Late goals sink Dartmouth in loss to No. 20 Union

Late goals sink Dartmouth in loss to No. 20 Union

HANOVER, N.H. – Two late goals led 20th-ranked Union to a 3-1 win at Thompson Arena against the Dartmouth men's hockey team on Saturday night.
 
Sophomore Matt Baker scored the lone goal of the game for the Big Green (8-12-3, 7-7-2 ECAC), who dropped their seventh-straight contest to the Dutchmen (14-9-5, 7-8-1 ECAC) dating back to 2015.
 
"Our staff can't ask for anything more than what the guys are giving. They played great all night and it just didn't go our way in the end," Koenig Family Head Coach Bob Gaudet'81 said. "Everything we work on in practice was there, but we just didn't end up on the right side of the score tonight."
 
After a scoreless first period, Baker notched his third goal of the season at 3:38 of the second. He was sprung for a breakaway thanks to a perfect pass from defenseman Cameron Roth inside his own blueline to Baker in the neutral zone. The second-year forward received the pass, came in and beat Union's Darion Hanson over the glove for the 1-0 lead.
 
Unfortunately for the Green and White, the lead lasted just 126 seconds as Greg Campbell scored the tying goal with a puck off a Dartmouth defender's stick and into the net. Making matters worse for the home team, Hanson would not allow another puck by him the rest of the night.
 
The 1-1 score lasted until there was just 3:46 remaining on the clock in the third period as Cole Maier won an offensive zone draw cleanly back to Ryan Walker for the quick shot through traffic that bulged the net for the game winner. The Dutchmen added an empty netter from Liam Morgan with 1:06 left to seal the win.
 
Hanson stole the show for the visitors, making 33 saves in the winning effort with 16 coming in the opening period. Dartmouth netminder Adrian Clark made several big stops throughout that kept the game tied throughout, finishing with 21.
 
Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play.
 
Dartmouth is on the road next weekend, heading to the North Country to take on Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Both games will be carried on ESPN+, while Rob Kennedy will have the radio call for both on 94 ESPN Radio.