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Plattsburgh State’s Luke Baleshta celebrates his game-winning goal Saturday with teammates Brandon Beadow (16) and Dillan Fox (21). Fox assisted on the goal with 20 seconds left in overtime. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)
- Plattsburgh State was able to rally from three goals down in Saturday’s third period despite the fact that it was missing two of its top forwards. Mark Constantine went down hard near the bench early in the third, and a few minutes later, Alex Jensen left the bench with an injury. Neither player returned. The Cardinals went on to win 5-4 in overtime.
- Plattsburgh defenseman Preston Kaye went his entire freshman season and half of his sophomore campaign without a goal. And then he got two this weekend. Kaye tallied a power-play goal in the third period Friday against Middlebury and another one in Saturday’s second period.
- The Cardinals’ third-string goalie, Sam Foley, earned his second career win Saturday after taking over at the start of the third period. Foley, who has appeared in four games this season, also earned the win Nov. 24 against St. Thomas.
- Plattsburgh became the first team to beat Williams since Nov. 24. The Ephs had been 6-0-1 in that span.
Plattsburgh coach Bob Emery: “Oh, I let them have it after the second period. There’s no doubt about it. And it was something that I can’t talk about in the newspaper, you know what I mean? I just told them it would be hell week in practice.”
Luke Baleshta on the mind-set heading into the third: “Well, definitely it doesn’t feel good. It’s not a spot that you want to be in, but you can come back in any game. So just gotta get pucks to the net and try and get a couple bounces, and as soon as you get one, they seem to come in groups.”
Baleshta on Sam Foley: “He came in and he didn’t let any goals in and he played the puck well and did everything a goalie should. And he held his own out there.”
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