BOSTON – Junior Anthony Farinacci scored twice, including the game-winner with 1:51 left in regulation, lifting the Tufts University men's hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Bryn Athyn College in the consolation game of UMass Boston's 54th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
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Freshman goalie Josh Sarlo, making the second start of his career, stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced in goal for the Jumbos, who improved to 5-6 overall.
Junior Vojtech Luza scored for the Lions to tie the game in the third period. Bryn Athyn fell to 4-12 with their fifth consecutive loss.
Both teams hit the post in the middle of the first period before any goals were scored, Tanner Congdon for the Lions and Ross Delabruere for the Jumbos.
Farinacci made it 1-0 when he scored to cap an extended stretch of Jumbo action in the Bryn Athyn end. Freshman Justin Brandt, who scored a goal for Tufts yesterday in their 3-1 tournament loss to the host Beacons, set up the play behind the net by sending the puck to Farinacci at the right post where he jammed it home at 12:19.
Shots finished 9-8 in favor of Tufts for the first period.
Bryn Athyn picked it up in the second period, out-shooting Tufts 19-10. However, Sarno stopped everything to help the Jumbos maintain their one-goal lead. He had three of the saves in short succession during a Lions' powerplay eight minutes into the period.
The Lions also had a goal disallowed in the second period which kept it at a 1-0 margin.
Luza's tally with 6:32 remaining in the third period tied the score at 1-1. Tanner Schroeder had the assist. Howeever, Farinacci made sure Tufts would get away with the points with his second goal of the game and third of the year assisted by freshman Nick Schultze at 18:09. The Lions played the final 1:28 with an empty net, but could not score the equalizer.
Bryn Athyn did not commit a penalty in the contest, thus not allowing any Jumbo power-plays. The Lions had two man-advantages, helping them finish with a 37-34 shots advantage for the game.
Farinacci finished the game with nine shots on goal for Tufts. Brandt won eight of 11 face-offs for the Jumbos.
McKenzie Chalmers took the loss in goal for the Lions, making 32 saves. He had 14 in the third period. Luza also had 12 face-off victories for Bryn Athyn.
The Jumbos play a mid-week non-league game at Endicott College on Tuesday at 5 pm. The Lions are back in action next Saturday at Curry.