NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team fell to Williams by a 7-2 score on Saturday afternoon at Dayton Arena. The Ephs scored four power play goals and added an additional marker while playing shorthanded to remain unbeaten this season.
After getting on the board at the 3:37 mark courtesy of a shot by C.J. Shugart, Williams (5-0-0, NESCAC 4-0-0) doubled its margin when Tyler Scott scored on a shorthanded play by finishing passes from Roberto Cellini and Daniel Woolfenden on a breakaway play.
Connecticut College got on the board when freshman Paul Capozzi (Lake Forest, Ill.) put back a missed shot on a rebound less than five minutes into the second period, but the Ephs scored two more times before the next intermission to pull away. Max Fuld most notably took the puck from his team's defensive end and went coast to coast down the ice before finishing an uncontested attempt against Camel netminder Avery Gobbo (Mississauga, Ontario) with just four seconds on the clock.
Even though freshman Bryan Ackil (Southboro, Mass.) was able to score just 2:50 into the third frame, Williams responded with three unanswered power play goals for insurance to earn the five-goal win. David Italiano netted back-to-back goals to lead the nation's top power play unit down the stretch.
Michael Pinios made 25 saves between the pipes to pick up the victory for Williams, which had a 37-28 advantage in total shots. Gobbo turned away 37 shots for the Camels.
Connecticut College (2-2, NESCAC 2-2) will conclude a three-game homestand when it hosts Salem State on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m.