AMHERST, Mass. – Luke Stevens and Robbie DeMontis scored goals and Sam Tucker made 30 saves as the Yale Men's Hockey Team lost 5-2 to No. 2 UMass in a battle of nationally ranked teams at the Mullins Center.
Yale (7-3-2), which was on a six-game unbeaten string and was down 2-0 after 40 minutes, came out buzzing in the third period with a pair of scores to stun the home squad, which had a 23-11 advantage in shots over the first two periods.
Andrew Gaus sent a pass back to the point for Chandler Lindstrand, who fired a shot off the pads of UMass goalie Matt Murray. Stevens swooped in and grabbed the rebound before tucking it into the back of the net.
DeMontis got the equalizer at 5:17 when Phil Kemp's shot from the point bounced off the forward and trickled over the goal line. Joe Snively picked up the second assist.
The Minutemen (14-2-0) answered quickly with their third tally and then added a power-play goal and an even-strength score to put it away.
The No. 18 Bulldogs are off until Dec. 28 when they host the Chinese National Development Team at Ingalls Rink.