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College hockey: RPI snaps skid

Saturday, November 17, 2012
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— Defenseman Nick Bailen scored twice, and Rens­selaer Polytechnic Institute won for the first time since opening night by beating Mercyhurst, 4-2, in a non-conference college hockey game Friday at Houston Field House.

The Engineers (2-5-2) had gone 0-5-2 since beating Ferris State, 3-1, in their season opener Oct. 12. Last weekend, RPI was shutout in consecutive games by Dartmouth and Harvard.

Milos Bubela gave RPI a 1-0 lead six minutes into the game when he tipped a Craig Bokenfohr shot past goalie Max Strang. Bailen scored his first of the game 3:52 later when he fired home a wrist shot.

After a scoreless second period, Mark McGowan gave the Engineers a 3-0 lead when he scored from just outside the crease 3:03 into the third.

The Lakers (3-3-1) used their special teams to rally and close the deficit to a goal. Paul Chaisson scored on the power play at 6:14, and Matthew Zay added a short-handed tally on a three-on-one rush with 9:23 left.

The Engineers received a late power play when Daniel O’Donoghue was called for cross-checking, and Bailen sealed the deal when he scored with 44 seconds left.

Goalie Bryce Merriam, who was making his second straight start, made 27 saves. It was Merriam’s first Friday start of the season. His previous four starts came in Saturday games.

RPI captain CJ Lee was injured at the end of the second period. He didn’t return.

The two teams meet again tonight at 7.

Mercyhurst 0 0 2 — 2

RPI 2 0 2 — 4

First Period — 1, RPI, Bubela 2 (Bokenfohr, Leboeuf), 6:00. 2, RPI, Bailen 3 (Neal, O’Grady), 9:52. Penalties — Hampton, RPI (hooking), 14:15; Zay, Mer (hooking), 17:17; Bokenfohr, RPI (cross-checking), 17:17.

Second Period — None. Penalties — Friscmon, Mer (tripping), 10:07; Chiasson, Mer (hooking), 17:20; Hampton, RPI (holding), 19:43.

Third Period — 3, RPI, McGowan 3 (Zal-ewski, Curadi), 3:03. 4, Mercyhurst, Chiasson 2 (Nagtzaam), 6:14 (pp). 5, Mercyhurst, Zay 2 (Stevens), 10:37 (sh). 6, RPI, Bailen 4 (Leonard), 19:16 (pp). Penalties — Stevens, Mer (cross-checking), 3:21; Bubela, RPI (hooking), 4:55; Burgdoerfer, RPI (roughing), 7:34; Mercyhurst bench, served by Johnson (too many men), 9:10; O’Donoghue, Mer (cross-checking), 18:15.

Shots on Goal — Mercyhurst 8-6-15 — 29. RPI 11-5-7 — 23.

Power-play opportunities — Mercyhurst 1 of 4; RPI 1 of 5.

Goalies — Mercyhurst, Strang 2-3-0 (23 shots-19 saves). RPI, Merriam 1-3-1 (29-27).

A — 2,397. T — 2:10.

Referees — Kyle Allen, Chip McDonald. Linesmen — Glen Cooke, Richard Patry.

skidmore 4, babson 2

BABSON PARK, Mass. — Vlad Gavrik scored twice in the third period for his first two goals of the season, lifting the Thoroughbreds to an ECAC East win.

Gavrik’s first goal, at 6:49, gave Skidmore (3-2 ECAC East, 3-2 overall) a 3-2 lead. He scored an empty-net goal with 59 seconds remaining.

Skidmore 1 1 2 — 4

Babson 1 0 1 — 2

First Period — 1, Skidmore, Malakorn 2 (Park, Powers), 7:05. 2, Babson, Berto 2

(Donato, Starrett), 12:54.

Second Period — 3, Skidmore, Giacin 1 (Gavrik), 16:05 (sh).

Third Period — 4, Babson, Heavey 1 (Franklin, Haseley), 2:17. 5, Skidmore, Gav-rik 1 (Nilsson), 6:49. 6, Skidmore, Gavrik 2 (Schuler, Giacin), 19:01 (en).

Shots on Goal — Skidmore 10-17-7 — 34. Babson 10-7-14 — 31.

Power-play opportunities – Skidmore

0 of 3; Babson 0 of 2,

Goalies — Skidmore, Freiberg 2-0-0 (31 shots-29 saves). Babson, Murray 0-1-1 (33-30).

Women

robert morris 3, rpi 2

TROY — Thea Imbrogno had a goal and an assist as the Colonials edged the Engineers in a non-conference game at Houston Field House.

It was the seventh time this season that RPI (2-8-1) has lost by a goal.

Imbrogno assisted on Maddie Collias’ goal at 8:31 of the first per-iod, giving Robert Morris (6-2-1) a 1-0 lead. Taylor Horton tied it for RPI just under two minutes later.

Imbrogno scored a power-play goal with 9:52 left in the second period to snap the tie, Cobina Delaney made it 3-1 with 1:44 left in the game when she scored on a breakaway, and that goal proved to be the game-winner when Alexa Gruschow scored a power-play goal with 21 seconds left for RPI.

Robert Morris 1 1 1 — 3

RPI 1 0 1 — 2

First Period — 1, Robert Morris, Collias 1 (Imbrogno), 8:31. 2, RPI, Horton 4 (Mahoney, Daniels), 10:30. Penalties — Smelker, RPI (tripping), :45; Collias, RM (slashing), 16:32.

Second Period — 3, Robert Morris, Imbrogno 3 (Thomas, Richards), 10:08 (pp). Penalties — Delaney, RM (cross-checking), 2:57; Gruschow, RPI (checking), 8:06; Godin, RPI (roughing), 9:30; Delaney, RM (high-sticking), 11:55; Vint, RM (hooking), 13:27; Daniels, RPI (hooking), 16:27; St. Louis, RM (contact to head), 17:01; Gunn, RM (tripping), 19:40.

Third Period — 4, Robert Morris, Delaney 2 (Thomas, Gunn), 18:16. 5, RPI, Gruschow 8 (Le Donne, Smelker), 19:39 (pp). Penalties — Cox, RPI (hooking), 2:07; Richards, RM (cross-checking), 19:19.

Shots on Goal — Robert Morris 10-7-15 — 32. RPI 11-11-5 — 27.

Power-play opportunities — Robert Morris 1 of 5; RPI 1 of 7.

Goalies — Robert Morris, DiCiocco 5-2-1 (27 shots-25 saves). RPI, O’Brien 1-7-0 (32-29).

A — 120. T — 2:00.

Referees — Drew White, Tom Lynch. Linesmen — Michael Cook, Matt Brady.

 
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