Colby Edges Williams in OT to Give Domingos First Win

WATERVILLE, Maine -- John Jennings (Danvers, Mass.) and Ian Deveau (Portsmouth, R.I.) gave Justin Domingos a win in his first game as head coach of Colby College and lifted the Mules to a hard-fought 6-5 overtime win against Williams College on Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

Jennings scored the overtime goal with just 35.4 seconds remaining in the four-minute session off the third assist of the day from Deveau, who was last year's New England Small College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

Domingos, a former assistant coach at his alma mater Gettysburg College, will likely remember his first win for some time after Williams (0-1 overall, 0-1 NESCAC) and Colby (1-0, 1-0) combined for seven goals in a wild fourth quarter. The Mules clamped down defensively and received some timely saves from first-year goaltender Peter Reiley (Marblehead, Mass.) to take a 2-0 lead at halftime. Williams cut the margin in half with the lone goal of the third period.

The Ephs held tied the game at 2-2 just 10 seconds into the fourth quarter when Stephen Upton (Alexandria, Va.) picked up a groundball after a won face-off by Williams and scored unassisted. Tim Goggins scored his second goal of the game with 13:02 to play to put Williams up for the first time at 3-2.

Jennings tied the game about three minutes later, but Goggins put Williams up 4-3 with his third goal of the game with 7:20 left.

Colby had two nice goals to go ahead 5-4 in the back-and-forth period. Greg McKillop (Washington, D.C.) had an easy goal when he was found all alone on the left side of the goal off a nice look from John Moriarty (Winchester, Mass.) with 5:24 to play. The Mules went up 5-4 with 4:26 left when Scott Margolis (New York, N.Y.) fed Deveau up high. He took a few steps to his right to shake a defender and ripped a shot into the back of the net.

Colby took a slashing penalty with 1:42 left in regulation and Williams' Colton Growney (Berwyn, Pa.) made the Mules pay. He took a nice feed from Michael Acierno (Short Hills, N.J.) and ripped a low shot into the net from close in with 47 seconds to play.

Both teams had chances in overtime before Jennings ended the game. Jennings, a sophomore, has 14 goals in nine career games with the Mules after missing contests last year due to injury. Meanwhile, classmate Deveau is up to 15 goals and 24 assists in his short career with the Mules.

Mark Squicciarino (Titusville, N.J.) scored both goals and Deveau had both assists to pace the Mules to a 2-0 halftime lead.

Reiley was solid in net in his first collegiate game, stopping seven shots and was active with three groundballs. Williams keeper Evan Cohen (Syosset, N.Y.) also played well with 14 saves and four groundballs. Chris Healy (New Canaan, Conn.) also had three groundballs for the Mules, while David Doggett (Byfield, Mass.) and Corey Jacobs (Somers, Conn.) both had four groundballs for the Ephs.

Jacobs and Colby's Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) had a great battle on face-offs, with each winning seven on the day.

2011-03-12



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