continued After edging into a 2-1 first-quarter lead, ESM and Cortland saw the defenses take over the rest of the half. Still up by a 3-2 margin at the break, the Spartans matched all of the Purple Tigers’ surges in the third period and maintained its slim edge.
Down the stretch, ESM got a cushion as Capriotti, with two goals and three assists, led an attack where Kiehl managed a three-goal hat trick.
Dooling also scored twice, while Haynes had one goal and one assist. Garris had the other goal as Bobby Campese earned a pair of assists and Patrick Bryant got an assist, too. Miller and D.J. MacCombie combined for seven saves.
When J-D did play Whitesboro on Wednesday, it ended 19-6, but most of that was due to the Red Rams tearing to a 17-2 halftime lead and using its reserves for a large portion of the second half.
Burns led the way with five assists to go with hiss pair of goals. Feiner had a team-best four goals. Evans had three goals and two assists, with Lucas Johnson also scoring three times. Goss and Colin Stone matched Burns’ two-goal output as Mike Engstrom and Nick Wright also converted.