Aquin Nets Five as No. 3 RIT Wins Liberty Battle with Union

The Tigers won 13 of 24 face-offs led by Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) who won 8 of 14 draws, and had five ground balls. PJ Hart (Camillus, NY/West Genesee) won 5 of 10 face-offs and had two ground balls.

Nolan Stauffer gave Union an early 1-0 lead on his seventh goal of the season at the 9:34 mark of the opening quarter. RIT answered back, scoring three straight goals to close out the quarter.

Krzyston got RIT on the board on his 35th tally of the season off an assist from Wisman with 7:08 to play in the first. Aquin scored his 13th man-up goal of the season and 37th goal overall giving RIT a 2-1 lead. Krzyston closed out the quarter with his second goal of the game to make it 3-1 Tigers.

Aquin opened the scoring in the second quarter with his 38th goal of the season off an assist from Warren to increase the Tigers lead to 4-1.

After a Nolan Connors goal cut RIT's lead to 4-2, Pat McMullan (Easton, PA/Wyoming Seminary) scored off an assist from Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) at the 10:37 mark of the second quarter, increasing RIT's lead to 5-2.

Goals by Krzyston and Wisman gave RIT its largest lead of the game at 7-2 to that point, and RIT's defense turned in another impressive half, allowing just two goals. Johnston made eight first-half saves.

Greg Mooney opened the third-quarter scoring for Union with a goal at 14:24 to cut RIT's lead to 7-3.

Two straight man-up goals by Aquin increased the Tigers lead to 9-3 with 10:42 to play in the third. He now has 15 man-up goals on the season and leads the Tigers with 41 total goals.

The Dutchmen answered back, tallying consecutive goals and pulled to within four goals on a Nolan Connors goal with 6:03 to play in the third.

But, RIT answered right back with goals by Kiesa and Aquin to give the Tigers an 11-5 lead.

After an Adam Rosenthal goal made 11-6 RIT, Mac Keehfus (Jamesville, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) and Warren each scored to close out the third quarter, giving the Tigers a 13-6 lead.

Each team scored in the fourth quarter making it a 14-7 final.

Connors and Greenberg led Union with two goals apiece. Stefan Basile took the loss in net for the Dutchmen allowing 14 goals and making five saves.

RIT returns to action on Saturday, April 20 when the Tigers face Skidmore College at 5:00 pm in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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