Union Knocks off No. 9 Springfield

SCHENECTADY, NY -- Jack Scheufele scored three goals and Rob Santangelo and Richard Gregory added two each to lead Union to a 10-4 victory over #9 Springfield at Frank Bailey Field Saturday.

For Union, now 4-1, it was the second victory over a ranked team this week, including a win over #10 Wesleyan Wednesday. The Pride lost for the first time this season after opening up 4-0.

Union had a 46-26 shot advantage on the day and goaltender Stefan Basile made 14 saves in his 57 minutes, 39 seconds of work. Gregory and Greg Mooney each had seven shots and Connor Hall had six ground balls. Hall won 11 of 16 face offs for the Dutchmen.

Ryan Murphy, Matt Fleisher, Devern Abad and Bryce Serriello each scored for the Pride. Connor Nash made 15 saves in the Springfield net, while Serriello had seven shots and Ryon Lynch led the Pride with four ground balls.

Abad opened the scoring for the visitors at 10:23, and Springfield scored two late goals in the first period. Serriello's 10th of the year with 13 seconds left in the first period and Murphy's 11th with just three seconds left gave the guests a 3-0 lead after the first period.

But Union scored all five goals in the second period. Santangelo tallied #8 on the year at 11:35 and Cameron Slatton scored at 10:41. Scheufele then scored his first two goals of the season, tying the game at 3-3 at 9:546 then giving Union the lead for good at 3:41. Santangelo made it 5-3 with four seconds remaining in the half.

Dylon Tripodi scored a man up goal 4:49 into the third period, but Fleisher got Springfield closer at 6-4 at 8:41. Union opened it up with Gregory at 7:55, Jake Quinn at 5:33, and Gregory's second and Gregory again, with his sixth of the season with 24 seconds left in the third quarter. The lone goal of the fourth quarter came from Scheufele with his third of the day with 2:21 left to play.

Union is back in action March 22 at Desales for a 1:00 p.m. game.

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