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Another one-goal victory – in overtime – by the Penn Quakers? You bet.
On Tuesday night, it was, once again, James Shipley that emerged as the hero for the Quakers, putting home the overtime game-winner to send them past Saint Joseph’s 13-12.
Following a Penn timeout, Shipley found himself with the ball in his stick with 25 seconds left on the shot clock and 40 seconds remaining in the overtime period. He was able to get space on the high wing and ripped one past Robbie Seeley to secure the victory for the Quakers.
Prior to that final possession, the Quakers defense came up huge as Theo Lenz forced Tucker Brown to throw an arrant pass, which sailed out of bounds, thus giving possession back to the Quakers with 2:12 remaining in the extra frame.
Shipley ended the game with two goals and one assist, and as the hero of the day. But without Gabe Furey (3G/2A), Penn very well might not have been in that situation where they could win it and survive the potential upset.
Late in the third quarter it had been all Hawks as they were on a 4-0 run dating back to the final seconds of the second quarter and seemingly getting whatever they wanted whenever they wanted. However, the script would soon flip as a Gabe Furey score with 2:24 in the third helped rekindle the fire in the Quakers’ offense.
Furey scored twice more in the fourth quarter. Both times came after a Saint Joseph’s score. His first of the fourth cut the Quakers deficit to 11-9 with 5:41 left and his second made it a one-goal game (12-11) with 3:21 remaining. He also assisted on a Ben Smith score with 4:53 in regulation that cut the Hawks lead to 11-10.
That spark that Furey provided late in the third helped the Quakers outscore the Hawks 7-3 in the fourth quarter alone and 9-3 in the final 20-plus minutes of the contest, which included Shipley’s game-winner and Tynan Walsh’s overtime-forcing goal.
Saint Joseph’s had controlled the pace for much of the game prior to that late-game spurt from the Quakers. Leaning on the faceoff success of Zach Cole, who went 15-for-29 (51%) on the day and 8-for-13 (61%) in the second and third quarters combined, the Hawks were able to get their offense going and outscored the Quakers 7-3 from the start of the second quarter until that Furey score.
Levi Anderson and Carter Page each ended the day with hat tricks to lead the Hawks’ offense. Matt Bohmer had two goals and two assists.
Robbie Seeley was excellent in cage for the Hawks with 13 saves (50% save percentage) on the day. 11 of those saves were made through the first three quarters.
Patrick Burkinshaw made eight saves with a 40% save percentage for the Quakers while Jamie Zusi went 14-for-29 (48%) at the faceoff dot, making it an absolute battle against Cole. That is epecially in the fourth quarter as Zusi went 54% (6-for-11).
Penn moves to face UAlbany in their season finale on Saturday while Saint Joseph’s will face Merrimack as they look to stay unbeaten in the NEC heading into the conference tournament.
Brown Keeps The Ocean State Cup
Behind a 19-save performance from Connor Theriault, the Brown Bears defeated Rhode Island rival Bryant, 16-9, to secure their fourth consecutive victory and keep the Ocean State Cup.
The Bears stepped on the gas early, pushing out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter, and never seemed to take their foot off the gas pedal. Bryant was able to find their footing in the second quarter, outscoring the Bears 5-2 to make it a two-goal, 5-7, game heading into the half. However, that is about all the positive energy the Bulldogs would get all night.
Brown held Bryant to just one goal in the third quarter while scoring six of their own from six different goal-scorers to effectively put this one away as the Bears headed into the final frame with a 13-6 lead.
Bryant opened the third quarter with three consecutive scores from Aidan Goltz, Marc O’Rouke, and Timmy Hackett to make it a four-goal game (13-9). But the Bears answered as they had all night, putting home the final three scores of the contest to seal the deal.
Trevor Glavin (2G/1A), Devon McLane (2G/1A), and Reed Moshyedi (2G/1A) each ended with the same stat line as one of 11 goal-scores for a Bears offense that had five players end the contest with three points. Adrian Enchill was all over the field as the Bears’ most impactful pole, causing three turnovers, scooping up two ground balls, and nothing two points (1G/1A).
Bennett Abladian led the way for Bryant with four goals and one assists while Logan McGovern dished out four assists. Jacob Alexander went 12-for-24 (50%) at the faceoff dot while Nathan Laliberte also saw action, going 4-for-5 (80%).
Brown will finish their regular season at home against Dartmouth on Saturday. Bryant will face Wagner.
Brandau Leads Yale Past Quinnipiac
The Yale Bulldogs defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats 20-13 on Tuesday night in a contest that Saw Matt Brandau lead the way as he tallied 11 points off seven goals and four assists. Additionally, Leo Johnson (1G/5A) and Chris Lyons (3G/3A) each ended with six points.
Yale pulled ahead early, taking an 8-2 lead at the end of the first quarter before extending that lead to 15-6 at the half.
Jared Paquette played the first 20:46 in cage and made four saves. Jack Starr played just over 30 minutes in between the pipes and made three saves.
Joe Neumann went 11-for-20 (55%) at the dot, taking the majority of the draws for the Bulldogs on the night.
Joe DeLucia (2G/2A), Dylan Donnery (3G/1A), and Ryan Donnery (2G/2A) each had four points for Quinnipiac.