David Almeda—Staff Writer
On the road in Marietta for their last game of 2014, Kennesaw State’s club ice hockey team started well but ultimately snapped their six game win streak, taking a 5-2 loss to Life University.
“Honestly, we started off the way we wanted to start it,” head coach Sean Bernhardt said. “We got pucks deep, we got into the forecheck like we wanted. Then we just got in penalty trouble and from there we unraveled.”
The Owls (12-4-1) jumped on top first with 11:21 to go in the first with a snapshot goal in front of the neutral zone by Chris Snyder. KSU extended its lead two minutes later when Larry Adegoke took a loose puck off a shot and put it in the corner of the net, giving the Owls a 2-0 lead with 9:19 left in the period.
From there, the Owls began to fall behind quickly. By the end of the first period, Life had tied the game. In the second frame, Life would score three more unanswered goals, including two in the span of 30 seconds, to eventually hand KSU their fourth loss of the season, 5-2.
“Just too much individual play today,” Bernhardt said. “We didn’t play enough of the system. All of their goals were scored off power plays. Stupid penalties, selfish penalties.”
The Owls will begin the New Year by playing four straight road games in North Carolina against the University of North Carolina and UNC Wilmington before returning home to play Georgia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 31.