Union downs Penn State, 4-1, to complete series sweep
Shayne Gostisbehere's power-play goal early in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and sparked eighth-ranked Union to a 4-1 non-conference college hockey win over Penn State on Sunday at Messa Rink.
The Dutchmen (8-2-1) complete a two-game sweep of the Nittany Lions (6-5), who are in their first year of NCAA Division I hockey. Union won, 2-0, Saturday.
Neither one was easy.
Union took a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Ciampini goal 7:21 into the first period. The Nittany Lions tied it 50 seconds into the second on a rebound goal by David Glen. Ciampini appeared to scored his second goal late in the second, but referee Alex Dell prematurely blew his whistle to stop play.
Gostisbehere blasted a right-point drive past goalie Matthew Skoff at 3:23 of the third to give Union the lead. Mark Bennett tipped a Ryan Forgaard drive past Skoff at 8:08 to make it 3-1. Daniel Carr added a late empty-net goal.