Friday, November 16, 2007
PROVIDENCE, UMASS LOWELL PLAY TO 2-2 DRAW
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's hockey (3-5-2, 3-2-2 Hockey East) team and UMass Lowell (2-2-4, 0-2-4 Hockey East) played to a 2-2 overtime tie Friday night at Schneider Arena in a Hockey East game. PC junior Pierce Norton scored twice while Patrick Cey's goal in the second period was the game-tying tally for UML. With the tie, the Friars extended their unbeaten streak to three games.
The Friars jumped ahead to a 1-0 first period lead as they scored on the power play at 12:16. Junior Matt Taormina (Washington Township, Mich.) kept the puck inside the UMass Lowell zone and slid a pass to left wing to classmate Cody Wild (North Providence, R.I.). Wild then fired a pass right in front to Norton, who redirected the puck past UMass Lowell goalie Carter Hutton.
The River Hawks, who outshot the Friars, 18-5, in the second period tied the game just 1:48 into the period when Mark Roebothan scored from in close for his third tally of the season. PC regained the lead (2-1) at 6:05 as junior co-captain Kyle Laughlin caused a turnover in the UMass Lowell zone and Norton collected the loose puck in the slot before tucking the puck past Hutton. It marked Norton's fifth goal of the season. Less than three minutes later, the River Hawks rallied again to even the score as Cey ripped a shot from the slot that eluded PC senior goalie Tyler Sims.
The River Hawks outshot the Friars, 35-29, as Sims finished with 33 saves. Hutton finished with 27 stops.
The Friars are back in action on Saturday, November 17 with a Hockey East home game against sixth-ranked New Hampshire.