Massachusetts Nets Three Goals In Third Period To Tie Vermont, 3-3
Junior forward Ray Pigozzi scores game-tying goal for Minutemen

Junior forward Ray Pigozzi scores game-tying goal for Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:07  VER1-0 EV Jonathan Turk (2)Tom Forgione/3, Yvan Pattyn/1
1st 18:27  VER2-0 EV Brian Bowen (1)Yvan Pattyn/2, Mario Puskarich/7
2nd 0:23  VER3-0 EV Alexx Privitera (2)Anthony Petruzzelli/1
3rd 6:25  UMA1-3 PP Patrick Lee (1)Dominic Trento/7, Ray Pigozzi/7
3rd 15:14  UMA2-3 EV William Lagesson (2)Dennis Kravchenko/10, Austin Plevy/7
3rd 19:20  UMA3-3 EV EA GT Ray Pigozzi (5)Steven Iacobellis/8, Ben Gallacher/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Massachusetts  00303
Vermont  21003
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Massachusetts  11914337
Vermont  131316244
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (6-3-2)  1/2 3/6 0
Vermont (3-6-2)  0/3 2/4 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Nic Renyard (T, 4-2-2)64:073 111216241
Empty Net0:530      
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Mike Santaguida (T, 3-6-2)65:003 11911334

BURLINGTON, Vt. - UMass Amherst scored three unanswered goals in the third period and came back from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 Hockey East tie with Vermont on Sunday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The Catamounts pushed their record to 3-6-2 (2-2-2 HEA), while the Minutemen currently sit at 6-3-2 (2-2-2 HEA).

Senior captain Yvan Pattyn finished the afternoon with a pair of assists, while rookie Brian Bowen scored his first career goal in the opening period. Vermont posted a season-high 44 shots on goal and had at least 13 shots in each period.

Jonathan Turk opened the scoring at the 14:07 mark of the first period as he picked up a rebound at the left doorstep. Pattyn fired a shot on target from the right point, and after a tip from Tom Forgione, Turk swept the loose puck under Nic Renyard's pads for a 1-0 lead.

Pattyn was the also catalyst on the Catamounts' second tally four minutes later as he collected the puck from Mario Puskarich above the right goal line. The captain centered a pass to the edge of the crease for Bowen, who tipped the puck over Renyard's shoulder to double the lead with his first collegiate tally. Puskarich's assist was his team-best 11th point of the year.

UVM pushed its advantage to three just 23 seconds into the middle frame. Anthony Petruzzelli fed a pass into the right slot for trailing defenseman Alexx Privitera, and the senior ripped a one-timer into the upper left corner high blocker side on Renyard (41 saves). Privitera's tally came in his 100th career NCAA game.

Santaguida (34 saves) made a key shorthanded save later in the period on Ben Gallacher during a 2-on-1. Gallagher delayed toward the right faceoff dot but Santaguida deflected his wrist shot over the net. UVM nearly stretched its lead to four on a pair of 2-on-1's, but missed the net blocker side outside the left post on each chance.

The UMass comeback began at 6:25 of the third period as Patrick Lee one-timed a centering pass from the goal line past Santaguida's blocker to put the Minutemen on the board. With just under five minutes remaining, defenseman William Lagesson wristed a low shot through traffic from the mid-point into the net to cut Vermont's advantage to 3-2.

Massachusetts pulled Renyard with exactly 90 seconds left on the clock for an extra attacker, and Ray Pigozzi fired home a rebound glove side from the right doorstep at 19:20 to knot the score and send the game to overtime.

UVM had a pair of quality chances in the first two minutes of the extra session. Brendan Bradley fanned on a bouncing puck with an open net inside the crease with just over a minute elapsed. Forgione then tried to stuff a loose puck inside the left post but Renyard slid the paddle of his stick along the goal line to keep it out.

The Catamounts closed a five-game homestand on Sunday and will hit the road next weekend for a two-game league series against Maine at Alfond Arena on Friday (Nov. 20) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday (Nov. 21) at 4 p.m. The Friday game will be televised on Fox College Sports. All the action can be heard on WVMT 620-AM and beginning 30 minutes prior to faceoff with Alastair Ingram and Pavel Navrat '97 on the call.