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College hockey: Union men blasted by UMass 6-1

College hockey: Union men blasted by UMass 6-1

RPI men, Union women also lose
College hockey: Union men blasted by UMass 6-1
Sam Morton scored Union's only goal in a 6-1 loss to fourth-ranked UMass on Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

AMHERST, Mass. — It’s 2017-18 all over again for the Union men’s hockey team.

For the second time in three seasons, the Dutchmen are 0-5 to start the year after dropping a 6-1 non-conference decision to fourth-ranked UMass on Friday at Mullins Center. 

Two second-period goals by Bobby Trivigno gave the Minutemen (2-1) the lead. Sam Morton got Union within one with 5:55 left.

But UMass scored three goals in a 48-second span late in the second and early in the third to put the game away. Reed Lebster scored with 10 seconds left in the second. John Leonard made it 4-1 23 seconds into the third, and Zac Jones scored 13 seconds later.

Lebster completed the scoring late in the game against freshman goalie Merek Pipes, who replaced starter Darion Hanson with 3:52 remaining.

Hanson made 39 saves.

The Dutchmen’s third-period woes continued. Besides being outscored 3-0, they were outshot 22-2. For the season, Union has been outscored 7-1 and outshot 65-22 in the third.

The two teams meet again at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Union    0 1 0 — 1
UMass    0 3 3 — 6

First Period — None. Penalties — Schmidt, Uni (tripping), 5:09; Sanda, Uni (hooking), 6:43; Felix, UMass (tripping), 11:40.
Second Period — 1, UMA Trivigno 1 (Suter, Farmer), :37. 2, UMass, Trivigno 2 (Jones, Farmer), 10:33 (pp). 3, Union, Morton 2 (Rinaldi, Seger), 14:05. 4, UMass, Lebster 2 (Jones, Hildenbrand), 19:50. Penalties — Felix, UMass (cross-checking), 3:49; Jones, UMass (hitting from behind), 6:31; Schmidt, Uni (holding), 9:46; Del Gaizo, UMass (holding) 14:05; Sidorski, Uni (hooking), 17:08; Faith, UMass (embellishment), 17:08.
Third Period — 5, UMass, Leonard 1 (McLaughlin, Suter), :25. 6, UMass, Jones 2 (Del Gaizo), :38. 7, UMass, Lebster 3 (Felix, Kiefiuk), 17:35. Penalties — Faith, UMass (interference), 5:32.
Shots on Goal — Union 5-10-2 — 17. UMass 15-10-22 — 47.
Power-play opportunities — Union 0 of 5; UMass 1 of 3.
Goalies — Union, Hanson 0-5-0 (44 shots-39 saves), Pipes (3:52 third, 3-2). UMass, Murray 1-1-0 (17-16).
A — 4,447. T — 2:23.
Referees — Kevin Shea, John Gravallese. Linesmen — Kyle Richetelle, Bob Bernard.

UCONN 5, RPI 2

TROY — The Huskies used a three-goal third period to beat the Engineers in RPI’s Houston Field House opener.

RPI (1-2) is 0-3-1 in its last four home openers.

Already leading 1-0 on a Marc Gatcomb first-period goal, Carter Turnbull opened the second-period scoring just over three minutes in. Brain Rigali scored midway through the second, and Harrison Rees got one late.

Simon Kjellberg and Patrick Polino scored third-period power-play goals for RPI, which beat UConn 5-3 last Saturday.

RPI goalie Linden Marshall, who backstopped the Engineers to last Saturday’s victory, turned aside 31 shots on Friday.

The Engineers host Canisius at 7 p.m. Saturday.

UConn    1 3 1 — 5
RPI    0 0 2 — 2

First Period — 1, UConn, Gatcomb (Turnbull, Howarth), 16:55. Penalties — Johnson, RPI (interference), 16:55; Gornall, RPI (slashing), 19:29.
Second Period — 2, UConn, Turnbull 1 (Freeman), 3:01. 3, UConn, Rigali 2 (Evans, Iskhakov), 10:07. 4, UConn, Rees 1 (Payusov, Vomácka), 16:51. Penalties — Payusov, UConn (slashing), :07; Firstov, UConn (hooking), 3:53; Flynn, UConn (tripping), 12:21; Burgess, RPI (roughing), 19:32.
Third Period — 5, RPI, Kjellberg 2 (Zieky, Leppänen), 2:18 (pp). 6, UConn, Iskhakov 1 (Evans, Karashik), 5:16. 7, RPI, Polino 2 (Leppänen, Kjellberg), 12:00 (pp). Penalties — Firstov, UConn (holding), :29; Howarth, UConn (tripping), 5:52; Newpower, UConn (hooking), 7:24; Howarth, UConn (interference), 11:00.
Shots on Goal — UConn 14-14-8 — 36. RPI 11-8-12 — 31.
Power-play opportunities — UConn 0 of 3; RPI 2 of 7.
Goalies — UConn, Vomácka 1-2-1 (31 shots-29 saves). RPI, Marshall 1-1-0 (36-31).
A — 2,588. T — 2:20.
Referees — Kevin Graber, Jason Williams. Linesmen — Jason Shattie, Michael Wrobel.

Women
LINDENWOOD 3, UNION 1

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Madilynn Hickey had a goal and an assist to lead the Lions to a non-conference win over the Dutchwomen.
Gigi Pora and Casey Adimey also scored for Lindenwood (2-3).

Olivia Groulx had a power-play goal for Union (0-5).

Dutchwome goalie Bella McKee stopped 39 shots.

The two teams meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Union    0 0 1 — 1
Lindenwood    1 1 1 — 3

First Period — 1, Lindenwood, Hickey 1 (Wagner), 12:09. Penalties — Michalicka, Uni (checking), :59; Antonio, Lin (tripping), 17:22.
Second Period — 2, Lindenwood, Pora 1 (Dabrowski, Hickey), 1:50. Penalties — Groulx, Uni (tripping), 4:42; Michalicka, Uni (interference), 8:50; Naidrich, Uni (roughing), 12:44; Pora, Lin (checking), 15:02; Union bench, served by Michalicka (too many players), 19:19; Alt, Lin (elbowing), 20:00.
Third Period — 3, Lindenwood, Adimey 1, 5:11. 4, Union, Groulx 1 (Ryan, Herrfort), 7:32 (pp). Penalties — Stitt, Lin (hooking), 1:32; Lindenwood bench, served by Pora (too many players), 6:58; King, Uni (checking), 14:01.
Shots on Goal — Union 11-10-10 — 31. Lindenwood 9-21-12 — 42.
Power-play opportunities — Union 1 of 5; Lindenwood 0 of 6.
Goalies — Union, McKee 0-3-0 (42 shots-39 saves). Lindenwood, Asplundh 1-2-0 (31-30).
A — 227. T — 2:00.
Referees — Laura White, Jodi Price. Linesmen — Brooke Johnson, Jill Knobeloch.

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