- Score: St. Anselm 2, Assumption 1 – 3OT
- Records: Saint Anselm (16-12-2), Assumption (15-9-3),
- Location: Manchester, N.H.
- The Lead: Top seed Saint Anselm scored 2:25 into the third overtime to edge No. 4 seed Assumption 2-1 in the NE10 Semifinals on Saturday afternoon, in the first game in program history to surpass 100 minutes in length.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Neither team was able to score in the opening period though Assumption did own an 11-7 shot advantage in the period. In the second, the Hounds were on the power play for much of the final ten minutes, but Saint Anselm's penalty kill kept Assumption at bay and the score knotted 0-0.
- Just 58 seconds in the third period, Matt Damelio (Rochester, N.Y. / Northwood (Prep)) gave the Hounds a 1-0 lead. The senior put a shot on net and followed up his own rebound by punching past the goalie into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Nearly ten minutes later, Saint Anselm evened the score up a one apiece on a shot by Mike Ferraro.
- In the first OT, Assumption outshot Saint Anselm 21-7, including four shots on net in the final two minutes of the period. However, Saint Anselm netminder Colin Soucy stood tall and kept the score 1-1. The Hawks held a 6-4 shot advantage in the second OT and on the team's only shot of the third, Anthony Iacullo slipped a shot past David Zulauf (Rochester, Mich. / Bridgton Academy (Prep)) at 2:25 for the game-winner.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Assumption held a 57-32 shot advantage in the contest and was 0-for-5 on the power play while the Hawks were 0-for-4. All nine penalties in the contest were called during regulation.
- Damelio had the lone unassisted goal for the offense. Zulauf finished with 30 saves in 1:02.25 while being charged with the loss. Soucy made 56 saves to lead his team to victory.
- The three overtime contest was the longest in school history, surpassing two double overtime contests, one in 1986 and one in 1990.
- Assumption finished the year with 15 wins for the second straight year, marking the first time since the 1992-93 (19-8) and 1993-94 (19-8) campaigns the team has accomplished that feat. This year's senior class concluded their careers with 50 victories, becoming the first class since 1997 to reach that total.