UNH Overpowered by #15 St. Lawrence 6-2
|Freshman Patrick Grasso|
Scores 1st NCAA Goal
Midweek, the UNH Wildcats traveled to northern New York for weekend games against ECAC mainstays St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University. Tonight, they skated into Appleton Arena in Canton to face nationally-ranked St. Lawrence. The 15th ranked Skating Saints dominated all three periods, outshot UNH 40-18, and won 6-2.
The one positive is that UNH converted on two 5-on-3 power plays - something they were unable to do against Bentley University last Saturday. The first came with 7:16 left in the second period and the Wildcats trailing 3-0. Freshman Patrick Grasso was parked to the right of St. Lawrence goalie Kyle Hayton. Captain Matias Cleland fed him a perfect pass and Grasso one-timed the puck into the back of the net. Here's a video clip of what may be the first of many goals for Grasso:
Although the game was well out of reach late in the final period, UNH got another 5-on-3 opportunity and succeeded. Patrick Grasso passed the puck behind the net to sophomore Ara Nazarian who touch-passed it out to Tyler Kelleher in the mid-slot. Kelleher blasted a 3/4 slapshot for the Wildcats' second goal.
For all the details of the 6-2 loss at St. Lawrence, here's a link to the article on unhwildcats.com.
UNH will search for it's first win of the 2016-17 season tomorrow night at Clarkson University.