An overtime goal by freshman Topher Scott sent the crowd at Lynah Rink into celebration, as the Cornell men’s hockey team defeated Clarkson, 3-2, on Saturday night to book its place into the ECACHL semifinals.
With the Red taking the teams’ first encounter on Friday night, 5-0, in a best of three game series, Clarkson jumped out to an early lead on Saturday off a Jay Latulippe goal in the first period. Cornell junior Shane Hynes was quick to answer about two minutes later, with a goal of his own. The teams were tied up at two by the end of three periods.
In overtime, both teams battled evenly, as Red sophomore goaltender David McKee became one of the night’s stars — making several key saves down the stretch.
McKee’s heroics set the tone for Scott’s goal, as the freshman scored off a pass from winger Cam Abbott.
Cornell will travel to Albany on Friday, where it will face the winner of the Vermont/Dartmouth series.
Read Monday’s Sun for the full story and recap of all of the weekend’s action!
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