Biljanoski Ties School Record in Saves; Wolves Fall at Brockport

Photo by Victoria Baker (2/22/19)
Photo by Victoria Baker (2/22/19)

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Junior goalie Nikoli Biljanoski tied the Keuka College record with 26 saves, but the Wolves lost at the College at Brockport 14-10 on Saturday afternoon.

Biljanowski tied an 18-year old record set by Keuka College Hall of Famer Aaron Quku in 2001.

Keuka College (2-1) got four goals and an assist from freshman Connor Cupp. Craig Gerhardt finished with three goals and two assists while Mark Shattuck added a pair of goals in the loss.

College at Brockport 14 vs. Keuka College 10

The Golden Eagles scored quickly as they won the opening faceoff and found the back of the net five seconds into the game on Saturday. Craig Gerhardt scored for the Wolves in the frame, but Keuka trailed 3-1 after one.

Sparked by a Connor Cupp goal on the man-up, the Wolves rattled off three straight to cut the Brockport lead to one, 6-5, with just under three minutes left to play. However, Brockport scored a pair of goals, including one on the man-up in the final 81 seconds to lead 8-5 at the half.

Brockport widened their lead in the third quarter. The Golden Eagles scored the first four goals of the second half to take a 12-5 advantage. The Wolves outscored the Golden Eagles 3-2 over the final five minutes, but trailed 14-8 going into the final quarter.

Connor Cupp accounted for the only two goals by either team in the fourth quarter. The Wolves shutout the Golden Eagles in the frame with Biljanoski making six saves. However, the pair by Cupp would not be enough for a comeback as Keuka fell 14-10.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves lost their fifth straight game to Brockport. Overall, Brockport holds an 11-5 lead in the series
  • The Golden Eagles controlled possession throughout the game. Brockport had a 43-19 advantage in ground balls and went 22-28 from the faceoff x

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a break until their next game. Keuka College will travel to Utica College on Wednesday, March 20 to face the Pioneers. The Wolves defeated the Pioneers 15-8 last season, but Utica leads the all-time series 5-4.