Men's hockey has tough 2-1 loss at Wesleyan

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 14, 2012
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Mike Doherty (Dustin Satloff '15 photo)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Jordan Nathan (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) finished with 28 saves in net and Colby College scored 13 seconds into the game only to see Wesleyan University battle back for a 2-1 NESCAC men's hockey win on Saturday.
Wesleyan scored late in the second period and early in the third after surrendering the early goal. Wesleyan improved to 9-5 and evened its NESCAC record at 4-4, while Colby fell to 3-11 and 1-9 in conference play.

Wesleyan got the game-winner with 6:29 gone in the final period off the stick of sophomore Nik Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass.). With the Cardinals on the power play, Tasiopoulos sent a shot from the left circle on a three-on-one break that beat Nathan on his glove side. Tasiopoulos, the Cardinals' leading scorer, netted his 12th goal on the play, with freshman James Albrecht (Commerce Township, Mich.) receiving an assist.

Senior Mike Doherty (Lynnfield, Mass.), Colby's leading scorer, had put the visitors on the board in the first. Doherty followed up a shot from the left point and tipped it in for his sixth goal, moving into a tie for the team lead in that category. He leads the Mules with 13 points this season (six goals, seven assists). Assists went to sophomore Nick Lanza (Rocky Hill, Conn.) and senior Patrick Bursee (West Nyack, N.Y.).

Wesleyan knotted the score at 1-1 with just under three minutes remaining in the second frame. Senior Geoff Mucha (West Chester, Pa.) sent a shot from the blue line that was deflected in by sophomore Tommy Hartnett (Bronxville, N.Y.) at the 17:18 mark for his third goal of the year.

Nathan finished with 28 saves in the Colby net, including 15 in the third period. Junior Glenn Stowell (Hadley, Mass.) recorded 29 stops for Wesleyan.

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