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CANTON, N.Y. - Behind three goals from three different players and a strong 22-save effort from goalie Dan Meyers, the UMass hockey team knocked off No. 12 St. Lawrence 3-1 on Saturday at Appleton Arena. The victory for UMass marked the first time the road team earned a win in the series. Alex Berry, Brian Keane and Chris Davis each scored goals. Meyers posted his second-best game in net as a Minuteman. UMass will open its home schedule next weekend against UMass Lowell on Friday and Connecticut on Saturday.
UMass (1-1-0) came out strong in the first period, outshooting the Saints 10-to-3. Despite the advantage, each team tallied goals as Berry found an opening 17 minutes, 12 seconds into the frame. The lead didn't last for long as SLU (2-1-0) answered just 22 seconds later on a Casey Parenteau score.
Keane scored what served as the game-winner for his first career goal as a Minuteman in the second period. Cory Quirk skated into the offensive zone down the right side before finding Keane who beat SLU goalie Kain Tisi to the left at the 13:18 mark.
Chris Davis added an insurance goal with a short-handed effort - his second such goal in his career - 4 minutes, 11 seconds into the third period. For Davis, it was a bit of deja vu as his first career goal at UMass was scored at St. Lawrence on Oct. 14, 2005.
The Minutemen turned away an offensive barrage in the third period as the Saints held a 13-to-2- shot advantage. With 2:43 remaining in the game, SLU pulled Tisi for the extra-man advantage but managed just three shots thanks to a stout UMass defense.
Neither team allowed a power play goal as UMass killed off three Saint advantages and SLU killed off four Minutemen efforts.