Massachusetts Upends Quinnipiac, 3-2
Freshman forward Patrick Lee and sophomore forward Ray Pigozzi each post two assists for Minutemen

Freshman forward Patrick Lee posts two assists for Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:25  QUI1-0 EV Alex Miner-Barron (1)Travis St. Denis/3, Bo Pieper/3
1st 17:49  UMA1-1 PP Steven Iacobellis (4)Patrick Lee/5, Ray Pigozzi/8
2nd 7:15  UMA2-1 EV Frank Vatrano (4)Ray Pigozzi/9, Maddison Smiley/1
3rd 0:44  UMA3-1 EV GW Troy Power (2)Dennis Kravchenko/5, Patrick Lee/6
3rd 18:26  QUI2-3 EV Alex Miner-Barron (2)Landon Smith/8, Matthew Peca/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Massachusetts  1113
Quinnipiac  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Massachusetts  971026
Quinnipiac  11131539
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (4-8-0)  1/4 7/14 0
Quinnipiac (8-4-1)  0/6 5/10 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Henry Dill (W, 4-4-0)60:002 10131437
Quinnipiac Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Garteig (L, 8-4-0)58:463 86923
Empty Net1:140     

HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman Henry Dill stopped 37 shots and the Minutemen blocked an additional 22 as the UMass hockey team overcame a first period deficit to skate to a 3-2 win at #14 Quinnipiac on Friday night. Following the victory, the Minutemen improve to 4-8-0 overall, while the Bobcats fall to 8-4-1 on the season.

Sophomore Ray Pigozzi and freshman Patrick Lee each had a pair of assists in the win, logging their third multi-point games of the year. Sophomore Steven Iacobellis netted his seventh career power-play goal, while redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano and redshirt senior Troy Power both contributed tallies on the night. Freshman Maddison Smiley picked up an assist for his first collegiate point and classmate Dennis Kravchenko chipped in with an assist as well, his ninth point in the past eight games.

Defensively for the Minutemen, senior Oleg Yevenko blocked a career high seven shots, while fellow blueliners Jake Horton and Ben Gallacher had three blocks apiece.

Shortly after UMass had killed off its first penalty of the night, Quinnipiac took a 1-0 lead 15:25 into the opening period. Alex Barron lofted a wrister over the shoulder of Dill from inside the left faceoff circle off a feed from Travis St. Denis and Bo Pieper.

The Minutemen netted the equalizer before the first intermission, though. With UMass on the power play, Pigozzi sent the puck behind the net to Lee, who centered it for a stuff in by Iacobellis at the doorstep, 17:49 into the frame.

The Minutemen pulled in front, 2-1, 7:15 into the second period. Pigozzi took an outlet pass from Smiley up the left wing and found Vatrano on an odd-man break at the back post.

In the opening minute of the third period, UMass increased its lead to 3-1. Lee kept the puck in the offensive zone on from his knees at the blue line and sent it up the boards for Kravchenko. Kravchenko then centered it to Power, who was all alone in the slot, for Power's second goal of the season.

The Bobcats climbed back to within one with less than two minutes to go in regulation. Barron notched his second of the night amidst a scramble in front from Landon Smith and Matthew Peca at the 18:26 mark.

The Minutemen held strong through the final 1:34 despite being out-shot 39-26 in the contest. UMass went 1-for-4 on the power play, while going a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.

The teams will be back in action tomorrow night, Nov. 29, in the Mullins Center at 7 p.m.