FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Four different players scored goals to back a 28-save effort from senior Tommy Bay (Duluth, Ga.) in net, as UMass Dartmouth notched a 4-2 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference ice hockey victory over Framingham State Saturday evening at Loring Arena.
The visiting Corsairs (9-8-1, 6-4-1 MASCAC) received a pair of shorthanded tallies off the sticks of sophomore Dillon Radin (Long Beach, N.Y.) and junior Steven Leonard (Rockaway Park, N.Y.) in the opening 7:59 of action to grab the early advantage, and sophomore Kai Kapossy’s (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) goal with 6:12 to play in the first frame extended that margin to 3-0. The host Rams (2-13-1, 0-9-1 MASCAC) got on the board 7:12 into the second stanza on sophomore Jack Pierson’s (Livonia, Mich.) power play marker, but UMass Dartmouth regained its three-goal edge just 1:49 into the final period on senior Mason Nichols’ (Oviedo, Fla.) tally. Framingham State finished the scoring with just eight seconds remaining in the contest, as sophomore Soren Colstrup’s (Owatonna, Minn.) power play goal accounted for the final margin.
Senior Jonathan Ruiz (Williamstown, N.J.), junior Patrick Wrenn (Charlestown, Mass.), sophomore Eric Bolden (Oswego, Ill.) and freshman Jimmy Pelton (Syracuse, N.Y.) each collected assists in the triumph for the Corsairs, as Bay made 20 stops over the final two periods alone to earn his fourth win overall and his second of the year over the Rams. Freshman Erick Walsh (Acton, Pa.) picked up a helper on Pierson’s tally for Framingham State, as junior Greg Harney (East Haven, Conn.) made 46 saves between the pipes for the hosts. UMass Dartmouth outshot the Rams by a 50-30 margin overall and held a 33-30 edge in the faceoff circle for the evening, as the Corsairs have outscored Framingham State by a 13-2 margin in their two match-ups this winter.
UMass Dartmouth heads to Worcester, Mass. on Thursday evening to take on Worcester State in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference clash that faces off at 7:00 pm, while Framingham State hosts Plymouth State in a MASCAC outing on Thursday evening at Loring Arena that faces off at 7:30 pm.