BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Blaise Silka scored the game winning goal 53 seconds into the overtime period to lift Fairfield past Connecticut, 5-4.
With the loss, UConn falls to 5-6-2 overall, 5-3-1 in MAAC play, while Fairfield improves to 5-7-1 overall, 4-4-1 in conference action.
UConn’s began the scoring at the 8:26 mark of the first period on a goal by Ron D’Angelo and then Silka scored his first of two goals with 1:35 remaining in the period to even the score.
Connecticut’s Mike Anderson gave the Huskies the lead five minutes into the second stanza.
Fairfield’s Rae Metz took advantage of a power play opportunity at 13:32 to tie the score, and then the Stags’ Dan Cotter gave Fairfield the lead minutes later to close out the period.
Eric Nelson evened the score at three apiece on a power play at the 3:50 mark of the third period.
Tim Desmarais gave the Stags the lead once again, only to have UConn match the score with little under a minute remaining in regulation on a tally by Ciro Longobardi.
Silka then nailed his shot with only 53 seconds gone in the overtime period for the Stag win.
Jason Carey was handed his first collegiate loss in net for UConn stopping 36 Fairfield shots, while Craig Schnappinger saved 19 shots on goal. The Stags outshot the Huskies 41-23, in the win.