Greyhounds Defeat Skyhawks, 4-2

Assumption completes comeback victory behind 48 saves from Blanchette

Bill Carey had two assists in Stonehill's
4-2 loss to Assumption on Saturday
afternoon at the Foxboro Sports Center. 

FOXBORO, Mass. (November 19, 2011) – The Stonehill College men's ice hockey team was dealt a 4-2 setback by Assumption College on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) action at the Foxboro Sports Center. 

Senior goaltender Nick Blanchette (Stuart, Fla./Worcester Academy) was the difference in the victory for the Greyhounds making 48 saves including a game-high 21 in the second period. Chris Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass/Thayer Academy) turned away 32 shots on net for Stonehill. 

Assumption took an early 1-0 lead just 2:35 into the first as sophomore forward Nick Mattiello (Johnston, R.I./Bishop Hendricken) beat Tasiopoulos five-hole on a breakaway opportunity for his fourth goal of the season. 

Junior forward Christopher Gorovitz (Framingham, Mass./Tilton School) responded for the Skyhawks at 3:50 putting home a rebound past Blanchette to the score at 1-1. Senior forward Patrick Greene (Weymouth, Mass./Catholic Memorial) and sophomore forward Bill Carey (Weymouth, Mass.) were credited with assists on Gorovitz' third tally of the year. 

Senior defenseman Matthew Doherty (Milton, Mass./Thayer Academy) gave Stonehill its first lead of the contest at the 14:02 mark sniping a wrister over Blanchette's glove from the left faceoff dot into the top left corner of the net for a 2-1 advantage and his second marker of the season. 

In the second period, Assumption scored two unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead before the break. Freshman forward Brennen Shaw (Presque Isle, Maine/Brewster Academy) evened the score, 2-2, at 2:46 wristing a shot into the back of the net off of Tasiopoulos' blocker for his second goal of the year. At 6:25, sophomore forward Mike Heyde (Natick, Mass./Natick), who was stationed in the slot, redirected a shot from the point behind Tasiopoulos putting the Greyhounds ahead, 3-2. Freshman defenseman Ryan Sargent (Barnstead, N.H./Prospect Mountain) and Shaw received assists on Heyde's first marker of the season. 

Sophomore forward Ross White (Uxbridge, Mass./Uxbridge) added an empty net goal at 19:34 of the third period firing a shot from Assumption's defensive zone into the net to seal the victory. 

Stonehill (2-5-0, 1-1-0 NE-10) hosts Wentworth in non-conference action on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Assumption (3-3-1, 1-0-0 NE-10) hosts Saint Michael's in a NE-10 matchup on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m.

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