#10 Massachusetts Pulls Away From Providence

Hantverk tallied three goals in the first half, coming in the first 17 minutes of action.

The Friars closed the gap just before halftime with a pair of goals in the final 1:46 as Jake Nolan netted a pair late to bring Providence to within two at intermission, 7-5.

Providence won 10 of the first 14 face-offs in the first half as each team tallied 15 shots. The Friars finished with an 18-6 advantage in the draws.

UMass hosts its CAA opener against Penn State on Saturday at 12:00 p.m., at Garber Field. The game will air live on CBS 3 Now (Comcast Channel 293 and Charter Channel 230).

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2011-03-15



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