ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Shane Madolora recorded 23 saves for the Tigers as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology, 2-0, on Friday night in Atlantic Hockey action at Ritter Arena. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 4-5-0 overall (3-3-0 Atlantic Hockey), while the Tigers improve to 4-3-2 overall (3-2-2 Atlantic Hockey). These two teams will conclude their two-game regular season series on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Ritter Arena.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead at 6:26 of the first period when Mike Colavecchia scored off a rebound for a power play goal. RIT increased its lead to 2-0 when Brad McGowan sent a backhander past freshman goalie Matt Ginn (Lindsay, Ontario) at 10:19. The Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play and the Tigers went 1-2. RIT outshot Holy Cross, 13-6.
The second period went scoreless as RIT outshot Holy Cross by a 15-8 margin. RIT went 0-2 on the man-advantage.
With the score still 2-0, the Crusaders went with an empty-net with 2:29 left in the third period but had to put Ginn back in the net at 2:08 with a faceoff at center ice. Holy Cross then pulled Ginn again at 1:45 but the Crusaders were unable to find the back.
Ginn made 29 saves and is now 3-4-0 on the season, while RIT goalie Shane Madolora posted 23 saves to improve to 3-0-1. The Crusaders went 0-6 on the power play and the Tigers went 1-6. RIT outshot Holy Cross, 32-23.