Griffins Rally Late, Notch OT Win over Moravian

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA. - Gwynedd-Mercy forced overtime with just four seconds in regulation and went on to win as freshman Mason Risner (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) netted the game-winner with just under a minute in the extra session as the Griffins won an exciting 12-11 contest over Moravian.

Risner led GM (5-1) with three scores and added two assists. Sophomores Nick Hummel (Verona, Wisc./Middleton) and Stefan Hetland (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) added two each as the Griffins used a six-goal fourth quarter to rally for their fifth win on the year.

After the teams were knotted at 5-5 at the half, GM couldn't find the back of the net as the Greyhounds (0-5) scored three times in the third.

Down 8-5 in the fourth quarter, the Griffins started their comeback. Three goals in the first three minutes of the stanza, helped GM tie things up. Risner put Gwynedd ahead 9-8 and later set up Hetland for a two-goal edge with 6:52 remaining.

Moravian then scored three-straight, as Chris Mohapp's third goal of the game gave the Greyhounds an 11-10 with just 33 ticks on the clock.

Freshman Dustin Mangin (Perkasie, Pa./Archbishop Wood) ended the last-second scramble as he beat Moravian goalie Ben Leavy with four seconds in regulation.

Late in the overtime, Hummel would find Risner on the doorstep for the game-winner.

GM goalie Rich Zagari (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) notched 14 saves. Leavy recorded 12 for Moravian.

The Greyhounds' Robert Devine led all scorers with four goals.

Gwynedd takes to the road this Saturday as they play at King's starting at 1:00 p.m.


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