WATERTOWN, Mass. — Bentley sophomore Andy Peters finished a pass from junior John DiGennaro at 7:05 of the third period to break a 4-4 tie and lead the Falcons to a 7-4 victory over Army in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Ryan Rink Friday night.
It was Bentley first-ever victory over the Black Knights and kept the Falcons’ MAAC playoff hopes alive. Bentley improved to 3-16-2 overall, 2-14-2 in conference play while Army dipped to 7-15 overall, 7-12 in the MAAC.
DiGennaro (3 assists) and sophomore Marcus Willy (2 goals, 1 assist) finished with three points apiece for the Falcons while sophomore Kevin Williams made 21 saves in goal for his first collegiate victory.
Bentley jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals at 4:11 and 6:08 of the first period. Senior assistant captain Andy Cavanagh scored his first goal of the season, beating Knight goalie Scott Hamilton with a wrist shot that found the top corner of the goal with the teams skating four on four. Less than two minutes later, Willy scored on the power play.
Fisher scored for Army at 12:20 of the first period and senior Mike Fairman tied it with a power-play goal 1:27 into the second.
Bentley regained the lead when freshman Scott Trahan tipped home a shot by junior captain Steve Tobio, but the Knights bounced back to take a 4-3 lead with goals by freshman Jon
Boyle at 9:11 and senior Garrett Brougham at 13:19.
Before the period ended, the Falcons tied it at 4-4 when freshman Mike Mulligan scored seconds after a faceoff win by freshman.
Peters broke the tie at 7:05 of the third and the game remained that way until Tobio shot the puck the length of the ice and scored an empty-net goal at 19:29. With 16 seconds to go, Willy completed the scoring. The seven goals was a season-high for the Falcons and gave
Bentley its first home victory of the year.