Oct. 25, 1997
Men's Hockey Beats Union in OT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College defeated the Union College, 5-4, in overtime in men's hockey action on Saturday, October 25 at PC's Schneider Arena. Sophomore right wing Doug Sheppard blasted a shot from right point through a screen which found the back of the net at 2:46 of overtime to give the Friars their first win of the season.
Doug Sheppard had the winning goal in a 5-4 overtime win over Union College Saturday.|
PC took a quick 1-0 lead when sophomore center Mike Omicioli poked in a rebound off junior defenseman Ben Stadey's shot from the point 27 seconds into the game. Union freshman left wing Dave Smith evened the game at 1-1 when he deflected in a shot at the 5:38 mark. Junior left wing Mark Szucs gave Union a 2-1 lead as he broke in from the left slot and wristed a low shot past PC freshman netminder Boyd Ballard at 18:12 of the first period.
Junior left wing Troy Lake forced a 2-2 tie when he broke in from the left wing and beat Union goalie Trevor Koenig through the five hole with a low shot at 1:25 of the second period. Union scored its third goal and took a 3-2 lead when sophomore right wing Ryan Campbell wristed in a shot from five feet at the 11:23 mark of the second. PC sophomore left wing Fernando Pisani forced the third tie of the game when he one timed a pass from junior right wing Jon Cameron and evened the game at 3-3 at 15:49 of the second.
Union sophomore defenseman Jeff Sproat added a power-play goal at 9:59 of the third period to give the Skating Dutchmen a 4-3 lead. Pisani netted his second goal of the contest with 3:20 remaining in the game to even the score at 4-4.
After each team squandered several excellent scoring opportunities in overtime, Sheppard tallied his first goal of the season to give the Friars the win.
Ballard registered 30 saves and earned the win in his first collegiate start. Koenig made 33 stops for the Skating Dutchmen.
Providence raised its record to 1-1, while Union fell to 0-1 overall.
Providence College will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 1 against the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.
Union College (0-1-0) 2 1 1 0 -- 4 5-10 1-3 Providence College (1-1-0) 1 2 1 1 -- 5 5-10 0-3 Per Time Team Goal Scorer (Assists) 1 :27 PC Mike Omicioli 1 (Ben Stadey) 1 5:38 U Dave Smith 1 (Sheldon Pietrzykowski, Neil White) 1 18:12 U Mark Szucs 1 (Dave Smith, Jeff Sproat) 2 1:25 PC Troy Lake 1 (unassisted) 2 11:23 U Ryan Campbell 1 (Mark Szucs, Daniel Pugen) 2 15:49 PC Fernando Pisani 1 (Jon Cameron, Mike Omicioli) 3 9:59 U Jeff Sproat 1 (Daniel Pugen) PP 3 16:40 PC Fernando Pisani 2 (Mike Omicioli, Jon Cameron) OT 2:46 PC Doug Sheppard 1 (Rich Miller) Saves: Trevor Koenig (U) 7 14 9 3 --33 (62:46) Boyd Ballard (PC) 17 3 6 4 --30 (62:46) Attendance: 1,454 (Schneider Arena)
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