#13/16 Men's Hockey Pounds St. Michael's College 10-3
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.—Eight Beacons scored and Zach Andrews (Coral Springs, Fla.) made 41 saves, as #13/16 UMass Boston (10-3-1, 4-3-1 ECAC East) routed St. Michael's College (4-10, 1-8 ECAC East) 10-3 Saturday afternoon at the Cairns Arena.
Senior Mike DeGrazia (Novi, Mich.) and Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) each scored twice and 13 UMass Boston players recorded points in the win. DeGrazia moved back into a tie for first in the nation with his 14 total goals, while MacIntyre led all players with his four points (two goals and two assists).
Freshman Frankie DeAugustine (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Kit Sitterley (Mooresville, N.C.) added a goal and two assists each, while defenseman Cam Harvey (Bow, N.H.) and Andrew Crawford (Medford, Mass.) picked up two assists apiece.
Rounding out the scoring, Tim Richter (Naugatuck, Conn.), Derek Colucci (North Scituate, R.I.) and Jeremy Finger (Orlando, Fla.) all recorded a goal and an assist and Mark Grinhaus (Scarsdale, N.Y.) picked up his second goal in as many days.
Andrews came up huge in net, making a career-high 41 stops on 44 shots, including 33 over the first two periods. He improved to 9-3-1 on the season, after allowing a career-high six goals Friday night at #1 Norwich University.
Michael Comitini and and Eric McGuirk combined to make 32 saves on 42 shots, with each goalie giving up five goals.
The Beacons opened the scoring just under four minutes in, when Sitterley scored his fifth collegiate goal, on passes from Crawford and MacIntyre. Less than three minutes later, MacIntyre made it 2-0 at 6:39 with an unassisted goal. Richter made it 3-0 Beacons at the 8:44 mark on passes from Colucci and Harvey. UMass Boston wrapped up the first period scoring when Grinhaus hammered it home on passes from Crawford and Tim Niedzielak (Chicago, Ill.) at 17:39.
St. Michael's College would briefly put the pressure on with back-to-back goals from Josh Geary in the first 37 seconds of the second period, but Andrews would stonewall the Purple Knights with 19 straight saves.
DeGrazia made it 5-2 at the 15:47 mark, when he shot it past Comitini for his 13th goal of the season. Linemates Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) and Max Reavis (Omaha, Neb.) picked up assists on the play. Less than a minute later, DeAugustine put the game away, when he took passes from Sitterley and MacIntyre and rammed it home at at 16:31.
The Beacons would close out the game with another four-goal period in the third-on just 11 shots. Colucci and MacIntyre scored within 1:36 of each other to extend the lead to 8-2.
After a St. Michael's goal at 8:44 of the period, Finger scored a power-play goal at 14:18, on passes from DeAugustine and Harvey. The power-play opportunity proved to be the lone power-play of the game, as the referees only blew the whistle for one penalty all game long.
UMass Boston wrapped up the scoring at 15:07 when DeGrazia skated in unassisted and sent a laser shot past the goalie to put UMB ahead 10-3.
UMass Boston's 10 goals was their largest offensive output since a 13-2 win over North Adams State on January 18, 1997.
The Beacons will return to action Tuesday night when they host the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire University at 7:00 p.m.