Falcons Blank Corsairs, 3-0

Falcons Blank Corsairs, 3-0

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's ice hockey team was blanked by Fitchburg State University, 3-0, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) matchup at the Hetland Arena on Saturday afternoon.

UMass Dartmouth (2-7-2, 2-4 MASCAC) was held off the scoreboard for the first time all season, while Fitchburg State (4-7-0, 3-3-0 MASCAC) earned their first victory since November 26.

After a scoreless first period, forward Thomas Carlow (Franklin, Mass.) broke the dead lock 10:27 into the second with his first marker of the year off assists from Mike Fish (Salisbury, Mass.) and Paul Falanga (East Haven, Conn.).

In the third period, the visitors added to their advantage when Timmy Genova (Smithtown, N.Y.) netted his third goal of the season. The sophomore was assisted by John Celli (Leominster, Mass.) and Brett Nussbaum (Boca Raton, Fla.) with 15:25 on the clock.

Genova recorded his second score of the contest, when the Corsairs pulled Ben Vandervies (Hanna, Alberta) in the final ticks of regulation.

UMass Dartmouth could not beat Falcons goalkeeper Ryan Wysocki (Grand Rapids, Mich.) as he turned away 37 attempts in a shutout win. Vandervies, who was taking shots all game, managed to record 43 saves in the losing effort for the Corsairs.

UMass Dartmouth returns to action on January 9, when the Corsairs host Johnson and Wales at 7:30 p.m.