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RIT comes up short to Sacred Heart, 3-1

RIT fell to visiting Sacred Heart, 3-1, in Atlantic Hockey Association men’s ice hockey action, Saturday.

The Tigers (7-3-2, 4-2-2 AHA) couldn’t overcome a 2-0 deficit early in the third period as the Pioneers (6-5-1, 6-3-0 AHA) earned the two-game road sweep that included a 9-5 win on Friday.



The teams were scoreless into the second period until Sacred Heart senior forward Austin McIlmurray intercepted a clearing pass at the top of the RIT zone during a power-play attempt and fed senior forward Jason Cotton in the slot for a scoring wrist shot off the cross bar with 10:15 on the clock.

Junior defenseman Alex Bates pushed the visitors to a two-goal lead 47 seconds into the third period, taking a pass at the red line and splitting through the RIT defense for a short finish in front.