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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 7, 2012
NEW LONDON, Conn. --- After battling to a 2-1 deficit after one period, the Colby College men's hockey team stumbled in the second period as Connecticut College took control on the way to a 7-2 victory in NESCAC play Friday night.
The Camels (2-4-1 overall, 1-3-1 NESCAC) scored four straight goals, including two shorthanded scores to go up 6-1. Colby falls to 1-7 overall and 0-5 in the league heading into the final game of the first semester at Tufts University on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Connecticut College went ahead for good just 2:12 into the first period on Sean Murray's goal from Sebastian Meltzer and Zach Jones. Meltzer made it 2-0 at 9:25 from Murray.
Colby's Ray Zeek cut the deficit in half with his second goal of the year at 16:04 off the third assist of the season from Scott Harff.
The Camels scored within 2:30 of each period. Dawson Luke put his team up 3-1 with his fifth goal. Connecticut College then scored two shorthanded goals in a row at 7:43 (Mike Sinsigalli) and 13:15 (Jones).
The teams traded goals the rest of the second period. The Camels went up 6-1 on JR LaPointe's goal at 16:12. Colby received its second goal at 17:51 from first-year defensemen Jonathan Sdao on an assist from Nick Lanza.
The Camels scored quickly again at 57 seconds of the third period for the final goal of the game.
Connecticut College 7, Colby 2
Conn College 2#4#1---7
Conn: Sean Murray (Sebastian Meltzer, Zach Jones), 2:12
Conn: Sebastian Meltzer (Sean Murray), 9:25
Colby: Ray Zeek (Scott Harff), 16:04
Conn: Dawson Luke (JC Cangelosi), 1:58
Conn: Mike Sinsigalli (Kevin Reich), 7:43, SH
Conn: Zach Jones, 13:15, SH
Conn: JR LaPointe (Mike Martinez), 16:22
Colby: Jonathan Sdao (Nick Lanza), 17:51, PP
Conn: Keith Veronesi (Marc Roper, Adam Patel), :56
Shots: Colby 29, Conn College 35. Power plays: Colby 1-6, Conn College 0-4. Penalties-Minutes: Colby 5-10, Conn College 7-17. Goalies: Matt Delaney (Colby, 33:15, 5 GA, 19 saves) and Sam Parker (Colby, 26:45, 2 GA, 9 saves); Mike Petchonka (Conn College, 60:00, 2 GA, 27 saves).