Western New England Earns 4-2 Victory over Post

Senior Matt O'Dea turned in a multi-point effort in Western New England's 4-2 win over Post on Tuesday. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)
Senior Matt O'Dea turned in a multi-point effort in Western New England's 4-2 win over Post on Tuesday. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)

Golden Bears utilize four different goal scorers

SHELTON, Conn. (November 20, 2018) – The Western New England University ice hockey team earned a 4-2 victory over Post University on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action at the Sports Center of Connecticut.

Top Performers
Western New England utilized four different goal scorers, as seniors Matt O'Dea (Orland Park, Ill.) and Carlos Ross (Brockport, N.Y.), sophomore John O'Brien (Staten Island, N.Y.) and freshman Marko Bohatiuk (Bensalem, Pa.) all found the back of the net.

Starting for the second straight game, junior goaltender Baylee Johns (Woodstock, Conn.) stopped 35 of the 37 shots he faced.

Junior Tyler Hackett (Branford, Conn.) and sophomore Evan Lugo (Sandy Hook, Conn.) both scored for Post.

Game Review
Western New England struck first late in the opening period as O'Brien tallied his first career goal with assists from senior Steve Beck (Milton, N.Y.) and junior Andrew Green (Plainview, N.Y.) just 13 seconds before the first intermission.

The Golden Bears needed only 29 seconds of the second period to double their advantage, as Bohatiuk buried his second goal of the season with the help of O'Dea and junior Corey Kennedy (Clemmons, N.C.).

Less than three minutes later, senior Connor Graham (Norfolk, Mass.) set up O'Dea to make it 3-0 in favor of Western New England.

Lugo got the Eagles on the board late in the second period with an unassisted tally, and Hackett recorded a power play goal 5:29 into the third, but Post was unable to secure the game-tying goal.

Late in the contest, the Eagles pulled their goalie and Ross buried an empty-netter to extend the final margin to 4-2.

Notes
• Post outshot Western New England 37-35, but the Golden Bears held a 46-31 advantage in the faceoff circle.
• Western New England's four goals are its most through eight games this season.
• The Golden Bears also registered a 4-2 victory over the Eagles last November.

Up Next
Western New England (1-7) returns home to host Johnson & Wales on Sunday, while Post (2-4) travels to Skidmore College for the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational this weekend.