Lacey Scores in 3rd OT to Lift Saint Anselm by Assumption

Worcester, Mass. (April 10) -- In the longest game in Saint Anselm history, sophomore Colin Lacey (S. Hadley, Mass.) scored in the third overtime to lift the Hawks to a 12-11 win over Assumption. The game is the first overtime contest for Saint Anselm since the 2008 season.

After taking a 6-4 lead into the third quarter, the Hawks built the lead up to a four-goal margin at 9-5 with 3:59 left in the period. Freshman Conor O'Donnell (Smithfield, R.I.), who finished with a hat trick, scored for the Hawks off the assist from senior Matt O'Connell (Charlestown, Mass.). The Greyhounds answered though with two straight goals from Tom Guido at the end of the third and Nicholas Violandi early in the fourth to cut the margin down to 9-7 in favor of the Hawks.

Saint Anselm led by an 11-8 score with 4:41 left before Connor MacNeil scored twice in 51 seconds and Guido scored with 54 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime tied at 11-11.

After two scoreless overtime periods, the Greyhounds nearly took the game, but thanks to a pair of point-blank saves from Saint Anselm netminder Pat Acone (Bow, N.H.), the Hawks stayed in the game to set up the winning score. At the 3:12 mark of the third overtime, Lacey took a pass from senior Ryan McDonald (Bow, N.H.) to end the longest game in Saint Anselm history with a 12-11 victory.

Acone made 13 saves in the win, while Scott Vogel turned aside 21 shots in the defeat.

With the win, Saint Anselm is now 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Northeast-10, while Assumption falls to 2-5 overall and remains winless in the Northeast-10 at 0-5. Saint Anselm is back in action on Tuesday afternoon as the Hawks host Saint Michael's for a 4:00 p.m. start at Melucci Field.


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