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Ranallo Leads UConn Past UMass Lowell In OT, 3-2

Marcello Ranallo gave UConn the victory tonight.

Oct. 18, 2011

STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's hockey team traveled to Nashua, N.H. tonight and defeated UMass Lowell in overtime, 3-2. Senior Marcello Ranallo notched the game-winning goal. Junior Garrett Bartus recorded 39 saves. UConn improved to 2-1-1 on the season while UMass Lowell dropped to 2-1-0.

The Huskies squandered a 2-0 lead but generated the game-winner just 1:18 into the overtime period.

UConn went up 1-0 at 12:46 of the first period with Miles Winter's first goal of the season. He was assisted by Kevin Tuohy and Corey Jendras.

After one period, UMass Lowell had doubled up UConn in shots on goal at 10-5, but the Huskies were ahead on the scoreboard, 1-0.

Connecticut's top line combined to make it 2-0 with a power-play goal from leading scorer Brant Harris at 3:59 of the second period. Harris was assisted by Cole Schneider and Sean Ambrosie. All-three players have six points on the season with Harris notching five goals.

UMass Lowell cut UConn's lead in half at 9:44 of the second period with a power-play goal from Michael Budd.

After two periods, Bartus had stopped 24 shots with UMass Lowell goaltender Brian Robbins saving 12.

UMass Lowell found the equalizer 3:55 into the third period. Connecticut was down in shots after 60 minutes, 39-19.

Ranallo notched his first goal of the season 1:18 into overtime. He was assisted by sophomores Jordan Sims and Rui Encarnacao. Ranallo, an assistant captain, notched his first game-winning goal since November 7, 2009 against AIC.



The Huskies will get back in action on Saturday at No. 13 Merrimack. That game begins at 7 p.m. in North Andover, Mass.