Trinity Defeats Amherst, 5-3

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.