Senators top Battlers in OT
ELKINS — Matt Dyck’s overtime goal lifted Davis & Elkins College to an 11-10 victory over Alderson Broaddus University Thursday in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action at Nuttall Field.
Dyck’s score capped off an improbable comeback that saw the Senators (2-8, 1-3 G-MAC) rally from a 10-5 deficit with under nine minutes to play in regulation.
Matt O’Dwyer’s unassisted goal with 8:31 left to play got the rally started and cut the Battlers’ lead to 10-6. Twenty-three seconds later D&E inched another goal closer when Trevor Kennedy found the back of the net off an assist from Noland Morrison.
With 6:10 left to play in the game, Kyle Durec made it a 10-8 when he scored off a pass from Aidan O’Dwyer. But it was Kennedy who did the most damage to Alderson Broaddus in the contest. Already saddled with a pair of goals, Kennedy scored two more times down the stretch, once with 4:47 left to play, and the other with 2:58 remaining. His second goal knotted the game up at 10 and set up Dyck’s heroics.
The Battlers (1-10, 0-3) stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the contest behind three first-quarter goals from Justin Jablonski, Jordan Look and Braxton Roman.
Kennedy and Bobby Palermo answered for D&E to cut the deficit to 3-2, but another Jablonski goal allowed the visitors to take a 4-2 lead heading into the second stanza.
Both defenses turned up the heat in the second and the only goal of the period came when the Senators’ Jordan Waddell scored with 8:23 remaining in the half, cutting Alderson-Broaddus’ lead to 4-3 at intermission.
The start of the second half was back-and-forth and Davis & Elkins knotted the contest up at 5-5 when Morrison scored with 9:00 to play in the quarter. The rest of the third stanza belonged to the Battlers, however, as five-straight goals to end the set gave the visitors a 10-5 edge. Matthew Amato hit for two scores down the stretch, while Roman, Jablonski and Jordan Cox added one apiece.
Alderson-Broaddus, which held a 53-35 advantage in shots for the contest, will entertain Lake Erie College on Tuesday.
The Senators will travel to Greensburg (Pa.) to battle Seton Hill on April 20.