UMass Dartmouth Upsets No. 5/6 Men’s Ice Hockey in Overtime

UMass Dartmouth Upsets No. 5/6 Men’s Ice Hockey in Overtime

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – An overtime unassisted power-play goal by Jerry Lasko capped-off a hat trick performance for the forward as UMass Dartmouth upset the 5th/6th ranked Beacons by the final of 5-4 Saturday evening.

THE BASICS

#5/6 UMass Boston 4, UMass Dartmouth 5 (OT)

UMass Boston (10-3-0)
UMass Dartmouth (6-6-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Just seconds after the Beacons were whistled for a penalty in the overtime period, the host Corsairs saw Lasko tally the game-winner on a hard shot to the top near post.

Lasko was red-hot for the Corsairs as he registered the then game-tying goals in the second and third periods.  Garrison Sanipass (Northbrook, Ill.) also had a multi-goal game for the Beacons.  Sanipass netted his second goal of the contest less than four minutes into the third period, while also scoring his first with just three seconds remaining in the opening period.

Also finding the back of the net in the tough non-conference loss was Colin Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) and Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) both of which came on the power-play.

UMass Dartmouth struck first in Saturday's meeting, with Mike Sones finding the back of the net less than five minutes in.  Redler responded less than two minutes later to even the score at 1-1.  Sanipass' first goal of the contest gave UMB a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

After Larkin's power-play goal in the sixth minute of the second period, seemed to give the Beacons the space they needed, the Corsairs came firing back.  UMass Dartmouth rattled-off back-to-back goals to tie the game at 3-3 as the team's heading into the second intermission.

Sanipass registered his second goal of the affair less than four minutes in, but with all the momentum in favor the Corsairs, UMD wasted little time answering right back for the second straight period.

Anthony D'Urso (Rome, N.Y.) was handed his second loss between the pipes as he made 41 saves, while his Corsairs' counterpart Drew Michals made 51 saves to improve to 4-6-1 on the year.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • On the night UMass Boston finished 2-for-4 on the power play, while the Corsairs were 1-for-6
  • UMass Boston outshot the Corsairs 55-46
  • All-time the Corsairs are now 11-7 against their intra-state rivals
  • The loss ended the Beacons 10-game win-streak over the Corsairs which dated back to January 22, 2008
  • The five goals by the Corsairs marked the most scored by UMD since January 17, 2006 when they earned a 6-0 win over the Beacons

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will return to action on December 29 when they host Williams College at 1 p.m. in the first round of the 53rd Annual Codfish Bowl.