Whittier vs. Saint Lawrence
March 10, 2010
The Game Story:
WHITTIER, Calif. Ė Sam Russellís goal with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter and Robert Bazlenís 21 regulation saves forced extra time with No. 12 St. Lawrence but the Saints found the back of the net with 55 seconds left in the second overtime as they held off Whittier, 7-6, on Wednesday afternoon.

SLU used a three-goal run starting with 38 seconds left in the third quarter to turn a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead with 10:49 to play in the game. Russellís scoring strike that evened the count came on Christian Wrightís fourth assists of the season.

Both teams put one shot on goal in the first overtime and the Saints got off the lone shot in the second extra time that resulted in the game winner.

The winning score came with 55 seconds left and was off a transition clear by St. Lawrence.

Bazlen finished the game with a total of 22 saves. He caused one turnover and picked up two ground balls.

The Poets went up 4-1 early in the second quarter with a three-goal spurt. Lee Oshnock put away back-to-back goals at 13:01 and 10:40 on feeds from Danny McQuade and Mike Neumayr, respectively, and McQuade found Russell with 9:24 to open up the largest lead of the game.

St. Lawrence got off 10 shots in the second quarter and didnít find a scoring strike until 49 seconds left in the half.

Bazlen had six saves in each the first and second quarters.

McQuade picked up his fourth point of the afternoon with an unassisted goal at 2:45 of the third to end a two-goal run by SLU but that would be the last goal for Whittier until Russell sent the game to overtime.

The Saints won 14-of-18 faceoffs and had 37 ground balls to Whittierís 31. Bazlen and the defense faced 50 shots from St. Lawrence while Whittier got off 26.

Corey Schab forced three turnovers and was tied with Connor OíLeary for a team-high four ground balls.

Oshnock, McQuade and Russell all had two goals in the loss.

The Poetsí home stand continues on Monday, March 15, as they host Ithaca at 3 pm.