Quinn Stops 16, But Colonials Fall to UNH
Mar. 3, 2013
Washington, D.C. - The George Washington University Colonials fell at home to the out-of-conference University of New Hampshire Wildcats by a score of 9-3 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The game was played at 8:30 am in Washington, D.C., only one day after the Colonials 6-3 victory over West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
With 6:53 left to play in the first quarter, the Colonials struck first when freshman standout Tim Wetzel (Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley) charged down the left alley past his defender and perfectly placed a bounce shot off-stick side past the Wildcats goalkeeper.
The Colonials defense put itself in a very rare three-man down situation at the 5:51 mark in the first quarter when Captain David Goscinak (Charlestown, MA/The Rivers School), freshman Alex Santangelo (Sudbury, MA/St. Marks School), and freshman Jack Ferrell (Avon, CT/Northwest Catholic High School) each took one minute slashing penalties on the same play. Despite an onslaught of shots from the perimeter, the Colonials goaltender Zachary Quinn (Long Island, NY/Ward Melville High School) and the trio of defenders were able to successfully maintain the 1-0 lead throughout the three-man down situation. However, New Hampshire would score shortly after the expiration of the penalty to tie up the game at 1-1.
The second quarter saw more Colonials penalties and the well-rested Wildcats ready to take advantage of the extra-man opportunities that the Colonials afforded them. The Colonials were at least one man down from the 14:14 to the 9:00 mark of the second quarter. In total, the Colonials racked-up 5 minutes and 30 seconds worth of penalties in the second quarter, allowing the Wildcats to break open a 4-1 lead which they took into halftime.
In the third quarter, Charles Frattini (Hudson, NY/Croton Harmon High School) and Goscinak each added a goal, but the Wildcats answered with three of its own extending the lead to 7-3, heading into the fourth.
The Wildcats disciplined offense held the ball for much of the fourth quarter and added two more goals to secure a 9-3 victory over the Colonials.
Head Coach Joe Opron
On the Game … "On offense, we weren't making the extra pass. We penetrated the defense, drew slides, and got guys open, but failed to make the extra pass to score the easy goals. On defense, we played tired and reckless, as demonstrated by the amount of time we spent in the penalty box. We need to do better and we will do better in the future."
On the Season So Far ... "As a team we need to get better at playing the second game in our back-to-back weekends. Through three weeks, we're 3-0 on Saturday and 0-3 on Sunday. It is tough to play back-to-back with only 20 players on the roster, but playing back-to-back is part of playing in the MCLA."
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