|1st||10:39||QUI||1-0||EV||Tommy Schutt (2)||Bo Pieper/2, Alex Whelan/1|
|1st||14:10||QUI||2-0||EV||Bo Pieper (2)||Brogan Rafferty/5, Kevin McKernan/4|
|1st||18:11||UMA||1-2||EV||Ryan Badger (1)||Riley McDougall/1, Jake McLaughlin/1|
|2nd||12:09||UMA||2-2||PP||Jack Suter (1)||Jonny Lazarus/3, Dominic Trento/5|
|3rd||12:57||QUI||3-2||EV GW||Tanner MacMaster (2)||Kārlis Čukste/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Nic Renyard (L, 0-2-0)||59:36||3||18||11||14||43|
|Chris Truehl (W, 3-1-1)||59:38||2||8||3||6||17|
HAMDEN, Conn. - Sophomore forward Ryan Badger and freshman forward Jack Suter scored goals but Massachusetts was edged by Quinnipiac, 3-2, on Tuesday night at High Point Solutions Arena.
RESULT: No. 6/7 Quinnipiac 3, UMass 2
LOCATION: High Point Solutions Arena (Hamden, Conn.)
RECORDS: Massachusetts (2-2-0); No. 6/7 Quinnipiac 4-2-1)
THE LEAD: University of Massachusetts hockey erased an early 2-0 deficit, but No. 6/7 Quinnipiac tallied the deciding goal midway through the third period as UMass fell 3-2 to the Bobcats on Tuesday evening at High Point Solutions Arena.
UMass came up with the first scoring chance of the night with a 2-on-1 eight minutes into the contest, but junior Patrick Lee was denied on the backhand by goaltender Chris Truehl. The Bobcats then took a 1-0 lead at the 10:36 when Tommy Schutt cleaned up a loose puck in front of Nic Renyard. Quinnipiac extended its advantage to 2-0 with the teams skating 4x4 14:10 into the stanza as Bo Pieper's tucked a shot under the crossbar. However, the Minutemen managed to pull within one before the intermission. Sophomore Ryan Badger skated the puck out from below the goal line and stuffed it inside the post with junior Riley McDougall and freshman Jake McLaughlin collecting the assists.
After successfully killing off a pair of 5x3 power plays for Quinnipiac early in the stanza, the Minutemen netted the equalizer 12:09 into the second period. Junior Dominic Trento and freshman Jonny Lazarus popped the puck out to freshman Jack Suter in the high slot and he buried the power-play goal through traffic to knot things up at 2-2.
Quinnipiac went on to net the game-winner 12:57 into the third. Tanner MacMaster skated into the UMass zone and wristed one past Renyard from the right faceoff circle.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Renyard posted his fifth 40+ save performance of his career in net for the Minutemen, stopping 43 shots, as Quinnipiac finished with a 46-19 shot advantage.
- Lazarus and Trento both registered assists to keep their point scoring streaks alive at four straight games.
- Suter notched his first collegiate point with his goal in the contest, while classmate Jake McLaughlin picked up his first career point, as well, with an assist.
- UMass' penalty kill limited the Bobcats to a 0-for-10 night on the power play, while the Minutemen were 1-for-6 with the man advantage. Faceoffs were even with both squads going 40-for-80 over the dots.
UP NEXT: The Minutemen will open Hockey East play this Fri., Oct. 28, when the squad will play host to New Hampshire at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m.