Penmen Stunned Late In 5-4 Overtime Loss At Post

Penmen Stunned Late In 5-4 Overtime Loss At Post

BOX SCORE

When and Where: January 15, 2019 – Shelton, Conn. (Sports Center of Connecticut)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 4, Post University
Records: SNHU 7-5-2 (3-2-1 NE10), Post 5-10-0

SNHU senior Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia) and sophomore Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) scored first period goals but the Penmen allowed three third period goals and lost 5-4 in overtime at Post University on Tuesday night.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Galloway netted his fifth goal of the season five minutes into the contest, moving into a tie for most goals on the team.
  • Senior Artem Efimov-Barakov scored for the second consecutive game.
  • Freshman Joe Fiorino (Willow Grove, Pa.) tallied for the second time this season in the second period.
  • Senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) gave the Penmen a short-lived 4-3 lead in the third period, it was also his team-leading fifth goal.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Galloway made it 1-0 Penmen five minutes into the game when he tipped in a pass from the blue line by freshman Phil Heisse (Overland Park, Kan.).  Freshman Cole Stewart (Alpharetta, Georgia) also assisted on the goal.
  • Southern New Hampshire made it 2-0 at 15:20. Efimov-Barakov took a pass from senior Joseph Berardi (Burlington, Mass.), made a nice move in front of the net, and slipped the puck past the Eagles netminder.
  • The Penmen opened a 3-0 lead just 28 seconds into the second period.  Fiorino stole an outlet pass in the neutral zone and took it all the way to the net. 
  • Post took advantage of a power-play opportunity to score at 11:23 of the second period.  Sean Castagna beat JT Kossakowski (Elburn, Ill.) with a blast from the goalie's left side.
  • The Eagles erased the deficit with two goals in 38 seconds midway through the final period on goals by Steven Mullaly and John Krapian.
  • Moquin made it 4-3 in favor of SNHU at 16:22 of the final period when he took a feed from senior Ryan Spagnoli (Burlington, Mass.) in front of the net.  Senior Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) had the other assist on the play.
  • Post scored with the help of an extra attacker at 19:01 when Anthony Giacomin was able to tip a rebound in to make it 4-4.
  • The game-winning goal was scored on a tip in by Jake Raleigh at 2:15 of the extra session.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE 

  • Southern New Hampshire had a 17-7 shot advantage in the first period but were outshot by the Eagles 51-47 for the game.
  • The Penmen were 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Eagles went 1-for-6.
  • Freshman JT Kossakowski (Elburn, Ill.) played for the first time since November 17 vs. Assumption. 

NOTES

  • The was the first of three meetings between the Penmen and the Eagles.  Post will visit the Ice Den for a pair of games on February 1-2.
  • Post picked up its ever win over SNHU after the Penmen had claimed the first five meetings.
  • Southern New Hampshire has now dropped three games this season by 5-4 scores.  Four of the five team losses are by one goal.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen return to the Ice Den on Friday, Jan. 18 (7:10 p.m.) to meet conference rival Franklin Pierce in the second game of the regular-season series,

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