Southern Maine Falls at Skidmore 4-1

Rookie Adam Withers scored his first collegiate goal for USM against Skidmore (file photo by Jason Johns).
Rookie Adam Withers scored his first collegiate goal for USM against Skidmore (file photo by Jason Johns).
Huskies Travel to Salem State on Tuesday

            SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Senior Adam Moodie (Wolf Island, Ont.) scored his first two goals of the season Saturday to lead the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds past the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 4-1, in New England Hockey Conference men's action at Saratoga City Rink.

            The win gave the Thoroughbreds a sweep of their weekend games against New England College and Southern Maine, improving their record to 3-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 in NEHC play.  The Huskies dropped their second straight to slide to 1-4-1 overall and in the conference.

            The Thoroughbreds never trailed in the game after taking a 1-0 lead at 6:51 of the opening period on Moodie's first goal off an assist from rookie Austin Rook (Shrewsbury, Mass.).

            Moodie potted the eventual game winner midway through the second period assisted by sophomore Paul Vella (Staten Island, N.Y.) and rookie Avery Steele (Colchester, Vt.).  Sophomore Brandon Borges (Providence, R.I.) gave the home side a three-goal lead at 16:07 converting a feed from junior Tim Allen (Smithfield, R.I.).

            Southern Maine got on the board at 6:24 of the third period when rookie Adam Withers (Kenora, Ont.) scored his first collegiate goal on the power play.  Sophomore Adam Papayoanou (Valencia, Calif.) and junior Colin Merrill (Portland, Maine) picked up the assists.

            Just over two minutes later, junior Jeff Kirkwood (Ithaca, N.Y.) restored the Thoroughbreds' three-goal cushion when he found the net for the first time this season.

            Junior goalie Brandon Kasel (Ithaca, N.Y.) earned the win for Skidmore stopping 21 shots.  Sophomore Anthony D'Aloisio (Frisco, Texas) made 27 saves, including 10 in the first period, in a losing effort.

            Southern Maine is back in action on Tuesday (7 p.m.) playing a non-conference game at Salem State University.  Skidmore will host the Skidmore Invitational next Saturday and Sunday (November 23-25).

 

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