NCAA DIII Men Weekend Wrap-Up (1/21/19)

NCAA Weekend Recap

Hamilton College

Friday, January 18th

Hamilton 8-6-1 (6-3-1, NESCAC) – 3 (OT)
Amherst 7-5-2 (5-3-2, NESCAC) – 2

A career-high 52 save performance from Anthony Tirabassi and a power-play overtime goal from senior Jason Brochu helped the Continentals take down Amherst to jump ahead of them in the NESCAC standings.

After a scoreless first period, Amherst got on the board at 7:31 of the second to take a 1-0 lead. Hamilton tied the game 1-1 at 8:01 of the third when Andrew Court took advantage of an awkward bounce. The Amherst goalie left his crease to play the puck after it took a bounce off the boards, but Court was there to fire the puck into the net.

Amherst scored at 11:48 putting Amherst ahead 2-1. Hamilton pulled the goalie for the extra attacker and with one second left Nick Rutigliano fired a snap shot into the back of the net to force overtime. Amherst was called for boarding at 1:42 of the extra period and Brochu made them pay only 30 seconds later. The goal completed the comeback and moved Hamilton into second place in the NESCAC ahead of Amherst.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, January 19th

Hamilton 8-6-1 (6-3-1, NESCAC) – 0
SUNY Cortland 7-10-0 (2-8-0, SUNYAC) – 0

Saturday’s game was postponed and has been rescheduled for Monday at 3:00pm.

Morrisville State

Friday, January 18th

Morrisville 4-11-2 (2-7-0, SUNYAC) – 5
Potsdam 6-11-0 (2-6-0, SUNYAC) – 3

Morrisville earned it’s second conference victory of the season Friday night. It was their first conference win since November 9th when they defeated Cortland 4-0 at home. After falling behind 1-0, Jimmy Philbin scored a power-play goal at 18:42 to send the Mustangs to the locker room all even at 1-1. Potsdam regained their lead scoring the only goal of the second while on a power-play goal at 11:01.

The Potsdam lead was doubled to 3-1 on another power-play goal scored at the five minute mark of the third. Morrisville then went on to score four unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 come from behind victory. First, Ben Sprague and Nick DeVito scored power-play goals 2:10 apart to the the game up 3-3. DeVito added his second of the night at 11:36 giving Morrisville their first lead of the night. At 15:58 DeVito finished off the hat-trick assisted by CJ Stubbs and Philbin. Jared Young was in net and imporved his record to 2-3-0 while making 39 saves in the win.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, January 19th

Morrisville 4-11-2 (2-7-0, SUNYAC) – 0
Potsdam 6-11-0 (2-6-0, SUNYAC) – 0

Postponed until Tuesday due to Winter Storm Harper.

Utica College

Friday, January 18th

Utica 9-6-1 (7-3-0, UCHC) – 3
Neumann 2-12-3 (1-6-3, UCHC) – 4

Utica College had their six-game unbeaten streak broken Friday night at the hands of Neumann. The Knights raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first period before Joey Savel scored a power-play goal at 8:55 of the second to cut the lead to 2-1. Savel was making his collegiate debut for Utica after spending the entire first half recovering from an injury. Neumann would later add a power-play goal of their own and ended the second leading Utica 3-1.

However, UC came out in the third finally ready to play and tied the game at three all with goals from Zach Borsoi and another power-play marker from Savel. Unfortunately, Neumann would score with 15 seconds remaining to earn their first conference win of the season. The loss knocked the Pioneers out of first place in the UCHC as Wilkes University won earlier in the day.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, January 19th

Utica 10-5-1 (8-2-0, UCHC) – 6
Manhattanville 8-6-2 (5-3-2, UCHC) – 2

Goals from Daniel Fritz (PP), Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Brandon Young, Vaden McManus (SH) and Shawn Lynch pushed the Pioneers to a 5-0 lead after two periods. Manhattanville scored two midway through the third before Young added another giving UC a 6-2 win. Gianluca Baggetta made 40 saves in net. The win helped Utica regain first place in the UCHC.

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Utica returns home this weekend where they will take on Nazareth College at 7:00pm Friday and SUNY Cortland at 7:00pm Saturday.

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