OSWEGO, N.Y.– In a matchup featuring two top-five nationally ranked teams, Oswego State is looking to do something that no team has done since November 9th — beat Geneseo. That starts with trying to score against Geneseo’s goaltender Devin McDonald, who is averaging less than one goal allowed per game.
“He’s had an outstanding year but you have to create traffic in front,” Oswego State Head Coach Ed Gosek said. “You have to take his eyes away. You can’t let him see pucks which sounds easy.”
When the Lakers traveled to Geneseo last December, goaltender David Richer stopped a season high 31 shots. While the team suffered a 3-0 loss, Richer said he felt confident the entire game. That confidence along with opposing one of the best goaltenders in the nation is motivating him to perform even better Saturday night.
“I just want to show him he’s not the best goalie,” David Richer said. “It’s not because you have a good team in front of you that you’re the best goalie of the league. I want to compete against him and I want to win that game and beat him on the ice.”
If the Lakers are able to pull off the upset against Geneseo, they will keep their hopes of being the number one seed in the playoffs alive. If not, they will be looking to maintain their hold on the second seed in the SUNYAC.
Tickets for Oswego State’s game against Geneseo are on sale now and can be purchased at either the box office or tickets.oswego.edu. Puck drop is scheduled for Saturday at 7 PM.