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LOWELL, Mass. (Jan. 26, 2008) - Andrew Carroll (Shoreview, Minn.) scored twice and No. 19 Minnesota Duluth defeated No. 15 UMass Lowell, 4-1, Saturday night in non-conference college hockey action at the Tsongas Arena.
The Bulldogs improve to 10-8-6 with the win and sweep the weekend series with UML. The River Hawks drop to 11-8-4 with the loss. UML has lost four of its last six.
In addition to Carroll's two goals, Kyle Schmidt (Hermantown, Minn.) and Matt McKnight (Halkirk, Alb.) scored for Minnesota Duluth.
Patrick Cey (Saskatoon, Sask.) score the only goal for UMass Lowell.
For the second straight night the Bulldogs held a lead after the first 20 minutes of play. Schmidt opened the scoring at 11:47 of the opening stanza with assists from Trent Palm (Edina, Minn.) and Rob Bordson (Duluth, Minn.).
Twenty seconds later - at 12:07 - McKnight gave UMD a two-goal lead with his sixth of the season from Michael Gergen (Hastings, Minn.) and Nick Kemp (Hermantown, Minn.).
Duluth's line of Carroll, Matt Greer (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) and Drew Akins (Excelsior, Minn.) combined to score both Bulldog goals in the third period. Carroll netted both goals with Akins and Greer assisting on both. Carrollís first goal came at 3:12 of the third, his second at 5:34.
In between Carroll goals, Cey got the River Hawks on the board with his fourth of the season at 3:49. Kory Falite (Billerica, Mass.) and Ben Holmstrom (Colorado Springs, Colo.) assisted on the goal.
Alex Stalock (South St. Paul, Minn.) stopped 23 UML shots for his 10th win of the season. Stalock stopped 13-second period shots for the Bulldogs.
Nevin Hamilton (Ashland, Mass.) made 16 saves, but suffered his fourth loss of the season. The loss snapped Hamiltonís five game winning streak.
The River Hawks out-shot the Bulldogs 24 to 20. UML was 0-for-7 on the power play. UMD was 0-for-3 on the man-advantage. The River Hawks were 0-for-14 on the power play in the two games against Duluth.
The River Hawks return to the ice Friday night when they host the University of Maine. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Bulldogs are back in action Friday night at Wisconsin.