UMass Lowell Defeated By Penn State, 4-1

Sophomore forward Joe Gambardella scored a goal for the River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:17  PSU1-0 PP Casey Bailey (7)Taylor Holstrom/11
1st 8:30  PSU2-0 EV GW Casey Bailey (8)Taylor Holstrom/12, David Goodwin/5
1st 19:41  PSU3-0 EV Eric Scheid (6)James Robinson/2, David Thompson/1
2nd 0:47  PSU4-0 EV Tommy Olczyk (3)Taylor Holstrom/13
3rd 10:30  UML1-4 PP Joe Gambardella (5)Zack Kamrass/6, Tyler Mueller/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Penn State  3104
UMass Lowell  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Penn State  1310831
UMass Lowell  109625
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Penn State (6-2-2)  1/4 3/6 0
UMass Lowell (7-2-2)  1/3 4/8 0
Penn State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Eamon McAdam (W, 1-0-0)60:001 109524
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jeff Smith (L, 3-1-0)20:474 100010
Kevin Boyle39:070 09817
Empty Net0:060     

LOWELL, Mass. - A three-goal explosion in the first period helped the Penn State Nittany Lions defeat the No. 4 UMass Lowell hockey team, 4-1, on Saturday night at the Tsongas Center.

Casey Bailey scored two first period goals for the Nittany Lions as the visitors opened up a 3-0 lead after the first 20 minutes. The first came on the power play at 6:17 on a rocket from the point that beat Jeff Smith (Maple Ridge, British Columbia), off a pass from Taylor Holstrom. His second goal came just 2:13 later when Holstrom sent a pass from behind the net to Bailey wide open right in front of the net.

Bailey almost completed the hat trick with 10:40 remaining in the period, but Smith shut the door on a breakaway attempt. Penn State (6-2-2) tacked on its third goal with 19 seconds remaining in the period.

James Robinson sent in a shot and Eric Scheid beat Smith's glove to the puck to poke in the rebound.

Tommy Olczyk made it 4-0 just 47 seconds into the second period, coming from Holstrom's third assist of the night.

The River Hawks (7-2-2) created opportunities in the second period, Joe Gambardella (Staten Island, N.Y.) hit the post with over 10 minutes remaining, and with 9:36 on the clock a high shot by Adam Chapie (Oxford, Mich.) caused problems for Eamon McAdam, but he was able to knock it away.

Zack Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.) got the River Hawks' on the board at 10:30 of the third period on the power play. Tyler Mueller (Regina, Saskatchewan) fed the senior right at the point and Kamrass didn't waste any time firing the shot.

For the second consecutive night the Nittany Lions outshot UMass Lowell, this time by a 31-25 advantage. Michael Colantone led the River Hawks with four shots, and Bailey had six to lead the guests.

Penn State went 1-for-4 on the power play, and UMass Lowell went 1-for-3.

After making a relief appearance in net, McAdam made 24 saves for his first win of the season.

Smith made 10 saves in 20:47, and Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J.) stopped 17 shots in 39:07 in relief.

UMass Lowell will return to action on Thursday, November 20 for the first of two road contests against Notre Dame at Compton Family Ice Arena. The puck will drop at 7:35 p.m.