Orszulak's Goals Not Enough as Jeffs Fall at No. 3 Middlebury, 6-3|
February 6, 2001
From a Middlebury College Release
|Chris Orszulak '01 scored|
a pair of goals in defeat
MIDDLEBURY, VT - Despite a pair of goals by Amherst College senior Chris Orszulak, third ranked Middlebury College notched its eighth straight victory with a 6-3 non-league win over the visiting Jeffs on Tuesday.
Amherst jumped on the board first just 3:41 into the game when Chris Orszulak scored on a rebound after Darce Swaggert's slap shot from the left point hit the post. The Panthers answered with a power-play goal as Adam Foote's shot from the right wing beat Amherst goaltender Jaffrie Perrotti in the top right corner of the net.
The Jeffs bounced back to take the lead at the 13:53 mark when Gregg Carr one-timed a great pass from Bob Miele to give Amherst a 2-1 advantage.
Middlebury tied the game with 3:09 left in the period as Grayson Fertig's shot from the corner deflected into the net off Perrotti.
In the second period, Amherst took a 3-2 lead with a similar goal by Orszulak from the corner. Just 33 seconds later, Andrew Helming scored on a slap shot from the right face-off circle to knot the score at 3-3.
The Panthers took a 4-3 lead in the third period when John Dawson scored after a flurry in front of the Amherst net. Matt Skoglund gave Middlebury some insurance with a wrister that trickled between the pads of substitute goaltender Justin Jagher at the 6:35 mark of the third period. Scott Goldman added a shorthanded empty-net goal to seal the 6-3 win.
Marc Scheuer made 20 saves in goal for Middlebury, while Perrotti and Jagher combined to make 16 saves for Amherst.
Amherst returns to action on Friday for a key NESCAC matchup against visiting Bowdoin College at 7 p.m.
Full game box score