Late Goals Sink Hockey at UMass Boston

Late Goals Sink Hockey at UMass Boston

BOSTON, MA –Host UMass Boston scored twice within 41 seconds late in the third period and came from behind to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team, 5-4in a non-conference match at the Clark Athletic Center Saturday.

Senior forward Phil Bronner (Wilbraham. MA/Springfield Jr. Falcons-EJHL) scored 1:58 into the third period off a scramble in front of the net to complete a Corsair comeback from a 3-1 first period deficit and put UMass Dartmouth ahead for the first time since they led, 1-0.

But Max Reavis tied the game with a goal at 13:08 of the third period, and Tim Richter scored a power play goal 41 seconds later to put the Beacons ahead for good.

Senior forward Dave McDonald (Wakefield, MA/Valley Jr. Warriors-EJHL) put UMass Dartmouth ahead, 1-0, when he scored on a shot from the slot at 8:28 of the first period. The Beacons got consecutive goals from Frankie DeAugustine, Mike Miller and Rob Florentino to take a 3-1 lead late in the first period before sophomore Dmitry Antipin (Novosibirsk, Russia/Cape Cod Cubs-IJHL) fired a shot home on the short side in the final minute of the first period to make it 3-2, UMB, after one.

Senior forward Nick Marquis (Londonderry, NH/Valley Jr. Warriors-EJHL) scored the only goal of the second period at 16:08 to make it 3-3 at the second intermission.

:"It was a good, up and down, evenly played game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "I thought we played well, but we just came up a goal short. Our first two games (this one and a 2-2 tie at Babson Thursday night) should certainly prepare us for the MASCAC regular season and our conference opener next Tuesday night at Hetland."

UMass Boston outshot UMass Dartmouth, 32-31. Senior goaltender Ryan Williams (Milton, ON/Huntsville Otters-OPJHL) of UMD and Zach Andrews of UMB each ,made 27 saves. The Corsairs were blanked in two power play opportunities, while the Beacons scored on two of their four power play chances.

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 0-1-1 with the defeat, while UMass Boston improved to 2-1-0 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they open their home season Tuesday evening against Worcester State.


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