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January 28, 2012

Ingerson leads PSU Men’s Hockey past Fitchburg

Panthers back on winning track in MASCAC

            FITCHBURG, Mass. – Sophomore goaltender Tyler Ingerson stopped all 29 shots he faced Saturday evening, blanking Fitchburg State University, 4-0, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men's hockey contest at the Wallace Civic Center.

            Making just his second start of the season, Ingerson earned his first shutout and helped PSU keep Fitchburg off the board on nine power play attempts. He made 11 saves in the third period when PSU was forced to kill off five penalties, including a major.  The Panthers recorded their first victory in their last five games, going 0-2-2 in the previous four, and are now 10-6-2 overall and 7-3-2 in the MASCAC.  Fitchburg State is now 7-9-2 and 6-5-1.

            After a scoreless first period, Plymouth State got on the scoreboard midway through the second, using an unassisted marker from freshman defenseman Zach Sarig for a 1-0 lead. The lead last until the third period, when the Panthers doubled their lead just 2:54 into the frame. Junior Kyle Weiland hit home for Plymouth State, registering his sixth goal of the season with helpers from Dave Walters and Sarig.

            The Panthers were not finished in the third period, exploding back-to-back markers by junior Alex Cottle and Kyle Greco. Plymouth State found its offensive momentum early in the period, scoring three times over a 2:28 span.

            PSU was charged with a minor and a major penalty midway through the third period, but the Panther penalty kill unit kept the Falcons at bay.

            Sophomore goalie Randy Wolcott suffered the loss for the Falcons, yielding four goals (22 saves) over 45 minutes of work.

            For the contest, both teams fell dead even in shots with 29 targets apiece, but Plymouth State held the advantage on the power-play, cashing in on three of its six power-play opportunities.

            Both teams play again on Thursday, when Fitchburg State travels to Framingham State and Plymouth State hosts Westfield State. 

(Courtesy of Fitchburg State Sports Information) 

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