Sunday, January 7, 2018

Quinnipiac falls 1-0 to Cornell

Quinnipiac at Cornell (photo copyright BobcatsHockeyBlog)
A night after dramatic overtime win at Colgate, Quinnipiac was held off the scoreboard tonight against Cornell losing 1-0. While the Bobcats had their chances with multiple posts rung, scrums in front of the net, the lack of finishing ability was ever apparent in this game.

Quinnipiac had a lot of puck possession in this game and played well against the #4 Big Red but if you can't score goals you are not going to win games. The Bobcats once again out shot their opponent 28-20 but Cornell's defense did a good job all night limiting Quinnipiac's opportunities along with blocking 26 Bobcat shots on the night. Quinnipiac had won its past five meetings with Cornell at Lynah Rink and was 9-8-1 against the Big Red at Lynah prior to tonight's game. 

Cornell freshman Matt Galajda, who was solid in his previous game against Quinnipiac got a surprise start after senior Hayden Stewart who has assumed the starting job couldn't play due to injury. Galajda made 28 saves for his third shutout of the season to give Cornell it's first regular sweep of Quinnipiac since the 2011-2012 season.

Quinnipiac at Cornell (photo copyright BobcatsHockeyBlog)

The teams went scoreless in the first period and the lone goal wasn't scored until the 14:50 mark of the second period when Trevor Yates took a rebound off Quinnipiac goaltender Andrew Shortridge and fired it past him for his team leading 11th goal of the season. That was all Cornell would need as they improved to 13-2 on the season and 7-1 in the ECAC as Quinnipiac couldn't muster anything in the third period past Galajda.

Shortridge (19 saves) was solid again for Quinnipiac who fell to 8-11-2 on the season and 4-6-1 in ECAC play. They travel next weekend to Dartmouth and Harvard as they continue the January road trip.

You can follow the BobcatsHockeyBlog on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.

No comments:

Post a Comment