WEST POINT, N.Y. — Sacred Heart’s Rocco Molinaro scored his second goal of the game 3:38 into the third period and the visiting Pioneers made it stand up, going on to a 3-2 win over Army in front of a sold out crowd of 2,659 at Tate Rink on Saturday night.
Army (12-15-3/6-13-3 AHA) had jumped out in front 2-1 on goals by Dustin Healey and Chad Fifield three minutes into the second period. Healey let a blast go from the high slot that blew right past Sacred Heart goalie Kevin LaPointe to tie the game 1-1 at 1:34 of the second. Fifield then charged the net with a Pioneer on his hip and slid the disc behind LaPointe at 3:06 to give the Black Knights their only lead of the game.
Molinaro scored the first of his two at 7:49 of the middle frame to knot things up heading into the final 20 minutes of play.
Senior goaltender Bill Moss made his second consecutive start in goal for Army, stopping 33 of 36 shots by Sacred Heart (12-15-4/12-7-3 AHA). LaPointe made 20 saves for the Pioneers, who sit in third place in the Atlantic Hockey standings.