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NISKAYUNA: Mohawks edge Dutchmen

The Mohawks came out in the second period and scored two unanswered goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead heading into the final period. Senior Steve Cardinal made it 3-1 after he skated through the slot before ripping a slapshot high over the shoulder of Glennon.

N/S senior Steve Garrasi made it 4-1 at 11:47 of the second period after he carried the puck up right wing boards untouched and fired a shot from just inside the blue line that managed to sneak in under Glennon's arm.

"We called a timeout after their fourth goal, and I told them to refocus and look to score the next goal. I told them if they score the next goal, this is a game," DeRubertis said.

The Dutchmen did just that, controlling play in the third period and scoring three goals on 13 shots. They made it 4-2 at 4:18 of the third when captain Ben Fogel poked home a loose puck past Hartz. Their third goal was notched 23 seconds later after senior Luke Diamante scored on a rebound off a shot by senior Lee Murphy to close the gap to one.

"We've got to learn to play three periods. We're not consistent in what period we play bad in " we just haven't put all three together yet this season," Templeton said.

"This was a statement game for us, to come out and play that type of period and give ourselves a chance. It's probably been a couple of years since we've had that type of effort from the team," DeRubertis said.

Hartz finished with 28 saves for N/S, while Glennon stopped 27 shots for Guilderland.

"It's a league win either way, and we'll take the points. But we certainly can't be happy with the way we played. We've got to work a lot harder and finish games," said Templeton.

"I'm impressed. It would have been nice to come out with the win, but our team really grew tonight," said DeRubertis.""

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