Russo, Petersen Lead Notre Dame Past Massachusetts, 4-0
Senior defenseman Robbie Russo scores two goals and freshman goaltender Cal Petersen stops 14 shots for Fighting Irish

Senior defenseman Robbie Russo scored two goals for the Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 2:08  NDM1-0 EV GW Robbie Russo (6)Sam Herr/5, Jordan Gross/7
2nd 7:54  NDM2-0 EV Austin Wuthrich (5)Vince Hinostroza/10, Tony Bretzman/1
2nd 8:27  NDM3-0 EV Mario Lucia (11)Austin Wuthrich/1, Vince Hinostroza/11
3rd 17:07  NDM4-0 PP Robbie Russo (7)Vince Hinostroza/12, Mario Lucia/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  0314
Massachusetts  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  816933
Massachusetts  15814
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (8-8-2)  1/10 8/24 0
Massachusetts (4-11-0)  0/3 16/48 0
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cal Petersen (W, 4-5-1)59:530 15814
Empty Net0:070     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Steve Mastalerz (L, 0-5-0)60:004 813829

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.