ITHACA, N.Y. — St. Lawrence scored five straight goals during a 6-3 romp over the Cornell Big Red at Lynah Rink on Saturday.
St. Lawrence (9-8-4, 6-2-3 ECAC) defeated Colgate on Friday night to take four points on the road during the weekend, and move into first place by winning percentage in the ECAC.
The night started on a good note for Cornell (9-6-4, 7-3-2), as junior David Kozier scored a power-play goal just 3:34 into the game.
The Saints’ Matt Desrosiers evened the game with a goal at 4:42 of the first. Cornell junior Denis Ladouceur gave the Red the lead back just after the midway mark of the opening period, with assists from seniors Dan Svoboda and Danny Powell.
Just over three minutes later, St. Lawrence answered with a power-play tally by Russ Bartlett. The Saints then proceeded to pour things on. Blair Clarance and Ryan Glenn would score before the end of the first period, leaving the score at 4-2 in favor of the visitors.
After stopping just 12 of 16 shots in the first, Cornell senior Ian Burt was pulled in favor of junior Matt Underhill. But even Underhill could not stem the tide, as the squad from the North Country scored two more goals to take a 6-2 lead into the final period.
The first of these goals came off a faceoff, where Alan Fyfe one-timed the puck past a shocked Underhill at 8:42 of the period.
Ray DiLauro pushed the Saints’ lead to four goals just over a minute later, when his shot from the point found its way into the net.
Cornell was unable to mount any attack in the third period, as it spent most of the period on the penalty kill. With five penalties in the period, showing frustration at the scoreboard, and a non-call on a hit-from-behind to Cornell sophomore Shane Palahicky, the Red was not able to cut into the lead.
Perhaps the lone bright spot for the Red was the play of freshman Kelly Hughes, who asserted himself along the boards as well as notching his first collegiate goal. He scored with just over four minutes to play in the game, to give the final margin.