UNH 4 Goal Outburst in 3rd Leads to 6-2 Win Over Colorado College
|UNH Junior Grayson Downing|
Scores GWG vs Colorado College
The UNH Wildcats exploded with four unanswered goals over a 2 and 1/2 minute stretch in the final stanza to defeat the Colorado College Tigers 6-2. Leading goal scorer Nick Sorkin got UNH on the board 5:53 into the opening period. He was assisted by Kevin Goumas and Matt Willows.
Colorado College picked up the pace early in the second period and tied the game at 6:29 on a goal by Archie Skalbeck.
A minute and 1/2 later, CC grab the 2-1 lead on a scramble in the UNH crease. UNH sophomore Kyle Smith scored a key goal at the 17:55 mark. The scoring play was initiated by Trevor van Riemsdyk who fired a shot from the top of the slot. The shot was blocked and Smith buried the rebound.
7 minutes into the 3rd period, Grayson Downing put the Wildcats ahead for good with his 8th goal of the season. He was set up by a beautiful centering pass from Dalton Speelman.
Less than a minute later, Sorkin put UNH ahead 4-2 with his 8th goal of the season. Colorado College was in serious trouble at that point. UNH upped the lead to 5-2 a minute later on a goal by senior Jeff Silengo. Kyle Smith circled behind the CC net and made a tape-to-tape pass to Silengo rushing down the slot.
Starting Colorado College goalie Josh Thorimbert was pulled for backup goalie Courtney Lockwood. Senior forward Dalton Speelman would finish the scoring only a minute later. Speelman flipped a nifty backhand shot over Lockwood's glove.
Junior goalie Casey DeSmith made 31 saves and registered his 6th win of the season. UNH improved its record to 8-7-1 while Colorado College fell to 1-9-2. The two teams play again Saturday night in Colorado Springs.