MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Colonials dropped back to the .500-mark Wednesday, with a 6-2 loss to Morris Knolls.

Morristown was outscored 3-0 in the 2 nd period, with 2 goals coming from Jake DiLoreto, one shorthanded, and the other on a powerplay. After Knolls scored the opening 2 goals, Morristown’s Harry Santen drove a shot from the point, through the glove of Elliot Marken, to cut the deficit to one.

“Starting games have been a struggle for us, we seem to always let in a goal in the opening few minutes and start faster,” said head coach Robert Jones. “That would be a great first step in the right direction, and I want us to continue build on our strengths.”

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The Colonials started the 2 nd period the same way they ended the first, firing shots on goal and getting  pressure towards the net. Morristown thought to have the equalizer on their powerplay, before DiLoreto made it 3-1. A Colonial 5-minute penalty allowed Knolls to extend their lead.

Jack McKenna scored Morristown’s 2 nd goal in the final period, beating Marken on a breakaway.

“Our guys battled tough in the 3 rd period, the penalty in the 2 nd deflated us, but I like the way we came out and fought hard after,” said Jones. “This is definitely a learning stage for us, and I believe we got better from this game.”

Dylan Peck deflected shots all game long, saving 33 of the 39 thrown his way.

Morristown, at 7-7-2 on the year, will look to pick up another victory over Madison on Saturday.

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