HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore Avery Gobbo (Mississauga, Ontario) made 45 saves between the pipes, but it wasn't enough, as the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team fell to #7 Trinity by a 2-1 decision on Saturday afternoon at the Koeppel Center.
Even though the Bantams controlled play in their offensive zone, the Camels were able to get on the scoreboard first when freshman Greg Pezza (Greenville, R.I.) finished passes from sophomore Rory Garlasco (Wayne, N.J.) and Ryan Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) at the 18:46 mark of the opening period. Connecticut College maintained its lead throughout the second period and into the third, but Trinity was finally able to break through when Charlie Zuccarini found the back of the net at the 9:16 mark of the third period.
The Camels had an opportunity to regain the lead when Ross Mandigo was put into the box with a hooking penalty during the middle of the third period. Trinity, however, only allowed the visitors to attempt one shot during the stretch and would eventually net the game-winning marker when Liam Feeney slid the puck past Gobbo with just 1:20 remaining in the game to produce the final outcome.
Alex Morin picked up the win for Trinity (2-0, NESCAC 2-0) by only having to make 13 saves, while Gobbo was dealt the tough setback despite turning away 45 shots during a busy afternoon.
Connecticut College (1-1, NESCAC 1-1) will next host Middlebury in its home opener on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m.