Connecticut College 5, Trinity College 4
Curran Tallies Goal, Two Assists to Spark Camels in NESCAC Victory
HARTFORD, Conn. -(Trinity College Sports Information) Senior Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) scored a goal and added two assists, as the visiting Connecticut College Camels survived three third period goals to hold on for a 5-4 victory over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)this afternoon at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center.
The Bantams are now 0-2 overall and in the league, while the Camels improve to 1-1 overall and in the league, after the season opening weekend.
Connecticut College took a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the contest, on a goal by sophomore junior Dawson Luke (Wellesley, Mass.), who found the bottom right corner of the net on a wrist shot.
Trinity answered with a goal by junior Jeffrey Menard (Burlington, Mass.), his second score of the weekend. Trinity went on a shooting spree in the second period with the Camels earning three trips to the penalty box in the frame, but it was Connecticut College to inflict offensive damage, collecting two goals on just five shots in the period, taking a 5-1 lead heading into the third.
With things looking bleak for the Bantams after being whistled for a major penalty just ten seconds into the final period, senior co-captain Michael DeMayo (Seaford, N.Y.) re-energized the offense with a deep short-handed wrist shot past sophomore Mike Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), who had frustrated the Bantam attack all night, up to that point.
Trinity made it 5-3 with a power play goal by junior Zachary Lombardi (Locust Valley, N.Y.) with just over eight minutes remaining on the clock, making a comeback a realistic possibility for the home team. Trinity pulled their goalkeeper in the final minute of action, and scored with 18 seconds left on the clock, giving themselves one last shot at a desperation goal.
The Camels managed to kill the rest of the clock, as time expired on the surging Trinity offense.
Petchonka made 35 saves in the win, including 29 stops in the final two periods for the Camels. Trinity first-year starting goaltender Samuel Calahan (Edina, Minn.), made six saves and allowed three goals in the opening period, while sophomore Benjamin Coulthard (South Windsor, Conn.) made ten saves, including seven in the third period, allowing two goals in the final two periods.
DeMayo finished with a goal and two assists for the Bantams, while teammate, junior Sebastion Kimmel (Chico, Calif.), and Veronesi each tallied a goal and assist.
Trinity outshot Connecticut College 39-21 in the contest. The Camels snapped a five-game winless streak against the Bantams with the win today.
November 19, 2011