No. 19 Bryant Stops Siena on Last Shot in NCAA Play-in Game

But Bryant would have the final say. Colin Dunster and Shane Morrell would score just 19 seconds apart as the Bulldogs reclaimed the lead for good at 9-7 with 5:11 remaining.

Jordan Barlow scored his second goal of the game to pull the Saints within a score with 2:47 left and Siena would have its chances in the final minute, but could not net the equalizer in dropping to 4-3 in one-goal games this spring.

"We definitely wanted (Curry's) shot," noted Prunty. "We drew something up, they jumped into a zone and it kind of threw us off. But we got to the back side and got a great look at it."

Prunty finished with three points and MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Tommy Cordts was strong again in goal posting 11 saves for the Saints which fell to 2-16 all-time against USILA Top-20 opponents. Dowd more then held his own against Massa, the national leader in both faceoff percentage and groundballs, winning 50% of his draws and capturing seven groundballs.

NEC Rookie of the Year Tucker James and Morrell each tallied three points on two goals and an assist for Bryant. NEC Defensive Player of the Year Gunnar Waldt, who was hobbled early by a leg injury, persevered to make 14 saves for Bryant which will face the Orange in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

"These four years have been absolutely fantastic," reflected Colin Clive who ends his career tied for fifth in program history with 115 goals. "These guys are my family. I love every single one of them. I couldn't be more proud."

Siena graduates 11 seniors including Clive who bookended their careers with MAAC Championships, but return three of the program's top-four scorers plus Dowd at the X and Cordts in goal as the Saints look to defend their title in 2015.

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