Manhattanville College 4, Connecticut College 2
Bradley, Capuano Score Goals for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Steve Cunningham (Boulder, Colo.) potted a pair of second period goals to lead the Manhattanville College Valiants (6-4) past Connecticut College (1-6) in a 4-2 triumph at Dayton Arena Tuesday night. Connor Krukowski (Edmonton, Alb.) and Mickey Lang (Hillsdale, N.J.) each contributed a pair of assists for the visitors, who out-shot the Camels 34-to-16 in the win.
Connecticut College senior Trevor Bradley (West Hartford, Conn.) and junior Joe Capuano (Melrose, Mass.) tallied scores for the hosts. Greg Parker (Trenton, Ont.) made 30 saves in the setback for the Camels.
Connecticut College grabbed a 1-0 lead with a power play goal scored 5:46 into the first period of action. Sean Tuohy (Salisbury Mills, N.Y.) cycled the puck to Ross James (Orono, Maine), who launched a shot from the point that caromed off the back wall. Bradley was able to pounce on the loose puck in the slot and bury the one-timer for his third goal of the season.
But the Valiants scored two goals in a 12 second span of the second period to take the lead for good. Cunningham scored the go-ahead goal on an assisting feed from Niclas Wennerlof (Gothenburg, Sweden) 2:48 into the frame. Later on in the period with 43 seconds remaining, Cunningham put in his second goal of the night just as the Camels were getting back to even strength from a shorthanded situation.
Early in the third period at the 2:57 mark, the hosts pulled to within one with their second power play tally of the night. Ryan Joyce (Dorchester, Mass.) cycled the puck into Ryan Riffe (South Berwick, Maine), who was positioned behind the goal. Riffe connected with Capuano in the slot for a shot. The initial scoring bid was stopped by Steve Parry (Clearwater, Fla.) but Capuano put back the rebound for his first goal of the season.
But Manhattanville regained its two goal advantage on the power play when Scott Hudson (St. Albert, Alb.) lifted a wrist-shot from the right circle for his third goal of the season with 10:40 remaining and the Valiants were able to hold on for the 4-2 victory.
Parry finished with 14 saves in his first start of the season for the visitors.
December 8, 2009