March 16, 2009

Men's Hockey Advances to Semifinals With 4-3 Win Over Rensselaer

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Senior Evan Barlow ensured a memorable night on his last game at Lynah Rink, scoring two goals for the second night in a row to lead the men’s hockey team over Rensselaer, 4-3, and into the semifinals of the ECAC Hockey tournament. Cornell capitalized on 1-of-2 power-play attempts against a more-disciplined RPI squad that gave the Red 17 man-up opportunities on Saturday night. RPI couldn’t cash in on any of its three power plays, making the Engineers 0-for-11 during the three-game series. Freshman Riley Nash added three assists in the win and senior Michael Kennedy and freshman Keir Ross both added a goal. Junior goalie Ben Scrivens notched 31 saves.

With the win, Cornell advances to a semifinal matchup with No. 3 seed Princeton. The Red will face off against the Tigers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.