, the Neumann Knights have lost their last six. The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has won the same amount. On the season, the R.I.T. Tigers are near the top of the ECAC West Standings and Neumann is sitting in the middle. With a few tough games behind them and donning pink uniforms to raise breast cancer awareness for Pink the Rink, the Lady Knights were looking to give an aggressive Tiger team something besides their jerseys to stare at.

 

It was the Tigers who struck first with a laser shot from the top of the circle by Shireen Irani with 13:41 remaining in the opening period. The Knights would answer the call minutes later on a power play opportunity when Jessica Schroeder took a shot from the blue line. Robyn Armstrong collected Schroder's rebound from the pads to send it home, tying the game up seconds before the period ended.

 

Neumann took the lead late in the second period when Schroder slid the puck to Stephanie Nakamura who was able to sneak it past RIT goaltender Sandra Grant. The Knights played aggressively on both sides of the puck as they were seemingly in control of the game. They were able to hold the Tigers to just one goal until late in the third period.

 

With just over three minutes left in regulation, the Knights found themselves in a power play situation with a 5-3 advantage. The Tigers had their power play kill-squad on the ice when Katie Stack skated from her own blue line and snuck the puck past Neumann goal tender Mel Brunet, tying the score at two. The final minutes went scoreless sending the game into overtime.

 

Only one minute and thirty seconds into overtime, RIT's Courtney Cooper send her second game winning goal in a row past Neumann's Brunet, ending the game.

 

On the loss, Head Coach Matthew Kennedy stated, "[We] played as well as we could to win the game. My congratulations go out to RIT for doing what they did to get it done tonight. Mel Brunet proved that she's among the best in the country. It's good to see that we have young leadership developing on the team. We hope to come back tomorrow to play as well as we did tonight."

 

The Knights are back in action tomorrow afternoon looking to break their seven game losing streak at Ice Works Arena in Aston, PA. The team will honor their seniors after the game.

took a shot from the blue line. Robyn Armstrong collected Schroder's rebound from the pads to send it home, tying the game up seconds before the period ended.

 

 

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