Morrisville State men settle for tie with Southern New Hampshire

Morrisville State men settle for tie with Southern New Hampshire

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's ice hockey team posted two scores late in the third period and came up empty in the extra frame as they settled for a 5-5 draw with visiting Southern New Hampshire University Saturday night in Morrisville.

The tie is the fifth for the Mustangs on the season as they settle for a 4-6-5 overall record after a three game stretch in the first week back to competition since the holiday break.

Southern New Hampshire is 5-7-1 overall despite a hat trick performance from Steven Berry, who tallied three of the Penmen's five scores on the night.

Steve Dol (Ingersoll, Ontario) led Morrisville State with a goal and assist, while four additional teammates each notched a score.

Steven Dombrosky (Elizabethtown, Pa.) collected the tie between the pipes, registering a game total 27 saves across four periods, including one in the overtime frame.

Dol posted the first tally of the night minutes into the opening period, deflecting the puck over the left pad of SNHU netminder Matthew MacInnis for the goal just 2:45 in.

Less than a minute later the visitors evened the score at one with a backhanded shot from Perry inside the left point.

Morrisville State posted two straight within a four minute span, the first a tip from Rob Molinaro (Yonkers, N.Y.) off a feed from Layne Martin (Findlay, Ohio) and Darren Young (Woodstock, Ontario), before Zach Baker (Denver, Colo.) extended the Mustang lead to 3-1 with a one-timer from the center offensive zone off swings from Zach Bayer (Glendale, Ariz.) and Dol

The Penmen added a second score just 11 seconds later, a rebound tally at the 18:26 mark from Anthony Lapierrier to make it a 3-2 game after the opening period.

The second period belonged to the visitors as they scored twice and kept the Mustangs off the scoreboard to claim a 4-3 lead heading into the final frame of regulation. Berry notched his second of the night on a deflection off the initial save from Dombrosky at the 10:56 mark, before Joe Collins tallied the lone power play goal for Southern New Hampshire on the night at the 13:18 mark, a sniper shot that came from the top left of the zone.

At 5:29 in the third, Berry buried a breakaway shot top shelf from the left side of the ice to extend the Penmen lead to 5-3, but Morrisville State responded with a tally from Jordan Carvalho (Brampton, Ontario) who cleaned up a scramble in front of net to bring the Mustangs within one at the 11:52 mark.

With time winding down in the third, Brad Holman (Orangeville, Ontario) buried a one-timer from Max Sund (Stockholm, Sweden) to tie the contest at five with just over five minutes remaining in regulation.

SNHU had a chance to put the game away with 12 seconds to go in the contest, but the shot ricocheted off the right pipe of the net and the contest headed into the extra frame.

Morrisville State dominated much of the overtime period, and had a chance to end it with just under a minute to go with a 3v1 break, but MacInnis made a huge sliding save for the visitors.

SNHU reacted with a 2v1 break at the opposite end on their ensuing possession, but Dombrosky kept the Penmen off the board with an extended glove save as both teams settled for the tie.

MacInnis posted 37 saves on the night, including five in overtime in the tie.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Friday, hosting Nichols College at 7 p.m. at the IcePlex.

Morrisville State's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

In addition to being named to the 2014 President's Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll, the college was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an institution in the top tier of the Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. For more information visit www.morrisville.edu.

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