|2nd||4:21||YAL||1-0||EV||Ted Hart (1)||Nate Repensky/1, Frankie DiChiara/5|
|2nd||7:55||YAL||2-0||PP||John Hayden (7)||Stu Wilson/8, Joe Snively/7|
|3rd||2:29||UMA||1-2||PP||Patrick Lee (2)||-|
|3rd||15:57||UMA||2-2||EV||Dominic Trento (6)||Kurt Keats/4, Austin Plevy/9|
|OT||3:13||YAL||3-2||EV GW||John Hayden (8)||Joe Snively/8, Rob O'Gara/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alex Lyon (W, 7-3-2)||63:13||2||7||6||3||0||16|
|Alex Wakaluk (L, 1-1-0)||63:09||3||14||13||6||2||35|
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts hockey battled back to erase a 2-0 deficit with a pair of third period goals, but ultimately fell in overtime to No. 12 Yale, 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center. Following the setback, the Minutemen are 7-9-4 on the season, while the Bulldogs improve to 7-4-2.
Sophomore Patrick Lee netted his second power-play goal of the year for UMass on the night, while classmate Dominic Trento tallied his sixth to set a new career single-season high. Two Minutemen freshmen, Kurt Keats and Austin Plevy, picked up assists in the contest, their fourth and ninth of the season, respectively.
With the teams deadlocked in a scoreless battle early in the second, Yale took a 1-0 lead on a deflection. Ted Hart tipped the puck past Alex Wakaluk at the 4:21 mark off a shot from the right point by Nate Repensky. Frankie DiChiara earned an assist on the play, as well.
The Bulldogs then made it a 2-0 margin on their third power-play opportunity of the night. John Hayden cleaned up a rebound in the slot from Stu Wilson and Joe Snively 7:55 into the second period.
UMass cut its deficit in half in the opening minutes of the third period after Carson Cooper was sent to the box for Yale just 32 ticks into the stanza. As the Minutemen power play neared its expiration, Lee hammered in his own rebound for an unassisted tally at the 2:29 mark.
With less than five minutes to go in regulation, Trento leveled the score at 2-2. After Plevy and Keats won the puck in the corner to the left of Alex Lyon, Trento buried a shot from the right faceoff circle at 15:57.
Three minutes, 13 seconds into overtime, shortly after the Minutemen killed off a Bulldogs' power play, Hayden netted his second of the night for the game winner. He collected a feed from Snivley and Rob O'Gara and drove a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle after entering the UMass zone.
Making his second straight start, Wakaluk registered a career-high 35 saves in net for the Minutemen, who were out-shot by Yale, 38-18 on the night. Lyon totaled 16 stops for Yale. UMass finished the contest 1-for-5 on the power play, while the Bulldogs were 1-for-4.
The Minutemen return to action on Sat., Jan. 9, when the squad will hit the road to face No. 11 Boston University in a Hockey East matchup at 7 p.m. at Agganis Arena.