Published in Print on January 29, 2010
Coming off a very strong break the Saints were once again in action this past weekend as they faced off against Brown and Yale. Coming into the game the Saints were 2-1-2 in their previous four games.
As things began on Friday night the action was frantic and fast-paced. Opening the scoring for the Saints was Assistant Captain Alex Curran ’10, who scored off of solid passing from Co-Captain Travis Vermeulen ’10 and Brandon Bollig ’12. Despite allowing Brown to tie the game the Saints did not panic and picked up another goal, this time from George Hughes ’13, and assisted upon by Peter Child ’13 and Vermeulen.
Following Hughes’ goal, the Saints applied steady pressure and would not relinquish the lead again with Jacob Drewiske ‘12 scoring two goals in the remainder of the game, including one shorthanded goal.
Notably, Jordan Dewey ’13 picked up his first career goal in the game as well, assisted by Assistant Captain Aaron Bogosian ’11 and Matt Raley ’11. Assisting on the Drewiske goals were Rick Carden ’12, twice and Raley once again. Kain Tisi ’10 was spectacular in goal as he made 30 saves to preserve the 5-2 victory.
On Saturday night the Saints took to the ice against 5th ranked Yale in hopes of knocking off one of the top teams this season. Despite allowing a two goal advantage to get away Vermeulen would not allow things to get out of hand and he scored two goals and assisted on two others. Opening the scoring for the Saints was Raley who scored his second career goal off a pass from Jake Klancher ’12 and Vermeulen.
With a one goal lead the Saints pressed Yale hard in hopes of putting the game away early. In doing so Vermeulen scored his tenth goal of the year assisted upon by Curran and Bollig.
Following two consecutive goals from Yale the Saints regained their composure and put the game away with two goals in the third period, the first of which was again scored by Vermeulen and assisted by Nick Pitsikoulis ’13 and Klancher. Co-Captain Derek Keller ’10 capped the scoring in the game as he put away his seventh goal of the year with Vermeulen assisting yet again. Over the course of the weekend, Vermeulen scored 6 points with two goals and four assists. It appears as though the Saints offense has finally hit its stride this year.
Tisi was once again great in goal as he stopped 40 shots in the game, including 18 in the second period. With the way the Saints played this past weekend we can only expect equally great things to come, as they are now 3-1-1 in their last five games. The Saints will once again be in action this weekend as they travel to face 8th ranked Cornell and Colgate.