Williamstown, Mass. – Senior forward Adam Anderson (Lino LAkes, Minn.) scored the game-winner to break a 2-2 tie with 4:15 left in the third period to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 3-2 victory over the Williams College Ephs in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's ice hockey action this evening. Trinity, ranked No. 12 in the nation, improves to 11-3-5 overall and 7-2-4 in the NESCAC while extending its unbeaten streak to eight games (5-0-3). No. 7-ranked Williams drops to 13-5-1 overall and 9-3-1 in the league and sees its six-game winning streak snapped. Trinity visits NESCAC rival Middlebury tomorrow at 4 p.m. and the Ephs entertain No. 14-ranked Wesleyan tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Trinity outshot the Ephs, 22-8, in the first 40 minutes and led, 2-1, thanks to goals by sophomore defensemen James Callahan (Gladstone, N.J.) and Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.). The Ephs had taken a 1-0 lead when senior forward Marcus Mollica delivered a quick pass to classmate Roberto Cellini 8:13 into the firsyt period. Trinity held a 10-to-3 shooting edge and had several other shots blocked but came up empty in the first frame. Less than six minutes into the period, following an icing call against Williams, the Bantams won the ensuing faceoff and tied the game on a rocket slap shot from right in front of the blue line by Callahan. The Bantams broke through again eight minutes later, when Grande placed an unassisted slapper right under the crossbar, to give Trinity its first lead of the game at 2-1.
In the third, Jack McCool tied the game with a Williams goal from Max Fuld four minutes into the period. Trinity rookie goaltender Jonah Capriotti (Mount Hope, Ontario) kept the game at 2-2 with a dazzling stop against Williams freshman forward Niko Karamanis' backhanded attempt from close late in the final stanza. Anderson received a pass up the ice from junior Nick Polsinelli (Galloway, N.J.) following a Williams turnover and unleashed a perfect shot past Eph goalie Michael Pinios to put the Bantams up for good. Trinity senior forward Charlie Zuccarini (Shelton, Conn.) also assisted on the clincher. The Ephs had its fifth power play with under three minutes remaining, and even removed Pinios for a 6-on-4 advantage for the latter part of it, but were unable to take a shot.