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Men’s Hockey Falls to Stonehill 4-3 in OT

Danny Sorabella notched the first Cardinal-goal (Jonas Powell '18)
Danny Sorabella notched the first Cardinal-goal (Jonas Powell '18)

NORTH EASTON, Mass. – In a hard fought contest on Saturday afternoon, the Wesleyan men's hockey team (3-3-1) was edged 4-3 by Stonehill (3-7-0) in overtime.  

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Skyhawks jumped out to a quick lead, scoring twice in the first 5:03. The first goal came just 1:23 in when Jack Hall capitalized on a breakaway to make it 1-0. Just 4:20 later, Cameron Wright extended the lead to 2-0 when his shot from the right circle snuck past Wesleyan's George Blinick glove-side.
  • The Cardinals cut the deficit to one (2-1) with 13:24 expired when Danny Sorabella found the back of the goal for his second tally of the year.
  • Wesleyan looked for the equalizer at the 7:13 mark of the second frame, but Tyler Levine's tip-in attempt on a pass from Walker Harris went just wide.
  • Stonehill capitalized on a power-play three minutes later when Shamus Maloney's quick shot after a faceoff win put the Skyhawks up 3-1.
  • The Cardinals brought it to within one (3-2) in the second frame when they took advantage of a turnover in the neutral zone, before Tyler Levine scored from the slot at the 16:09 mark.
  • Wesleyan knotted the game at 3-3 with 5:42 expired in the third when Walker Harris found the back of the goal for his second tally of the year.
  • Neither team was able to score in the final minutes of regulation, forcing the contest into overtime.
  • The Skyhawks notched the game-winner 2:15 into overtime when Ryan Meader scored through the five hole.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wesleyan held a 40-22 shots advantage during the contest and went 41-35 on faceoffs.
  • Blinick suffered the loss in goal for the Cardinals, making 18 stops, while Stonehill's Chase McKay had 37 saves during the contest.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan will be idle for winter break, before returning to the ice on January 2nd at Anna Maria.