New players score points in Colby loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 21, 2009

BOSTON, Mass. --- Nick Kondiles had the first points of his collegiate career with three assists for the Colby College men's hockey team, but University of Massachusetts at Boston got off to a 4-1 lead and held on for a 4-3 victory Saturday.

Michael Smigelski, another first-year player, scored the first two goals of his collegiate career for the Mules (0-2).

Colby fell behind 2-0 before Wil Hartigan tallied at 15:36 of the opening period on a power play off assists from Kondiles and Dan Nelson. The Beacons scored with just 1:10 to play in the first period for a 3-1 lead at the break.

After UMB went up 4-1 at 7:02 of the second period, Smigelski got his first goal from Kondiles and the first collegiate assist from Cory McGrath at 8:51. The same combination for Colby got the team's final goal with 3:12 left in the game.

UMass-Boston 4, Colby 3

Colby     1#1#1---3

UMB      3#1#0---4

1st period

UMB: Vinnie Jacona, 10:33

UMB: Chris Wyman (Ryan Crisculo, Bryan Albert), 12:11, PP

C: Wil Hartigan (Nick Kondiles, Dan Nelson), 15:36, PP

UMB: Matt Atsoff (Brett Calhoun, Gentry Zollars), 18:50, PP

2nd period

UMB: Andrew Burke (Brett Calhoun, David Lun), 7:02

C: Michael Smigelski (Nick Kondiles, Cory McGrath), 8:51, PP

3rd period

C: Michael Smigelski (Cory McGrath, Nick Kondiles), 16:48

                Shots: Colby 25, UMB 27. Goalies: Cody McKinney (Colby, 59:12, 4 GA, 23 saves); Ryan Donovan (UMB, 60:00, 3 GA, 22 saves).


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