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Men's hockey beats Becker, plays host to Geneseo on Sunday

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Kienan Scott scored his first two collegiate goals and seven Colby College men's hockey players had goals in an 8-3 victory over Becker College on Saturday in the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic.

The Mules improve to 3-0 overall heading into Sunday's 4 p.m. home game with seventh-ranked Geneseo on the second day of the tourney. Geneseo took a 7-4 win over Bowdoin in the second game Saturday. 

The contest was tight for about the game after Becker (2-7) scored just 48 seconds into the second period to tie the game at 1-1. 

The Mules scored three goals in a span of 6:10 of the second period to pull away for a 4-1 lead after two periods. 

Scott scored on the power play at 11:27 of the second period when he converted a back post feed from Geoff Sullivan and Cam MacDonald for a 2-1 margin.

Mario Benicky (pictured) scored on a one-timer from the left side at 13:12 off the first collegiate point from Mark Leprine and a second assist from Colin Reilly. 

Nick O'Connor scored his third of the season with 2:23 left in the second period after a Becker turnover gave him a one-on-one with goalie Tyler Stepke.

The Mules continued a 6-0 scoring run with three more goals in the opening 11:40 of the final period. Phil Klitirinos went high to beat Stepke after taking a pass from Leprine at 3:44.

Reilly notched his first goal of the season 2:08 later for a 6-1 margin. He worked with Paddy Daley, who had his first collegiate point, on a give-and-go for the goal.

Colby's second power play came off the stick of EJ Rauseo at 11:40. Kai Frankville pushed a pass to Michael Decker, who ripped a shot that was saved. However, Rauseo was there to knock in the rebound.

After Becker's Corey Sherman cut the margin to 7-2, Scott scored his second goal at 15:28 off assists from Sullivan and MacDonald. The Hawks closed out the scoring with 2:54 to play on a score by Nicholas McKee.

First-year goaltender Andrew Tucci made 19 saves to earn his third win in as many starts. Mack Burton added two saves for the Mules in the 3:54.
Colby 8, Becker 3

Scoring by Period - BEC 0-1-2=3; CLB 1-3-4=8

1st Period
Scoring - 1, CLB Cam MacDonald/1 (Jack Burton/3) 12:09
Penalties - Nicholas McKee, BEC (Interference) 8:18; Austin Siering, BEC (Tripping) 16:41

2nd Period
Scoring - 2, BEC Connor Allison/2 (Connor Merrick/6, Dylan Durham/3) 0:48
3, CLB Kienan Scott/1 (Geoff Sullivan/2, Cam MacDonald/1) 11:27 (PP)
4, CLB Mario Benicky/1 (Mark Leprine/1, Colin Reilly/1) 13:12
5, CLB Nick O'Connor/3 17:37 (GW)
Penalties - Dan Dupont, CLB (Interference) 3:11; Bryan Parsons, BEC (Holding) 3:50; Kevin Morello, BEC (Hooking) 11:08

3rd Period
Scoring - 6, CLB Phil Klitirinos/2 (Mark Leprine/2) 3:44
7, CLB Colin Reilly/1 (Pat Daley/1) 5:52
8, CLB EJ Rauseo/2 (Michael Decker/1, Kai Frankville/2) 11:40 (PP)
9, BEC Corey Sherman/3 (Brandon Morgan/1) 13:31
10, CLB Kienan Scott/2 (Geoff Sullivan/3, Cam MacDonald/2) 15:28
11, BEC Nicholas McKee/2 (Connor Allison/4) 17:06
Penalties - Nikolas̀ Nasby, BEC (Boarding) 11:17

Becker Goaltending - Tyler Stepke (47:00, 35 shots, 29 saves, 6 GA); Grant Martens (13:00, 12 shots, 10 saves, 2 GA)

Colby Goaltending - Andrew Tucci (56:06, 21 shots, 19 saves, 2 GA); Mack Burton (3:54, 2 shots, 1 saves, 1 GA)

Win - Andrew Tucci, CLB (3-0-0). Loss - Tyler Stepke, BEC (2-6-0).

Shots On Goal - BEC 6-7-10=23; CLB 14-17-16=47

Power Plays - BEC 0 of 1; CLB 2 of 5

Penalties - BEC 5 (10 min); CLB 1 (2 min)

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