HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior Mark Znutas (Emerson, N.J.) scored his first goal of the season, but the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Quinnipiac, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center in front of a crowd 3,891 in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-3-0 overall, while the Bobcats improve to 3-1-0 overall.
At 12:33 of the first period, Quinnipiac took a 1-0 lead when Spencer Heichman recorded a goal. At 16:09, Znutas scored on the power play for his first goal of the season to tie the contest at 1-1. Freshman Adam Schmidt (Warrington, Pa.) sent a crossing pass to a waiting senior Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) in front of the net. Sheen then fired a shot that was blocked as the puck bounced to Znutas who sent a shot to an open right side of the net. The Bobcats outshot the Crusaders, 12-7, while Holy Cross went 1-1 on the power play and Quinnipiac went 0-2.
The second period went scoreless as each team took 10 shots, while the Crusaders went 0-3 on the man-advantage and the Bobcats went 0-1.
At just 29 seconds of the third period, the Bobcats moved out to a 2-1 advantage when Kellen Jones found the back of the net. At 9:38, Quinnipiac increased its lead to 3-1 when Jones scored his second goal of the game. Neither team found the back of the net again for the 3-1 final score.
Holy Cross sophomore goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.) made 33 saves and is now 2-2-0 on the season, while Dan Clark made 22 saves to improve to 3-1-0-. The Crusaders went 0-4 on the power play and the Bobcats went 1-4, while Quinnipiac outshot Holy Cross 36-23.
The Crusaders return to action when they travel to Boston, Mass., to play Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8:00 p.m.