Jack Surowiec
Gil Talbot Photography
Gil Talbot Photography
Jack Surowiec

Men's Hockey Edged By UMass, 3-1

Holy Cross Athletics   11-16-2018
1st 2nd 3rd Final
Holy Cross 0 1 0 1
#4 UMass 1 0 2 3

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s hockey team was narrowly defeated by No. 4 Massachusetts, 3-1. Jack Surowiec scored his first career goal to send the game into the third period tied, 1-1, but the Crusaders could not hold off the Minutemen. Holy Cross falls to 1-7-1 and UMass improves to 9-1-0.

 

In the first period, the Minutemen took a 1-0 lead nearly seven minutes into the game. The Crusaders were outshot, 18-9, in the opening frame.

 

Thirty-eight seconds into the second period, Holy Cross evened the score as Jack Surowiec scored his first collegiate goal. Erik Gordon turned away all 14 shots he faced in the second period.

 

Despite a strong Holy Cross forecheck, UMass broke free with a two-on-one and tallied the go-ahead-goal just under four minutes into the third period, 2-1. With 30 seconds remaining in the game, Holy Cross pulled Gordon for the extra attacker. UMass got ahold of a loose puck and sent one in to take a 3-1 lead.

 

SCORING:

1-0 UMass (1st – 6:55): Mitchell Chaffee stole the puck in the corner of the Crusaders’ defensive zone and took a quick low snapshot.

1-1 HC (2nd – 0:38): Will Brophy dumped the puck into the corner of the offensive zone and Jack Surowiec picked up the puck. The junior forward skated into the slot and fired a shot off of UMass’ goalie Filip Lindberg, collected his own rebound and then wristed a shot into the open net.

2-1 UMass (3rd – 3:49): On a two-on-one UMass’ Kurt Keats passed across the slot and to Bobby Kaiser, who wristed a shot right under the crossbar.

3-1 UMass (3rd – 19:38): Cale Makar got ahold of the puck in the Minuteman defensive zone and fired into the open net.

 

NOTES & NUMBERS:

  • Surowiec scored his first-career goal.
  • Will Brophy has now tallied three assists in his last two games.
  • Holy Cross held of UMass from scoring on the power play, who had a 33.3% conversion rate heading into the game.
  • Erik Gordon tallied a career-high with 39 saves. The game marks back-to-back career highs for the freshman.
  • Holy Cross was outshot, 42-21.

 

UP NEXT:

Holy Cross will travel to Merrimack for a 4:00 p.m. game in North Andover, Mass. on Nov. 23.

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