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Colby Escapes With 2-0 Victory Over Men’s Ice Hockey

Jeff Thompson

WATERVILLE, Maine – Despite making a furious attempt to get on the board late in the game, the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team was dealt a 2-0 loss by Colby at Alfond Rink on Friday evening.

Colby (5-2, NESCAC 4-1) dominated the first period and got on the board when Dan Dupont's shot from the left side bounced off sophomore goalie Avery Gobbo (Mississauga, Ontario) and found the back of the net at the 16:32 mark. Justin Grillo and Mario Benicky were credited with assists on the play.

Connecticut College, which outshot the hosts by a 24-17 margin in the last two frames, had one last major opportunity when it earned a power play in the waning minutes of the third period. The Camels, however, could not cash in on the opportunity, as sophomore Rory Galasco (Wayne, N.J.) had his shot attempt saved and classmate Jeff Thompson (Shelburne, Vt.) fired the puck off the pipe.

The Mules then added an empty net marker that required extra effort with just over a minute left to escape with the win. Junior Dylan Chase (Riverwoods, Ill.) made a diving stop on an initial attempt to knock the puck away, but Cam MacDonald was able to slide a pass over to Phil Kilitirinos for insurance.

Sean Lawrence picked up his fifth win of the season for Colby by making 31 saves, while Gobbo was charged with the loss after he also redirected 31 shots.

Connecticut College (2-4, NESCAC 2-3) will look to get back on track when it visits Bowdoin tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m.