Third-ranked Plattsburgh State (12-2-1) scored twice in the second period on its way to a 3-0 win over Middlebury (4-6-4) in Kenyon Arena. The Cardinals now hold a slim 22-21-4 edge in the all-time series between the schools. The Panthers return to action next Friday at Colby, while Plattsburgh State will visit Williams tomorrow night.
Middlebury's Zach Haggerty had a great chance to score at the 6:45 mark, but his effort on a breakaway was stopped by Brady Rouleau. Plattsburgh State had a failed power play in the 14th minute, but was unable to get on the board. The Cardinals thought they had gone up 1-0 with 1:41 remaining in the period, but an apparent goal from Pat Egan was waived off because the whistle had blown. The first period ended with shots tied at 8-8.
The Cardinals went on top 1-0 2:25 into the second period with the fifth of the year from Michael Radisa. After making a nice move to the goal from the high slot, Radisa beat Stephen Klein (32 saves) through the five hole. Each team had an unsuccessful power play before Plattsburgh State took a 2-0 lead with 29 seconds left in the period. Kyle Hall skated from the right corner to behind the net before feeding Radisa for his second of the night on a quick redirect.
The Cardinals gained some breathing room in the third with a power play goal from Brandon O'Quinn at the 8:19 mark. Egan made a nice feed from right to left to O'Quinn, who redirected the puck into the back of the net for the game's final goal.
Plattsburgh State finished the game with a 35-24 shots advantage as Rouleau made 24 saves to pick up the win.