Ice Hockey Picks Up First Win, 4-3 over UMass Dartmouth


Score: Assumption 4, Massachusetts Dartmouth 3

Records: Assumption (1-2, 0-0 NE10), Massachusetts Dartmouth (0-2-1, 0-0-1 MASCAC)

Location: New Bedford, Mass.

Lead:  Junior Matt Damelio (Rochester, N.Y. / Northwood (Prep)) scored two goals to lift the Assumption men's ice hockey to a 4-3 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to claim their first victory of the 2017-2018 season on Thursday evening. 


- Damelio scored his first goal of the season off an assist from freshman John Chamberlain (Amesbury, Mass. / Williston Northampton School) and senior Cam Laughlin (Natick, Mass. / Portland Jr. Pirates (USPHL Premier)), propelling the Hounds to a 1-0 lead just 6:28 into the game. 

- With 2:40 left in the first period junior Peter McDonagh (Latrobe, Pa. / Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL Elite)) extended the Assumption lead to 2-0 after he netted his first goal of the season off an assist from senior Brian Farrell(Island Park, N.Y. / South Kent School (USPHL U18)

- The Corsairs took advantage of a power play, as Mike Soners scored to break Hound freshman goaltender David Altman's (Bristol, R.I. / Northern Cyclones (EHL)) shutout and bring the game within one. 

- Damelio scored his second goal of the night with 4:57 left in the second period to lift the Hounds to a 3-1 heading into the third. 

- Just 3:51 into the third period Casey Shea answered with a goal assisted by Jonathan Ruiz to take advantage of their second power play opportunity. 

With the game 3-2, senior forward Mike Sorenti (Sagamore Beach, Mass. / Archbishop Williams (MA HS)) tallied a goal, but just 17 seconds later UMass Dartmouth answered as Shea found Sones for the second time to close within one. However, the Assumption defense held on for the victory. 


- The Corsairs outshot the Hounds 40-36 and scored two goals on the power play. 

- In his first collegiate start, Altman made 37 saves in the win, while UMass Dartmouth goaltender Drew Michals made 32 saves in the loss. 


- On Tuesday, the Hounds will open NE10 conference action as they travel to play Stonehill at 7pm. 


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