|2nd||2:08||NDM||1-0||EV GW||Robbie Russo (6)||Sam Herr/5, Jordan Gross/7|
|2nd||7:54||NDM||2-0||EV||Austin Wuthrich (5)||Vince Hinostroza/10, Tony Bretzman/1|
|2nd||8:27||NDM||3-0||EV||Mario Lucia (11)||Austin Wuthrich/1, Vince Hinostroza/11|
|3rd||17:07||NDM||4-0||PP||Robbie Russo (7)||Vince Hinostroza/12, Mario Lucia/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Notre Dame (8-8-2)||1/10||8/24||0|
|Notre Dame Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cal Petersen (W, 4-5-1)||59:53||0||1||5||8||14|
|Steve Mastalerz (L, 0-5-0)||60:00||4||8||13||8||29|
AMHERST, Mass. - Notre Dame scored three in the second and added a 5-on-3 power-play goal in the third to hand UMass hockey a 4-0 setback at the Mullins Center on Saturday night. Following the loss, the Minutemen sit at 4-11-0 overall, 1-9-0 in Hockey East, while the Fighting Irish improve to 8-8-2 overall, 4-2-2 in league play.
After a defensive-minded first period, Notre Dame erupted for three goals over a six-minute, 19-second span early in the second. Robbie Russo began the flurry, blasting home a one-timer from the left faceoff circle 2:08 into the stanza from Sam Herr and Jordan Gross.
Austin Wuthrich made it 2-0 in favor of the Irish at the 7:54 mark, batting a puck in mid-air, off a feed from Vince Hinostrosa and Gross.
Notre Dame pushed its lead to three just 33 seconds later. Wuthrich and Hinostroza found Mario Lucia for a tap-in at the back post.
The Irish added their fourth and final tally of the evening at the 17:07 mark of the third period with Russo recording his second of the night with the 5-on-3 advantage from Hinostroza and Lucia. Notre Dame finished 1-for-10 on the power play in the contest, while UMass was 0-for-3.
Minuteman senior netminder Steve Mastalerz totaled 29 saves for UMass as the squad was out-shot, 33-14. Cal Peterson made 14 stops and collected the shutout.
The Minutemen will be back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 16, when the squad will play host to Northeastern in a non-league matchup at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.