Jan. 30, 1998

    Friars Fall to UMass-Amherst, 3-1

    Box Score

    AMHERST, Mass. -- The UMass-Amherst Minutemen defeated the Providence College Friars, 3-1, in HOCKEY EAST action on Friday, Jan. 30 at Amherst, Mass.

    The Friars recorded the first goal of the game when Mike Mader tipped Mike Farrell's blast from the right point, which eluded UMass' netminder Brian Regan at 2:55 of the first. The Minutemen evened the game at 1-1 as Tim Lovell skated down the right wing and slid a low shot under Friar goaltender Mark Kane at the 6:01 mark of the first period.

    Nathan Sell opened the scoring in the second period and gave UMass a 2-1 lead when he popped in his own rebound at the 1:38 mark. Lovell wristed in a rebound at 14:06 of the second period to record his second goal of the night and the final goal of the game.

    Regan recorded 23 saves and earned UMass' first HOCKEY EAST win of the season. Kane registered 31 stops for the Friars.

    With the win UMass raised its record to 4-16-2 overall and 1-11-1 in HOCKEY EAST play, while Providence dropped to 12-10-2 overall and 6-8-1 in league play.

    Providence College will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 31 against cross-town rival Brown in the 12th annual Mayor's Cup at PC's Schneider Arena at 8:00 p.m.