Rebound: Nazareth Dumps No. 13 Geneseo
from press release
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Golden Flyers crushed Geneseo in their first home game of the season. The non-conference game ended with a final score of 14-9. Both Nazareth and Geneseo now hold 1-1 overall records. At the end of the first quarter, the Blue Knights led the Golden Flyers 4-2 in goals and 14-8 in shots. Geneseo's first goal was scored 2:48 into play by Craig Lange. Nazareth retaliated less than a minute later with a goal by senior Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar. Bobby King scored the next two goals for the Blue Knights. Senior Adam Nauerth then scored his first goal of the season for Nazareth with 8:26 left in the quarter. Lange secured Geneseo's first quarter lead with yet another goal.
Nazareth rallied for a comeback in the second quarter, scoring four consecutive goals. Goals were scored by Brian Wright, C.J. Estes, Nate Delone, and Kyle McLean, respectively. With 2:24 left in the quarter, Jacobs-Ferderbar contributed another goal for the Golden Flyers. Geneseo's lone goal for the quarter was scored by James Purpura. At halftime, Nazareth led Geneseo 7-5.
The Golden Flyers doubled their points in the second half, jumping from 7 to 14. Delone and Jacobs-Ferderbar were driving forces behind this movement, each scoring three goals in the second half. Two of Delone's goals were assisted by Jacobs-Ferderbar. Geneseo tallied four goals in the second half. The Blue Knights' goals were scored by King, Jeff Watson, Ray Ryan, and Scott Cost. The final goal of the game was scored by Nazareth junior John McDonnell with 3:08 left in play.
At the game's completion, both teams had totaled 34 shots. Nazareth led Geneseo 31-24 in groundballs and 16-10 in faceoffs.
Junior Grant Williams defended Nazareth's net for the full game. Williams allowed nine goals and made 12 saves. Ryan Zaremba remained in Geneseo's net for 59:52. Zaremba allowed 14 goals and made nine saves. Zaremba was replaced by Noah Berg for the final eight seconds of play, after Zaremba received a personal penalty for slashing and a technical penalty for pushing.
Nazareth hosts Scranton in a March 9th home game at 3 p.m.