Hartwick vs. Nazareth
April 7, 2007
The Game Story:
ONEONTA, N.Y. (April 7, 2007) -- Freshman Erinn O'Hara (pictured) tied the game for Nazareth with five seconds to play to send Nazareth and Hartwick into overtime. Senior Kevin Kimball scored the game-winning goal with 3:30 to play in overtime to give the visiting Golden Flyers the 10-9 conference victory.

Nazareth, ranked ninth nationally in Division III, improved its overall record to 9-1, including a 3-0 record in the Empire 8. Hartwick fell to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in the Empire 8.

Seniors Ryan Hotaling and Conor O'Keefe, and junior Aaron Civalier, and O’Hara each contributed 2 goals to the team victory, which was Nazareth's fifth consecutive win. Kimball and junior Mark Kanellis each added one goal for the Golden Flyers.

In the first quarter, Hotaling scored an unassisted goal with 13:20 left on the clock to give the Golden Flyers a 1-0 lead. Twelve minutes later, Civalier scored with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter off a pass by junior Matt Aloi.

Nazareth seemed to have the game in control in the second quarter. Civalier scored his second goal of the game three minutes into the quarter followed by a goal from O’Hara four minutes later to give Nazareth a 4-0 lead. O’Keefe and Hotaling combined for three goals in a span of 1:18 to give the Golden Flyers a 7-0 with 4:28 left in the first half.

Hartwick’s Brandon Wilk scored an extra man goal early in the third to cut the Golden Flyer lead to 7-1 but Nazareth answered five minutes later with a goal from Kanellis to extend Nazareth's lead to 8-1 going into the fourth quarter..

Hartwick began the fourth quarter with a man-down goal as Ben Schluter scored with 12:37 to play. The Hawks then scored seven consecutive goals over the next 9:29 to take their first lead of the game 9-8 with 3:08 to play. Dan Hushion scored the game-tying goal with 6:51 left in the quarter before Lee Austin scored his second goal of the game to put Hartwick ahead.

Nazareth did not answer until the closing seconds when O’Hara scored off a pass from Kevin Kimball with five seconds left to tie the game. Kimball scored an unassisted goal with 3:30 remaining in overtime to give Nazareth the 10-9 victory. Senior goalie Pat Mullin made 13 saves to record the victory.

Nazareth plays at Alfred on the Wednesday, April 11th before travelling to second-ranked RIT on the 14th.