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Men's hockey falls again by one

AMHERST, Mass. -- The 14th-ranked Colby College men's hockey team lost a second straight one-goal game after falling 3-2 to Amherst College in NESCAC play Saturday.

The Mules are 4-0 in home conference games and have scored 13 goals. However, Colby dropped to 0-3-1 and has just five goals in four league road contests.

Colby (5-4-1 overall, 4-3-1 NESCAC) converted on its first power play opportunity of the game at 9:36 of the first period for a 1-0 lead. Corralling the loose puck near the left face-off dot, EJ Rauseo connected with Cam MacDonald on the far post for a redirection shot that went high. Devin Albert also had an assist on the play.

David White tied the game at 1-1 for Amherst on a snap shot with just 1:38 left in the opening period.

Amherst (7-3-1, 3-3-1 NESCAC) went ahead 2-1 when Patrick Daly scored just 54 seconds into the third period on the power play. 

The Purple & White made it a 3-1 game at 8:44 on a score by Will Vosejpka on a two-on-one play with Joey Lupo. 

The Mules cut the lead to 3-2 with 5:53 remaining in the game on J.P. Schuhlen's second of the season from Mark Leprine. Schuhlen (pictured) gained position in the low slot and one-timed a pass from Leprine past goaltender Connor Girard.

Colby had a 33-18 shot advantage in the game, but Girard stopped 31 shots. Andrew Tucci made 15 saves for the Mules.


Scoring by Period - CLB 1-0-1=2; AMH 1-0-2=3

1st Period
Scoring - 1, CLB Cam MacDonald/3 (Devin Albert/2, EJ Rauseo/3) 9:36 (PP)
2, AMH David White/3 18:21
Penalties - Tyler Granara, AMH (Cross-Checking) 8:56; Phil Johansson, AMH (Holding) 9:36; Will Vosejpka, AMH (Cross-Checking) 19:51

2nd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Phil Johansson, AMH (Holding) 4:08; Thomas Stahlhuth, CLB (Interference) 19:13

3rd Period
Scoring - 3, AMH Patrick Daly/9 (Thomas Lindstrom/4, David White/6) 0:53 (PP)
4, AMH Will Vosejpka/3 (Joey Lupo/3, Jack Fitzgerald/3) 8:44 (GW)
5, CLB J.P. Schuhlen/2 (Mark Leprine/4) 14:07
Penalties - None

Colby Goaltending - Andrew Tucci (59:14, 18 shots, 15 saves, 3 GA); Empty Net (0:46, 0 GA)

Amherst Goaltending - Connor Girard (60:00, 33 shots, 31 saves, 2 GA)

Win - Connor Girard, AMH (3-3-1). Loss - Andrew Tucci, CLB (5-3-1).

Shots On Goal - CLB 13-11-9=33; AMH 6-4-8=18

Power Plays - CLB 1 of 4; AMH 1 of 1

Penalties - CLB 1 (2 min); AMH 4 (8 min)

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