WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The No. 15 Wesleyan men's hockey team (14-4-2, 12-0-2) scored with 10 seconds remaining in overtime to triumph 2-1 over Williams (13-6-1, 9-4-1) on Saturday. With the win, the Cardinals claim the Little Three title and extend their win streak to seven.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Ephs had two quality opportunities to get on the board during the opening minutes, but both Nick Altmann and Marcus Mollica's shots hit the pipe and careened away.
- Williams scored a shorthanded goal 16:19 into the contest when Nick Altmann one-timed a pass from Keanu Hilaire, making it 1-0.
- Altmann had a chance to increased the Eph lead to 2-0 with 9:20 expired in the second, but his wrist shot hit the crossbar and ricocheted away from the goal.
- Wesleyan held a slight edge in shots (9-8) during the second period, but were unable to capitalize on any opportunity.
- The Cardinals answered with just 1:04 remaining in the third period when Walker Harris's wrister found the back of the goal, knotting the game 1-1 to send it into overtime. The tally was Harris' team-leading 15th of the season.
- During the extra stanza, Williams had a chance to score during a power play, but Wesleyan held the Ephs to just one shot as they were able to kill the penalty.
- The Cardinals found the game-winner with just 10 seconds left in the extra frame when Andy Espinoza one-timed a rebound after an initial shot by Tyler Wyatt was denied.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Tim Sestak made 33 stops to pick up the win in net for the Cardinals.
- Pinios also had 33 saves during the contest.
- Wesleyan held a slight edge in shots (35-34) during the contest.
- The Cardinals will host Bowdoin on Friday at 7:00 p.m., before entertaining Colby on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.