Massachusetts Downed By Arizona State, 4-1

Senior forward Steven Iacobellis scored a goal for the Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:00  UMA1-0 EV Steven Iacobellis (4)Austin Plevy/7, Patrick Lee/5
2nd 15:06  ASU1-1 PP Nicholas Gushue (4)Wade Murphy/8, Tyler Busch/7
2nd 19:26  ASU2-1 EV GW Louie Rowe (3)Jakob Stridsberg/2, David Norris/8
2nd 19:38  ASU3-1 EV Riley Simpson (1)Dylan Hollman/8, Liam McGing/2
3rd 7:53  ASU4-1 EV Brett Gruber (3)David Norris/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Arizona State  0314
Massachusetts  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Arizona State  713626
Massachusetts  711624
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Arizona State (7-13-0)  1/4 2/4 0
Massachusetts (4-12-2)  0/2 4/8 0
Arizona State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Robert Levin (W, 3-4-0)59:521 710623
Empty Net0:080     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Wischow (L, 3-8-2)60:004 710522

AMHERST, Mass. - Senior forward Steven Iacobellis scored a goal but Massachusetts fell to Arizona State, 4-1, on Saturday night at Mullins Center.


RESULT: Arizona State 4, Massachusetts 1
LOCATION: Mullins Center (Amherst, Mass.)
RECORDS: Massachusetts (4-12-2, 2-7-1 HEA); Arizona State (7-13-0)

THE LEAD: Senior captain Steven Iacobellis opened the scoring six minutes into the second period, however Arizona State used four unanswered goals to rally past Massachusetts hockey, 4-1 on Saturday evening at the Mullins Center.


For a second straight night, UMass and Arizona State played a scoreless first period. Both teams had a power play opportunity in the frame and finished the stanza even in shots at 7-7.


Senior Marc Hetnik hit the crossbar in the opening minutes of the second and shortly after, the Minutemen took a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Austin Plevy fed senior Steven Iacobellis from behind the net and Iacobellis knocked it home at the right post 6:00 into the period. The Sun Devils came up with the equalizer at 15:06 mark, though. Nicholas Gushue fired in a one-timer from the top of the right faceoff circle off a pass from Wade Murphy and Tyler Busch. Then, in the final minute of the frame, ASU struck twice in a span of 12 seconds with goals from Louie Rowe and Riley Simpson to pull in front, 3-1.


The Sun Devils added their fourth of the night 7:53 into the third period. Brett Gruber scored on a 2-on-1 with David Norris logging his second assist of the game.


- Arizona ended the contest with a 26-24 edge in shots and went 1-for-4 on the power play, while UMass was 0-for-2. Freshman Ryan Wischow made 22 saves in net for the Minutemen and Robert Levin had 23 stops for the Sun Devils.

- Iacobellis netted his fourth goal of the season, his third in the past six games.

- Plevy's assist was his seventh of the year, tying him for the team lead. He also paces the squad in points with 12 through 18 games. Patrick Lee added an assist, as well, his fifth of the season.

UP NEXT: UMass will break for the holidays for 13 days and will be back in action on Fri., Dec. 30, facing Alabama Huntsville at the Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.