Massachusetts Falls in Overtime for Second Game in a Row
Nov. 1, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - Cody Loughlean's second goal of the year came at an opportune time as the 11th-ranked Providence Friars handed Massachusetts its second straight overtime loss, 2-1. The loss drops UMass' record to 1-3-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the Hockey East.
The Friars got on the board midway through the first when Devin Rask lit the lamp at the 10:44 mark of the first period to give Providence a 1-0 lead. Shawn Weiman and Jon DiSalvatore were credited with assists on the play.
The Minutemen came out firing in the second period, and scored the equalizer when Mike Warner (Waltham, Mass.) rammed home a goal off a skate to tie the game at one at the 18:16 mark of the second period. Warner was credited with the goal after a pile-up occurred in front of the net and Warner slid the puck past a sprawled-out Nolan Schaefer. Craig MacDonald (Canton, Mass.) and Chris Capraro (Medford, Mass.) tallied assists on the play.
However, Providence scored the game-winner just 44 seconds into the extra session. Loughlean took a feed from Chris Chaput off a face-off in the UMass zone and rifled it top-shelf past UMass goalie Gabe Winer (Stoughton, Mass.) for the win.
Both goalies played stellar between the pipes, as Schaefer stopped 27 shots and Winer made 19 saves. Several of Winer's saves came from point-blank range or odd-man rushes.
UMass will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday with a 7:00 p.m. game at Northeastern.