Waltham, Mass. – Senior Nick Master scored two goals to help visiting UMass Lowell from Hockey East to a 4-2 victory over the Bentley hockey team at Bentley Arena on Saturday night.
Falcons goalie Aidan Pelino (Oakville, Ontario) played a strong game with several point-blank saves, and made 27 stops on the night, including on a penalty shot in the 2nd period.
After UML jumped out to a 1-0 lead on goal by senior Ryan Dwomski at 5:56 of the 1st period, Jago tied the score for Bentley with his first goal of the season at the 14:19 mark. A shot from the left wing got through traffic in front of the net and past River Hawks goalie Chris Hernberg.
Pelino saved a penalty shot from Lowell's Connor Sodergren with 10:40 of the 2nd period to keep the score tied 1-1. Sodergren went to his right, but Pelino came up with the pad save.
However just over a minute later, Master scored his first of the period in a 4-on-4 situation to put UML up 2-1. He scored again, this time on the power play, at 14:50, to give the River Hawks a 3-1 edge.
UML took that 3-1 lead into the final period, but Brassard brought Bentley to within one goal with a power play strike 6:07 into the period. After taking a pass from Jago on the point, he ripped a shot from the right that beat Hernberg up top for the goal.
Bentley though couldn't get any closer, and UML made it a 4-2 game with a power play goal from Lucas Condotta with 2:09 remaining.
UMass Lowell improved to 3-3 on the season with the win, while the Falcons dropped to 1-3-1. Bentley will be back at home next weekend at Bentley Arena for a two game series against Sacred. Heart.