The Ice Knights split two home games last weekend, suffering a bad loss to conference rival SUNY Brockport on Nov. 11, 1-6, and then making some personnel changes to defeat Framingham State University the next day, 6-1.
"Our guys played soft. They played undisciplined … completely opposite of the team we expect to see," head coach Chris Schultz said after the loss to Brockport. "There were a lot of errors and there was a lot of contentment."
Junior Colin de Jersey gave Geneseo the early lead on the power play in the first period, but Geneseo was unable to score again. Brockport tied the game going into the first intermission before breaking the game open with three goals in the second period and two goals in the third.
Geneseo put 28 shots on goal but did not create a lot of good scoring opportunities.
"If you're not willing to go into the scoring area to try to win a battle, you're not going to win the game," Schultz added.
Junior Adrian Rubeniuk took the loss in net, making 25 saves and allowing six goals.
Schultz decided to make changes in the lineup prior to the non-conference game against Framingham, in an attempt to send a message to the team. Schultz only dressed 20 players instead of the usual 21. This included only playing nine forwards instead of the usual 12.
"We can't accept guys who are going to be content with their role," Schultz said. "We can't accept anything less than the best and we basically had to shorten the bench and send a message."
Sophomore Zachary Vit scored two goals and added two assists, and leads the team with six goals, six assists, and 12 points this season. Senior David Arduin and junior Corbin Rosmarin also scored and they are each tied for second on the team with six points and four goals each.
"[Rosmarin] did a great job of getting his nose dirty and trying to score the ugly goal," Schultz added. "[Rosmarin's] a guy that really stepped into a great role for us."
Sophomore Carson Schell scored his third goal of the year and de Jersey found the back of the net for the second straight night. First year Bryan Haude got the start in goal and made 15 saves, picking up the win.
The Ice Knights fall to 3-2-0 in SUNYAC play and 4-3-0 overall this year. They travel to SUNY Potsdam on Nov. 18 and SUNY Plattsburgh on Nov. 19.