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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 17, 2007
BABSON PARK, Mass. --- Babson College used three straight goals at the end of the second period and in the first 10 minutes of the third to pull away for a 5-3 victory over Colby College in men's hockey Saturday.
Colby's Eric Simmons had tied the game at 2-2 at 12:57 of the second period. Babson (2-0) went ahead for good when Jason Schneider scored with just 53 seconds left in the period.
Babson scored 34 seconds into the third period and added another goal at 9:10 to go up 5-2. Colby first-year player Wil Hartigan got the final goal of the game.
Allowing late goals hurt Colby (1-1) in the opening two periods. After Babson went up 1-0 at 17:31 of the first period, the Mules promptly tied the game when T.J. Kelley scored at 18:51. Babson, though, scored with just 29 seconds left in the period to take a 2-1 margin into intermission.
Babson 5, Colby 3
Babson: Alex DiPietro (Casey Fazekas, Shane Farrell), 17:31
Colby: T.J. Kelley (Mike White), 18:51
Babson: Chris Wood (Pat McLaughlin), 19:31
Colby: Eric Simmons (Matt Ahern, Bobby Sullivan), 12:57
Babson: Jason Schneider (Shane Farrell), 19:07
Babson: John Geverd (JT Balben), :34
Babson: Casey Fazekas (Alex DiPietro, Chris Wood), 9:10
Colby: Wil Hartigan (Joe Rothwell), 11:56
Goalies: Andy Cook (Colby, saves NA); Skylar Nipps (Babson, saves NA).