HARTFORD, Conn. – Four Trinity College student-athletes tallied three points in the, 9-1, defeat of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth ice hockey team on Saturday afternoon at Williams Rink.
Freshman Tyler Whitney and senior Conor Coveney each beat the net-minder twice and handed out a helper for the Bantams, while freshman Bradley Buvinow and junior Michael Hawkrigg each distributed a pair of assists to go with one score.
Also recording tallies in the scoring column were senior captain Jackson Brewer and freshman Anthony Sabitsky. Brewer added a strike and an assist, while Sabitsky produced two goals for Trinity.
Sabitsky and Whitney put the Bantams up by two scores only one minute and 19 seconds into the contest. Two minutes later, junior Mike Restuccia (Malden, Mass.) scored UMass Dartmouth's only goal of the match, when the Malden, Mass. native buried his second goal of the season off an assist from senior Shaun Walters (Plymouth, Mich.). Buvinow increased the home team's lead to two scores once again, when he found the net with just over five minutes remaining in the opening period.
With a 3-1 advantage in the second, Trinity College proceeded to score six unanswered goals in the remaining 40-minutes of play. The Bantams added five scores in the second period, including a perfect three-for-three on power-play attempts and added one more in the final stanza to solidify the win.
Freshman Alex Morin stopped 21 shots to earn his first win for Trinity College. For the Corsairs, sophomore Nic Wackerly (Altadena, Calif.) and classmate JJ Solloway (Derry, N.H.) split time in net. Wackerly stopped 45 shots in 49-plus minutes, while Solloway stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief. The Bantams held a distinct advantage in shots, 70-22, and in power-play chances, 3-1.
UMass Dartmouth has a quick turnaround as the Corsairs take on Wesleyan (Conn.) at 4 pm tomorrow afternoon.