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Jackets Sting Buffaloes

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hosted the #20 Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday.  The weather forecast called for a washout, but luckily the rain stayed away.  Colorado won the opening faceoff, but the Jackets immediately took the ball away before the Buffaloes could get the ball into their offensive end. The Jackets scored on the opening possession when Brooks Baro scored while dodging from the wing.  The game was back and forth with no team able to find the net for the next seven minutes.  Joseph Rose was able to extend the Tech lead.   Less than a minute later Baro found the net again before some more back and forth play.  Baro notched his third goal of the quarter with 2:27 left to give the Jackets a 4-0 lead.   The Buffaloes were able to get on the board with just over a minute left.  Tech responded on the opening faceoff when Ben Skopicki found freshman Andrew Belli in transition and Belli beat the goalie for his first career goal.  
The Jackets kept the pressure on in the second quarter Rose adding two more goals along with Baro and Nick Eliacin each adding a goal to give the Jackets a 9-3 lead at halftime.  The Jacket defense stifled the Buffalo offense, repeatedly turning away dodgers and rotating behind their slides to take away any open looks.  The Jackets turned their defense into offense as they sparked transition pushing the ball forward.  Hudson Higgins and Carrington Kelsey helped lead the defense that was swarming in front of the Tech goalies all day.  The Jackets were able to substitute freely in the second half as they closed out the 15-7 win.  The Jackets will travel to Nashville next weekend for games against #9 Boston College and region foe Vanderbilt.