LOWELL, Mass. - The UMass Lowell Hockey team was defeated by Colgate University, 4-3 in overtime in non-conference play on Friday night at the Tsongas Center.
The River Hawks fall to 3-2-0 overall on the year, while the Raiders pick up their first victory of the season and improve to 1-3-0 overall.
"It was a tough hockey game for us," said UMass Lowell Head Coach Norm Bazin. "I thought in a span of a week we forgot how hard it is in college hockey and we got a first class lesson. They are a good team, they came in hungry and we were chasing the game right from the onset."
Senior forward Kenny Hausinger (Anchorage, Alaska) tied the game on the power play with 7:18 left in regulation for his third tally of the year. Ben Sharf scored just nine seconds into the extra frame to give Colgate the victory.
Freshman forward Matt Brown (Wood Ridge, N.J.) tied the game up at 2-2 just 1:35 into the second period for his second career tally, but that didn't hold for long as Trevor Cosgrove gave Colgate the lead back at 3-2 just 2:30 later. Brown and Andre Lee (Karlstad, Sweden) finished the night with a game-high five shots on goal.
Colgate came back with two straight goals in the first period to make it a 2-1 games in favor of the Raiders on goals by Jared Cockrell (13:04) and Paul McAvoy (16:27).
Freshman forward Carl Berglund (Hammaro, Sweden) totaled his second career goal for the River Hawks just 4:40 into the game.
Lucas Condotta (Georgetown, Ont.) and Berglund led the way for the River Hawks with 12 and 10 wins, respectively.
UMass Lowell outshot Colgate, 36-29 for the game, including a 29-18 advantage over the final two periods of play.
Freshman goalie Logan Neaton (Brighton, Mich.) totaled 25 saves in his first collegiate start for the River Hawks, while Mitch Benson amassed 33 stops in the win for Colgate.
UMass Lowell closes out the two-game series against Colgate on Saturday, October 19th on Homecoming Weekend. Game time from the Tsongas Center is 6 p.m. Events on River Hawk Way begin at 3 p.m.