Two goals from Scott Pooley and one goal from Ryan Ferrill led the Holy Cross men’s hockey team to a 3-3 tie with Air Force. The Crusaders opened the third period with a 3-2 advantage, but the Falcons tallied 11 shots in the third period and recorded the equalizer. Paul Berrafato made 26 saves in the outing.
Score: Holy Cross 3 | Air Force 3
Location: Worcester, Mass. | Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex
Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Records: Holy Cross (4-2-4, 3-1-3 AHC) | Air Force (5-5-2, 1-4-1 AHC)
1-0 AF (1st, 9:36, EV): Jake Levin’s right point slapshot made its way through traffic and past Berrafato.
1-1 HC (1st, 13:52, EV): Tommy Muratore broke the puck out of the defensive zone on a four-on-four situation. After the puck was dumped in, Mitch Collett picked up the puck along the half wall and sent a behind the back pass to Ryan Ferrill crashing through the slot. Ferrill moved to his backhand and sent the puck under the crossbar.
2-1 HC (1st, 17:07, EV): Michael Laffin worked the pick along the far half-wall and down to Logan Ferguson in the corner. Ferguson took a few strides behind the net and found Scott Pooley alone in the slot for a one-timer.
3-1 HC (2nd, 05:41, EV): T.J. Moore lined up a shot off of Air Force’s Billy Christopoulous that rebounded to Pooley on the far post. Pooley sent in an off-angle shot to give the Crusaders a 3-1 lead.
3-2 AF (2nd, 15:43, EV): Matt Serratore snuck the puck past Berrafato on another four-on-four.
3-3 AF (3rd, 5:20, EV): Levin scored his second of the night, again on a point shot.
The game marks Holy Cross’ fifth time going into overtime and fourth tie in ten games played.
Scott Pooley’s two goals is the third time he has scored twice in one game. He now has 10 goals in 10 games played.
In the weekend series, Holy Cross took three of four points on the line.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Holy Cross recorded 31 shots on goal while Air Force tallied 29.
Neither team scored a powerplay goal in the game.
T.J. Moore recorded three blocked shots to lead Holy Cross.
The Crusaders owned 43% of faceoffs.
The Crusaders will travel to Army West Point for a two game Atlantic Hockey road series on Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:05 p.m.
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