Herkimer drops first game at home to SUNY Broome 8-7
Herkimer, NY-- The Generals hosted the Hornets of SUNY Broome in their home opener in a snow bank covered Wehrum Stadium this afternoon. The Generals came out fired up as they took an early lead over the Hornets 1-0 in just the first two minutes of the game. Unfortunately that would be the only time Herkimer would sit in the leading position as SUNY Broome quickly tied it 1-1 just five minutes later from Hornets freshman attack #2 Johnny Cotton (Brooklyn, NY). Broome then went on a streak scoring two more goals to hold a comfortable 3-1 lead at the end of the first period. Herkimer Generals #8 L.J. Redpath (Rome, NY) took control of the second period scoring two goals to tie things up 3-3. The first goal just two minutes in from an assist by sophomore midfielder #21 Ryan Zimmerman (Rochester, NY) and the second with five minutes left in the half assisted by sophomore long stick #4 Channing Thomas (Norwalk, CT). The Hornets responded with two more goals, and the half was capped off from a third goal by Redpath unassisted with less than a minute left to leave Herkimer down 5-4.
The third quarter the Generals returned from the half a bit sluggish as they allowed two more goals to drop them to a 7-4 deficit. Herkimer was able to wake up in the fourth as freshman attack #15 Levi Confer (Verona NY) put one in the back of the net unassisted. Another Redpath goal thereafter assisted by #1 Jake Williamson (Endicott, NY) closed the gap Herkimer down by one 7-6 with just eight minutes left in the game. SUNY Broome #18 Joshua Bradford (Johnson City, NY) scored his fourth goal of the game with 6:39 left in the game producing the insurance they needed to clinch the win. Herkimer was able to score one more by #1 Williamson assisted by Confer but it was just shy of enough as the final score closed 8-7.
Herkimer (0-2): #1 Jake Williamson 1-1; #3 Cavanagh Rigby 0-1; #4 Channing Thomas 0-1; #6 Patrick Gibbon 1-0; #8 LJ Redpath 4-0; #15 Levi Confer 1-1; #21 Ryan Zimmerman 0-1;
SUNY Broome (2-2): #2 Johnny Cotton 1-0; #8 Christopher Bitties 2-0; #11 Alex Sprague-Getsy 0-1; #15 David Chatman 0-1; #18 Joshua Bradford 4-0; #21 Joshua Bideaux 0-1
Herkimer: Charles Rosaschi: 12 saves, 8 goals.