AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Joe Roberto (Endicott, NY) scored the game winner for Trinity College as the Bantams posted a 5-3 victory over host Amherst College. The Bantams scored three goals in the third period to pull away from the Jeffs and post Trinity's second upset in Amherst, the first coming in the Championship game of the Ben McCabe Tournament last November in a 3-2 decision.
Amherst had tallied the lone goal of the opening period off the stick of senior captain Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA). But Trinity answered early in the second with a pair of scores by Ryan Southard (Woburn, MA) and Dan Lyons (West Haven, CT) to take a 2-1 lead. Rookie Robbie Hill (Averill Park, NY) notched an equalizer just three minutes later before senior Tim Kelly (St. Johnsbury, VT) tallied a go-ahead goal to give the Jeffs a 3-2 edge heading into the second intermission.
Mikko Auvinen (Heinol, Finland) began the Trinity run in the final stanza, which was wrapped up by an empty net tally by Tim Rath (Concord, NH) with just two ticks left on the clock. Bantam keeper Jeffrey Blair (Grand Island, NY) made 43 stops in the winning effort while Chris Addesa (Andover, AA) had 21 saves for the Jeffs.
Trinity improves to 8-9-1 overall, 6-7-1 in the ECAC East, while Amherst falls to 9-8-1, 7-6-1 ECAC East. The Bantams will travel to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Saturday while Amherst hosts Wesleyan at 3:00pm.
Friday, February 6, 1998 in Amherst, Massachusetts Trinity (8-9-1, 6-7-1 ECAC East) 0 2 3 -- 5 Amherst (9-8-1, 7-6-1 ECAC East) 1 2 0 -- 3 Per. Time Team Goal by Assist(s) 1 9:10 A Mike Noone Doug Erickson 2 0:46 T Ryan Southard - None - 2 1:35 T Dan Lyons Bryan Cheever 2 4:50 A Robbie Hill Chris Orszulak, Tim Kelly 2 16:43 A Kelly Matt Drawz 3 7:03 T Mikko Auvinen Dan Sullivan 3 10:50 T Joe Roberto James Devine 3 19:58 T Tim Rath Lyons Goalie Saves Time 1 2 3 -- F A Chris Addesa 59:00 8 6 7 -- 21 T Jeffrey Blair 60:00 13 13 17 -- 43 Penalties: A 5 for 10 minutes, T 5 for 10 minutes. Per. Time Team Penalized Offense 1 15:38 A Matt Drawz cross-checking 1 18:35 A Robbie Hill holding 1 18:35 T Wayne Sellers holding 1 18:35 T Sellers roughing 2 6:08 A Rob MacDonald hitting from behind 2 6:08 T James Devine roughing 2 10:47 A Charlie Blyth holding 2 19:16 A Hill slashing 3 8:38 T Devine slashing 3 13:43 T Mike Schulz boarding Power Play: A 0/2, T 0/3.