Men's Ice Hockey Falls To Babson, 6-4
BABSON PARK, Mass. - Despite a four-goal performance by the Hawks offense, the Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team fell to the Beavers of Babson College by a 6-4 margin Saturday evening at the Babson Skating Center. With the Beavers victory and a Hawks loss, both teams sport 1-1 overall and conference records.
Matt Leer scored an unassisted goal at 4:21 of the third period for what would become the eventual game-winning goal. Following Leer's goal, the Hawks scored three goals but were unable to overcome their 4-1 goal deficit at the start of the third period.
Forwards Mike Richard (Derry, N.H.), Tucker Mullin (Andover, Mass.), Joe Tebano (Glastonbury, Conn.) and defenseman Greg Merrill (Brighton, Mich.) each scored for the Hawks on the evening as, in total, the team posted two power play goals in their four opportunities. In addition to Leer's goal, P.T. Donato and Andrew Bonazza scored twice for the Beavers and Jay Haseley rounded out the scoring for Babson.
Tebano was one of four Hawks to record multiple-point evenings, as the sophomore scored a goal and recorded an assist for two points (1-1=2). Mullin and Merrill also recorded a goal and an assist for two points (1-1=2), while forward Sean Jenkins (Boston, Mass.) recorded two assists.
Goaltender Zeke Testa collected the victory for Babson, turning aside 38-of-42 shots on goal in the complete game effort. Robert Kang (Glen Rock, N.J.) appeared in the first 40 minutes of play, turning aside 23-of-27 shots on net before yielding to sophomore Nick Dries (Commerce Township, Mich.) who halted 10-of-12 Beavers shots on goal and drew the loss.
Saint Anselm was 2-for-4 on the power play. Babson was 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
NOTABLES: Defenseman Greg Merrill, forward Sean Jenkins, defenseman Evan Gogonis and forward John Daniels each recorded their first collegiate points this evening, with Merrill potting his first collegiate goal…Goaltender Nick Dries saw his first action in goal as a member of the Hawks…Saint Anselm outshot their opponent 42-to-39…The Hawks scored three of their four goals in the final stanza.
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