The Bears came out strong outscoring the Spartans 8-2 in the first half. The Spartans rallied in the third quarter scoring five straight goals; two from Senatore, two from Irizarry and one from Brenton Mighty to bring them within two, 9-7. Lenny Innammorato scored three out of the Bears final four goals to open up the lead and help NYIT secure the win. Innammorato finished with a game-high five goals.
Ryan Mello recorded 16 saves in the loss.