|1st||8:07||QUI||1-0||EV GW||Scott Davidson (3)||Tim Clifton/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Henry Dill (L, 2-2-0)||59:23||1||3||11||8||22|
|Michael Garteig (W, 13-0-2)||60:00||0||15||8||5||28|
HAMDEN, Conn. - Massachusetts hockey held a 28-23 advantage in shots, but could not manage to solve Michael Garteig as the squad was edged by No. 3 Quinnipiac, 1-0, on Saturday evening at High Point Solutions Arena. The setback leaves the Minutemen at 6-5-4 on the season, while the Bobcats improve to 13-0-2 on the year.
UMass out-shot Quinnipiac 15-4 in the first period, but the Bobcats went into the intermission with a 1-0 lead. Tim Clifton won the puck in the corner and sent a centering pass along the goal line to Scott Davidson who was alone in front to tip it past Henry Dill at the 8:07 mark.
In the second period, the Bobcats were awarded a penalty shot 3:28 into the stanza as the result of a tripping call against William Lagesson. Dill turned aside the attempt by St. Denis, though, to preserve the one-goal margin.
In addition to the 28 on target in the contest, the Minutemen had 23 more attempts blocked by the Quinnipiac defense. UMass held the Bobcats to a 0-for-1 night on the power play as the squad has now allowed just one power-play goal over the past eight games, killing off 23 of the last 24 man advantage opportunities.
Dill finished the night with 22 saves for the Minutemen, while Garteig totaled 28 stops en route to the shutout.
UMass will return to action next weekend when the squad will head west to Notre Dame. Game one of the Hockey East weekend series is set for a 7:35 p.m. start on Fri., Dec. 4.
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