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10/17/14 - Spartans Crush Cougars with Two Dozen Goals on the Weekend
By the Staff

The Spartans wasted little time on Friday, scoring just 90 seconds into the game. The second line continued to show its chemistry as Spencer Archer set up the play along the half-boards and found Deguchi at the side of the net. Deguchi skated to the slot and found Schuyler Krawczuk backdoor for the goal.

Chrisitan Rendino would then add a pair of goals less than two minutes later. His first came on a quick one-timer set up from Shuyler Krawczuk in the corner. Cody Murphy picked up the secondary assist. Just 13 seconds later, the Spartans re-entered the zone crashed into the net and beat Taiyoh London up high. Deguchi & William Hoffman pick up the assists on the Spartans' third goal.

Past the midway point of the first period, Spencer Archer scored his first of the game on a scramble at the side of the net. Nicholas Matejovsky and Cody Murphy picked up the assists as the Spartans made it 4-0.

But 37 seconds later, Luke Schneider made it 5-0 after he found a loose puck in the slot. He scored on the backhand with an assist going to Krawczuk Schneider would add a second goal with 1:10 remaining in the first period as the Spartans went to the lockerroom with a 6-0 lead. Matejovsky had the only assist on the sixth goal.

Nikhil Bhat took over between the pipes at the start of the second after Mario Retana began the game. Sixty-nine seconds into the second period, Krawczuk tipped a Rendino point shot to make it 7-0. Spencer Archer had the secondary assist.

The Spartans continued to fly out of the gates as Sam Shayesteh ripped a shot from the top of the circle on a zone entry that found a way to beat the COC netminder. Matejovsky and Stivers had the assists.

Schuyler Krawczuk would complete his hat-trick 8:16 into the second period on a goal assisted by Rendino and Archer. It was an easy re-direct in front by Krawczuk as the Spartans converted on their powerplay within just 6 seconds.

With Krawczuk completing his hat-trick, Christian Rendino decided to follow suit in the third period, with a powerplay goal of his own. Ian Seidl worked off the boards and threw it up top to Rendino who buried a sweet wrister that knocked off the water bottle. Spartans made their lead 10-0 with 15:35 remaining in the third period.

Ian Seidl would add a couple goals of his own in the third period - the first assisted by Stivers, the second assisted by Schneider - to give the Spartans the 12-0 lead.

SJSU's combined shutout-bid was spoiled by the Cougars with just 31 seconds remaining in the game. Bhat stopped 16/17 on the night after Retana stopped all 9 of his first period shots.

The Spartans still walked away with the 12-1 victory.


Rookie goaltender Eddie Berlin had his first career start in net on Saturday. The game was almost a carbon copy of Friday, with the Spartans again dominating right away in the game.

On an attempted zone entry by the Cougars, Nicholas Matejovsky poked the puck free to Keanu Deguchi. Deguchi passed it to Cody Murphy on the 3-on-1 to get the Spartans on the board in the first minute of the game.

Spencer Archer picked up two first period goals, the first assisted by Matejovsky and the second assisted by Murphy. Matejovsky would get a goal of his own late in the first period to make it 4-0 after one period of play.

Saturday's big period was the second, with the Spartans registering 5 goals - including two by Seidl, and one each for Krawczuk, Rendino, and Archer - who had his hat-trick completed just 4:53 into the second period. SJSU led 9-0 after two.

The Cougars actually struck first in the third period with a goal by Trevor West, but San Jose State responded 13 seconds later with a goal by Krawczuk. Rohit Krishan picked up his first point as a Spartan with the primary assist on the goal, while Shayesteh had the secondary.

Luke Schneider scored with 5:49 remaining in the game on a wrap-around goal after picking up the rebound on Matejovsky's shot.

Ian Seidl would then complete his hat-trick (the fourth Spartan to do so on the weekend) as he caught a pass from Krawczuk as he walked in down low and lifted it from right in front of the net to bring a familiar 12-1 score with 3:39 remaining in the game.

College of the Canyons converted on a late powerplay to make it 12-2, but that's all they'd get. Eddie Berlin ended up stopping 27/29 shots as he earned his first win as a Spartan.
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