HARTFORD – The Tufts University men's hockey team fell to Trinity College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon.
|Junior Charley Borek tallied his first goal of the season.|
The Jumbos drop to 0-2-0 overall with a 0-2-0 record in NESCAC games. The Bantams improve to 2-0-0 overall with a 2-0-0 record in league games.
Trinity's Devin Moore got the scoring started late in the first period. Barclay Gammill earned an assist on the lone goal of the first period.
Trinity doubled their lead in the first minute of the second period as Nicholas Fiorentino deflected a Riley Prattson shot past Tufts sophomore goaltender Josh Sarlo.
The Jumbos took a tripping penalty nearly six minutes into the second frame, but the Trinity powerplay took a trip of their own less than 30 seconds in. The teams played four-on-four and 28 seconds later Tufts junior Charley Borek found the back of the net to cut the lead to one at 2-1. That is Borek's first tally of the season.
The Bantams added a late powerplay goal in the second period to get their lead back to two by Michael Grande. A third-period insurance goal by Eric Benshadle gave Trinity a 4-1 lead.
Tufts was 0 for 3 on the powerplay while Trinity was 1 for 5. The Bantams outshot the Jumbos, 37-21.
Sarlo stopped 33 shots in his first start of the season. Tedy Loughborough made 20 saves on 21 shots on goal in the win for the Bantams.
The Jumbos return to the ice on Friday night when they open at home at Valley Forum in Malden verus Middlebury at 7 pm. The Bantams head to Amherst on Friday for a 7 pm start.