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PSU Men’s Ice Hockey skates past Worcester State

Dupell, Ceasar lead Panthers to MASCAC win

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Dan Dupell (Collegeville, Pa.) scored two goals and junior goalie Gordon Ceasar (Oak Park, Calif.) made 26 saves Saturday evening as Plymouth State University defeated Worcester State University, 5-1, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men's ice hockey contest at Hanaway Rink.

            Dupell potted his first two goals of the season, while sophomores Mike Economos (Crystal Lake, Ill.) and Ian McGilvrey (Omaha, Neb.) added a goal and an assist for the winners. PSU is unbeaten in its last four games (3-0-1), improving to 3-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the MASCAC. Worcester State drops its second straight and falls to 2-3-2 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play.

            McGilvrey scored the only goal of the first period, converting a 2-on-1 with Economos and snapping a shot through the goalie's pad from the left side. The Lancers nearly tied the score with a minute to go in the period but a deflection by sophomore Alex Dewitz (Oronoco, Minn.) bounced off the post.

            Economos doubled the Panther led two minutes into the second period, finishing off a nice crossing pass from junior Andrew Wigg (Lantz, N.S.) and flipping it into an open net. Dupell made it 3-0 six minutes later when he put in his own rebound.

            Senior Zach Sarig (Reading, Pa.) recorded his first goal of the season with a slap shot from the top of the circle to push the margin to 4-0 three minutes into the third period. Dupell added his second marker of the game at 7:09, set up by sophomore Ryan Callahan (Londonderry, N.H.)

            Freshman Brian Fahey (Hudson, Mass.) broke up the shutout for the visitors, finishing off a 3-on-2 with his second of the season, assisted by sophomore Alex Taddeo (Franklin, Mass.) and senior Taylor Laneville (Edmonds, Wash.).

            Worcester State visits Becker College next Saturday, Nov. 29, for a non-conference game at 7:00 p.m. PSU is idle until a MASCAC affair at Framingham State University on Thursday, Dec. 4.

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