Skyhawks Offense Erupts In 7-3 Win Over Rams

Greene's four point night leads Stonehill past Suffolk 

Patrick Greene had four points on the
night, one goal and three assists, to
lead the Skyhawks past the Rams. 

EVERETT, Mass. (December 10, 2011) – The Stonehill College men's ice hockey team potted a season-high seven goals to earn a 7-3 victory over Suffolk University in non-conference action on Saturday night at the Allied Veterans Memorial Skating Rink. 

Stonehill is now 3-1-1 overall in its last five contests having scored 25 goals during that stretch. The Skyhawks are also undefeated in their last four games at 3-0-1 overall. 

Senior forward Patrick Greene (Weymouth, Mass./Catholic Memorial) paced the offense with one goal and three assists for four points. Sophomore forward Andrew Miller (Oxford, Conn./Kent School) scored the eventual game-winner at 14:19 of the second period, shorthanded, on a feed from Greene and added an assist on the Skyhawks second goal of the contest. 

Freshman netminder Chris Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass./Thayer Academy) turned away 33 shots to improve to 5-5-0 overall. Tasiopoulos has made 30 saves or more in six of his ten games this season and 77 in has last two contests after setting a career-high in saves with 44 on Thursday in a 4-2 win over Western New England. 

Stonehill jumped out to a 3-0 advantage after the first period of play as freshman forward Stephen Balsamo (Atkinson, N.H./Brewster Academy) pushed the Skyhawks ahead 1-0 at 3:19 on assists from classmate J.B. Sarra (Colts Neck, N.J.) and junior defenseman J.J. Sabin (Milton, Mass./Tilton School)

Sophomore Bryan Rooney (Canton, Mass./New Hampton School) made it 2-0 at 9:39 while junior Christopher Gorovitz (Framingham, Mass./Tilton School) capped the scoring at the 12:49 mark on feeds from sophomore Bill Carey (Weymouth, Mass.) and Greene for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. 

After Suffolk cut the deficit to 3-2 on a power play goal from Scott Mathieu (Taunton, Mass.) 59 seconds into the period and Andrew Flynn's (Stamford, Conn./Berkshire School) third goal of the season at 8:31, Miller finished on a pass from Greene for his first-career goal at 14:19, shorthanded, for the eventual game-winner. 

The Skyhawks netted three goals in the third stanza as Kevin Aufiero (Canton, Mass.) scored at 6:30, Rooney added his fifth marker of the season at 10:22 and Greene sealed the victory with a power play tally at 17:39, his fourth goal of the season. 

Sophomore goaltender Cam Kelley (Brighton, Mass./Arlington Catholic) had 13 saves in the loss to fall to 2-8-0 overall. Backup netminder Brett Roman (Rock Tavern, N.Y.) stopped three shots in 13 minutes and 30 seconds of action. 

Stonehill (5-6-1, 2-1-0 NE-10), who has not scored more than seven goals since its 10-4 win over Southern New Hampshire on February 18, 2010, returns to action on Sunday, January 15 against Becker College, on the road, at 3:00 p.m. Suffolk (2-8-0, 0-4-0 ECAC Northeast) travels to the University of New England on Saturday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m. 

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