Courtesy of the Worcester State University sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the 2013 Worcester City Shootout Title game, which saw Nichols College defeat Assumption College, 5-3:
Auburn, MA — Behind 35 saves by Nichols sophomore goalie and tournament MVP Alex Larson (Madison, AL/Cleveland Lumberjacks), the Bison captured the third annual Worcester City Shootout Crown this evening in a 5-3 victory over Assumption at Horgan Rink.
With the win the Bison improve to 6-1-1 while the Greyhounds fall to 2-6-1 with the setback. The meeting between the two teams marked the first-ever in the title game after Becker and Worcester State traded blows in the previous two seasons.
Larson posted a two-day total of 64 saves, a .941 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average en route to taking home the coveted plaque.
The Bison charged back from a 2-1 deficit in the middle frame by netting a short handed goal followed by a power play marker over a four minute span.
Sophomore Sean Fleming (Easthampton, NJ/Philadelphia Revolution) lit the lamp at 12:23 before classmate Tyler Beasley (Indianapolis, IN/Rochester Ice Hawks) slapped one home at 16:18.
Freshman Mike Weaver (Wakefield, MA/Boston Jr. Bruins) netted the eventual contest-clinching goal at 4:40 of the final period.
Assumption received a first period spark from senior Nick Mattiello (Johnston, RI/Bishop Hendricksen) and freshman Ryan Gomez (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) who each assisted on one another’s goals to grab the 2-1 advantage.
Greyhound senior Bobby Bowden (Springfield, MA/Williston-Northampton) collected 30 saves in the setback.