Amherst Defeats AIC, 8-4

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- The rookie line of Robbie Hill (Averill Park, NY), Chris Orszulak (Longmeadow, MA) and Gregg DiNardo (North Reading, MA) teamed up for three goals as Amherst defeated American International College, 8-4, at Orr Rink. This is the second time these ECAC East rivals have met this season, and Amherst has claimed wins in both contests.

The Jeffs used a five minute offensive to take a 3-0 lead early in the second period before Yellow Jacket Todd Bassler (Brattleboro, VT) tallied his first of two goals. AIC notched two more scores in the second to trail only 5-3 at the second intermission. Amherst scored three more times in the closing period before Peter Szymanski (New York, NY) closed out the game with a power play goal with a 5-to-3 man AIC advantage.

Yellow Jacket goalie Chance Thede (Westminster, CO) made 45 saves for AIC.

Amherst improves to 8-6-1, 6-4-1 ECAC East and will travel to Colby for a 7:00pm meeting on Friday. AIC falls to 5-10-1, 3-7-1 ECAC East as the Yellow Jackets prepare to host UMass-Boston on Friday.

AIC (5-10-1, 3-7-1 ECAC East)		0	3	1 -- 4
Amherst (8-6-1, 6-4-1 ECAC East)	2	3	3 -- 8

Per.	Time	Team	Goal by			Assist(s)
1	16:52	Amh	Tim Kelly		Paul Gozzo
1	18:35	Amh	Robbie Hill		Chris Orszulak, Gregg DiNardo
2	0:34	Amh	Hill			Orszulak, DiNardo
2	1:34	AIC	Todd Bassler		Mike Peddycord, Ben Ballow
2	8:18	Amh	Charlie Blyth		Mike Noone, Stephen Tornabene
2	11:33	Amh	Orszulak		Ben Kennedy, Darce Swaggert
2	16:49	AIC	Bassler			Peter Szymanski
2	19:49	AIC	Dan Curran		Zac Kalemba, Lance Berube
3	2:57	Amh	Matt Rogers		- None -
3	7:47	Amh	DiNardo			Orszulak, Hill
3	16:01	Amh	Chris Gargiulo		Rogers, Kennedy
3	18:36	AIC	Szymanski (pp)		Matt McCormick, Tim Kolosa

Goalie Saves		Time		1	2	3  -- F
AIC  Chance Thede	60:00		15	16	24 -- 45
Amh  Chris Addesa	60:00		11	12	12 -- 35

Penalties: A 4 for 8 minutes, AIC None.
Per.	Time	Team	Penalized		Offense
1	7:39	Amh	Charlie Blyth		cross checking
3	8:55	Amh	Joe Graceffa		interference
3	16:40	Amh	Robbie Hill		slashing
3	17:54	Amh	Darce Swaggert		hooking

Power Play: A 0/0, AIC 1/4.

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