NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Freshman Dillon Radin (Long Beach, N.Y.) chose the right time for his first collegiate goal, as his tally just over two minutes into the overtime session lifted the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to a 6-5 victory over Worcester State, moving the team into second place in the MASCAC standings in the process.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 6, Worcester St. 5
Records: UMass Dartmouth 9-9-1, 6-5-1 MASCAC, Worcester St. 11-6, 6-5 MASCAC
How it Happened:
The Corsairs finished the first 20 minutes of play with the 2-1 lead as a pair of goals came from the stick of junior Brendan McDonough (Wilmington, Mass.), who successfully converted both chances, beating the keeper on the one-on-one. McDonough's goals bookended the lone marker in the frame from the Lancers, as the visitors got on the board with 2:56 left on a snipe off the tape of Jake Karelas (Melrose, Mass.).
In the second period, the teams exchanged goals, as four were scored combined throughout the period. The top two scorers on the Corsairs emerged to supply the offense as Casey Shea (Woburn, Mass.) finished off an opportunity set up by Brandon Berkley (Scottsdale, Ariz.) in the fifth minute of the stanza before Jonathan Ruiz (Williamstown, N.J.) tallied the second UMD goal in the span with his team-leading 15 goal, and 30 point of the year.
During the final period of regulation, the Lancers erased a one-goal deficit as goals from Mike Moran (Milford, Mass.) and Ryan James (Katy, Tex.) sandwiched the fifth of the game from the Corsairs, and second tally of the season from Mason Nichols (Oviedo, Fla.). With six minutes remaining in the third, neither team was able to capitalize on scoring chances, sending the game into overtime.
But just two minutes into the overtime period, the Corsairs got the golden-goal as Nichols found Radin in perfect position on the unguarded side of the net, giving the freshman a wide-open look to seal the contest, 6-5.
Inside the Numbers:
· Worcester State operated a slight 34-31 lead over the Corsairs in the shot total.
· The Corsairs finished 1-for-5 on the power play while successfully killed off the only two power play chances of the Lancers.
· Two penalties for the Corsairs is the least committed in a game since November 25th against Suffolk.
· Senior Drew Michals (Newton, Mass.) logged a complete-game in between the pipes, turning away 29 of 34 shots to improve his record to 6-8-1. On the other side of the ice, Josh Reinstein (Woodland Hills, Calif.) stopped 25 shots in the losing effort.
The Corsairs host Fitchburg State in their next contest February 1st at 7:35 PM while Worcester State faces off with the Falcons on January 27th at 4:00 PM on the road.